Akateko (folklore)

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An akateko (赤手児?, lit. "red handed child") is a yōkai, or Japanese monster, from the folklore of Aomori prefecture, specifically in the city of Hachinohe.[1][2] It appeared as an infant's hand hanging down from a tree.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kizen Sasaki (2007). Tōno no Zashiki-warashi to Oshirasama. Chūkō. Chuokoron-Shinsha. p. 71. ISBN 978-4-12-204892-8. 
  2. ^ Kenji Murakami, ed. (2000). Yōkai Jiten. Mainichi Shinbunsha. p. 7. ISBN 978-4-620-31428-0.