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It is supposedly a large ghostly skeleton whale and is said to be accompanied by strange birds and fish. The Bake-kujira is 60 feet (18 m) long and lives on the Japanese coastline. It is said to have a very high aggression level.
In one story a fisherman tries to catch it with his harpoon but the harpoon sailed right through it and the Bake-kujira floated away. In other stories people say that the Bake-kujira brings a curse and general misfortune to the area where it is spotted.
- Bakekujira and Japan's Whale Cults at hyakumonogatari.com (English).