Hiderigami

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Hiderigami (日照り神 "god of drought"?) is a mythical species of yōkai in Japanese folklore that holds the power to cause droughts.

Description[edit]

According to a quote from Bencao Gangmu[citation needed] in the Edo period encyclopedia Wakan Sansai Zue,[citation needed] the Hiderigami is "from sixty to ninety centimeters long, has eyes on the top of its head, and moves quickly like the wind."[citation needed]

In Toriyama Sekien's Illustrated One Hundred Demons from the Present and the Past, it is referred to as Hiderigami ( "drought"?) or Kanbo (旱母 "drought mother"?) and is drawn as a beast with one arm and one eye.[1]

In China[edit]

In China, the same entity is called Batsu (魃).[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murakami, Kenji (2000). Yōkai Jiten, p.282. Tokyo: The Mainichi Newspaper Company. ISBN 4-620-31428-5.