Ittan-momen

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Ittan-momen (一反木綿 "one bolt(tan) of cotton"?) is a Tsukumogami formed from a roll of cotton in Japanese myth. Most has been handed down to the Kagoshima Osumi district. The Ittan-momen "flies through the air at night"[citation needed] and "attacks humans, often by wrapping around their faces to smother them."[citation needed]

In popular culture[edit]

  • In the anime/manga series, Inu x Boku SS, one of the characters; Renshō Sorinozuka, is an Ittan-momen.
  • In the tokusatsu franchise, Super Sentai, the Ittan-momen was seen as a basis of a monster in series installments themed after Japanese culture.
    • In Ninja Sentai Kakuranger, one of the Youkai Army Corps members the Kakurangers fought was an Ittan-momen.
    • In Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, one of the Ayakashi, named Urawadachi, served as the basis of the Ittan-momen within the series.
    • In Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, one of the Youkai the Ninningers fought was an Ittan-momen, with elements borrowed from a carpet and a magician.

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