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Ōmukade (おおむかで, "giant centipede") is a Yōkai in Japanese mythology.


The Ōmukade is a giant man-eating centipede that lives in the mountains. While it eats humans, the Ōmukade has a weakness to human saliva.

One Ōmukade was featured in the story My Lord Bag of Rice where it killed the sons and grandsons of a Japanese dragon princess until it was killed by Fujiwara no Hidesato.[1]

Popular culture[edit]

  • In Yo-kai Watch, the Ōmukade has the ability to make anyone it inspirits into becoming easily ticked off and burst into angry rants. His name in the English dub is Irewig.


  1. ^ D. M. de Visser, The Dragon in China and Japan. J. Müller.1913:191-2

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