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An abumi-guchi as depicted in Toriyama Sekien's Gazu Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro

An abumi-guchi (鐙口, lit. "stirrup mouth") is a strange, furry yōkai, or Japanese monster, that is illustrated in Sekien Toriyama's Gazu Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro.


It is a type of tsukumogami formed from a stirrup, usually one that once belonged to a dead soldier. It is said that the abumi-guchi will wait where it lies for the dead soldier to return.


  • "Abumi-kuchi". The Obakemono Project. Archived from the original on 10 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-18.