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Harionago (Japanese: 針女子),[citation needed] also known as Harionna (Japanese: 針女),[citation needed] is a "frightening female ghoul"[citation needed] in Japanese mythology. Her name literally meaning "Barbed woman"[citation needed] the Harionago is said to be a "beautiful woman with extremely long hair tipped with thorn-like barbs,"[citation needed] Her hair is under her "direct control, and she uses it to ensnare men."[citation needed] She is said to wander the roads of the Japanese prefecture of Ehime[citation needed] on the island of Shikoku.[citation needed] When she finds a "young man, she will smile at him, and if the young man dares to smile back, Harionago will drop her terrible, barbed hair and attack."[citation needed]


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