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If you enjoy cooking, beware of Setodaishō, the yokai made of broken and chipped crockery. He’s quite aggressive.

This one is in a later work by Toriyama Sekien, Hyakki tsurezurebukuro, v.3 in his series of supernatural bestiaries of Japanese Folklore.

Learn more about yokai, and our recent digitization of several of Toriyama Sekien’s works in a recent blog post all about yokai.

Visit Page Frights for more scary selections from libraries & archives all across the globe.

(Not sure if he leaves tiny shards behind, but that’s what I’m really scared of…)

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