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Akabōzu (赤坊主, Akabōzu) is a yōkai from Japanese folklore.
Akabōzu is a mischievous monster that steals bells in some tales and just stands in the distance holding a red lantern. It appears in Niigata Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture and Ehime Prefecture.
- There's a reference to Akabōzu in Kaoru Hanayama's story from anime and manga series of Baki The Grappler.
- Akabōzu on Japanese Wikipedia