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Chabukuro
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Information
Japanese name 茶袋
Romanized name Chabukuro
Meaning Tea bag
Type Unknown
Places Kochi Prefecture,
Wakayama Prefecture

Chabukuro (茶袋 or ちゃぶくろ, Chabukuro, literally "teabag") is a yōkai from Japanese folklore.

DescriptionEdit

Originating in the Kochi prefecture, Chabukuro is a yōkai which closely resembles the common domestic teabag[1]. It is reported to float along dark roads, as if suspended in the air by an invisible string[2], and is known to spread disease by touch or by ingestion[3]. It can often be much larger than its domestic namesake[3].

In addition to appearing as a suspended apparition, Chabukuro is reported to drop from the sky, or to be found floating in streams and rivers[4]. One tale tells of how another yōkai dropped Chabukuro near graves in order to spread disease to mourners[2].

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chabukuro on Japanese Wikipedia
  2. 2.0 2.1 今野圓輔 (ed.). 日本怪談集 妖怪篇. 社会思想社. 1981. pp. 37-38. ISBN 978-4-390-11055-6
  3. 3.0 3.1 逢魔リョウイチ. 怖くて不思議な 妖怪伝説 異ノ巻: 怪奇マンガ&ストーリー!西東社. 2015. p. 188 ISBN: 9784791689606
  4. 和田寛. 紀州おばけ話. 名著出版. 1984. pp. 168-170. ISBN 978-4-626-01124-4

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