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Yama-Oroshi
Yamaoroshi
Information
Japanese name 山颪
Romanized name Yama-Oroshi
Meaning Mountain wind
Type Tsukumogami
Book(s) Gazu Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro

Yama-Oroshi (山颪 or やまおろし, Yama-Oroshi) is a creature from Japanese folklore.

DescriptionEdit

The yama oroshi is a metal grater which has been improperly cared for and has grown too dull to grate anything. It sprouts a body, and the dull slicers on the grater stick out like wild spines from its head.

Yama oroshi’s name contains a double pun. First, the Japanese word for grater is oroshi, which is found in this tsukumogami’s name. Second, its name sounds like yamaarashi, the Japanese word for porcupine. This yōkai resembles a porcupine with its spines.

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