Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Great Grandma's Umbrella is Acting Kinda Weird: Kasa-obake

From Wikipedia:
Karakasa (唐傘 "Chinese umbrella"), or Kasa Obake, are a type of Tsukumogami, a form of Japanese Spirit that originate from objects reaching their 100th year of existence, thus becoming animate. Karakasa in particular are Spirits of Parasols (umbrellas) that reach the century milestone. They are typically portrayed with one eye, a long tongue protruding from an open mouth, and a single foot, generally wearing a geta.
A Karakasa also makes a memorable appearance in Takashi Miike's fantastic Yôkai daisensô (Great Yokai War):

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