YOKAI: Exploring Hidden Japanese Folklore – HITOTSUMEKOZO

In this episode, we take a look at the single-eyed Hitotsumekozo, which is feared in Kanagawa Prefecture as a Yokai that appears once a year to punish those who have committed bad deeds.

A woven bamboo colander thought to frighten the Hitotsumekozo
Prof. Foster visits an iron forge to uncover the significance of the single eye
A ceremony takes place in Kanagawa Prefecture's Oiso Town to drive off Hitotsumekozo