YOKAI: Exploring Hidden Japanese Folklore – KONAKIJIJI
In this episode of YOKAI: Exploring Hidden Japanese Folklore, we follow the cry of the Konakijiji, a Yokai that resembles an old man but with a voice like a weeping infant. It's said to lure passersby into lifting it up, then suddenly become so heavy that it crushes them to death. By traveling to its home territory of Tokushima Prefecture, Yokai researcher Michael Dylan Foster learns of the Konakijiji's legend born among the nearby mountains.
Settlements are scattered across the steep mountain slopes
Prof. Foster views an exhibit on the Yokai of Yamashiro
A visit to the basin where the Kawa-Akago is said to dwell