Zashiki Warashi


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Zashiki Warashi (drypoint etching by Yaemi Shigyo)
Zashiki Warashi

Drypoint etching, 100×150, April 2022

Series: Japanese phantoms

This is a child Yokai that is said to sometimes appear in the house of an old family. There is a legend that happiness will come and bring the family wealth if people see the child. They have bobbed hair, and wear a red kimono. Also, the child that seems to be in white is also said to be a sign of good fortune. The Zashiki Warashi’s gender is unknown. They are sometimes playful, but the family will be ruined if the child disappears.

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