Ao-bōzu青坊主 (あおぼうず)Green Monk
other names: Me-hitotsu-bō
When the wheat is green, the green monk is said to emerge from the verdant fields,
and children who dally on their way home will be carried off by this monstrous bonze.
Sekien Toriyama drew the ao-bōzu as an oddly-proportioned cyclops, which may have been inspired
by other tales of one-eyed demons in priestly vestments, of which there are many.1
Hitotsume-kozōKeywords: yokai, youkai, obake, bakemono, Aobozu, Aobouzu, Ao-bouzu
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