Gashadokuro as well as the catastrophic ending of those who are said to have ‘unfortunately’ encounter with it makes the Japanese very afraid of walking at night. Fortunately, while the gashadokuro lived a long, strong life, more and more hunger and war were being repelled, so their numbers decreased.
The most famous story about this giant skeleton monster is probably about a kind of rebellion led by Taira no Masakado that occurred 1000 years ago. After the leader was murdered, his daughter, Takiyasha HIme, took power. This princess is a famous witch, with her magic, Takiyasha gathered the remains of the dead soldiers to create a giant skeleton, attacking Kyoto.
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