Region of origin: Kagawa Prefecture, Japan

If you ever stumble while walking down the street at night and look down to find nothing at your feet, it may have been an ashi-magari, a small wispy creature that wraps itself around a person’s ankles to trip them up for its own amusement. Some versions speculate the phenomena is not a unique creature in itself but just a prank being played by other mischievous yokai.

Originally posted on Tumblr on May 21, 2016

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