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  • East Asian East Asian (culture)
  • Forest Dweller Forest Dweller (attribute)
  • Undead Undead (attribute)
  • Haunting Haunting (behaviour)

This frightening creature originates from Japanese folklore. Its name means ‘red-handed child’. This Yokai or Japanese monster appeared as an infants hand that was seen hanging from a tree. The skin colour is red and the fingernails are long and black.

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