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Aburasumashi in The Great Yokai War: Guardians
Aburasumashi in The Great Yokai War
Okubi in Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare
Species Yokai
Height 1.28 meters100M-SW[1][2]
Weight 30 kilograms100M,[1]
32 kilogramsSW[2]
Enemies DaimonSW
First appearance Latest appearance
Yokai Monsters:
100 Monsters
The Great Yokai
War: Guardians

Aburasumashi (油すまし) is a kind of Japanese folklore creature which appeared in the 1968 Daiei films Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters and Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare, the 2005 Kadokawa film The Great Yokai War, and its 2021 sequel The Great Yokai War: Guardians.


Aburasumashi is a short humanoid in straw clothing with a staff and an over-sized green head.


Showa era

Aburasumashi in the Yokai Monsters series

Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters

The Aburasumashi is seen dancing in the crowd of yokai as they marched out of a castle.

Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare

In this film, Aburasumashi has an important role and is one of the protagonists. He helps battle Daimon but is defeated. Later he becomes a member of the Spirit Army and kills Daimon by stabbing his right eye after the Kakasa lifted him up.

Heisei era

The Great Yokai War

Aburasumashi is one of the yokai that gathered to discuss the threat to their species. Despite hearing all the reasons to fight for yokai, the Aburasumashi leaves. It does, however, return later when the rumor of a 'massive party' was just so happening on the enemy's base and was one of the millions of yokai to show up. Due to the rowdy nature of yokai, it started fighting anything that came near it.

Reiwa era

The Great Yokai War: Guardians

To be added.



Aburasumashi can use his staff in combat.

Head Inflation

In The Great Yokai War, the Aburasumashi could expand and deflate his head.


Main article: Aburasumashi/Gallery.


  • The original Showa Aburasumashi suit would be referenced numerous times in Rumiko Takahashi's series, Urusei Yatsura, as one of the characters, Cherry the Monk, resembled its facial features.


This is a list of references for Aburasumashi. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]


  • Tsutsumi, Tetsuya; Okubo, Kazumitsu; Abe, Nomaru; Kagami, Toshiharu; Kano, Keisuke; Suzuki, Mitsunobu; Nakamura, Satoshi; Matsui, Etsuko; Ozawa, Ryoko (30 August 2005). Revive! Great Yokai Movies Assembly. Takeshobo. ISBN 4-8124-2265-5.


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