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.
Design[edit | edit source]
Aburasumashi is a short humanoid in straw clothing with a staff and an over-sized green head.
History[edit | edit source]
The Aburasumashi is seen dancing in the crowd of yokai as they marched out of a castle.
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.
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.
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Abilities[edit | edit source]
Staff[edit | edit source]
Aburasumashi can use his staff in combat.
Head Inflation[edit | edit source]
In The Great Yokai War, the Aburasumashi could expand and deflate his head.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Aburasumashi/Gallery.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.
References[edit | edit source]
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Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- 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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