Fun & Games with the Zashiki-warashi

Charles Christian
Urban Fantasist
Published in
3 min readJul 12, 2022

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​Earlier this year I spent an inordinate amount of time researching Japanese folklore for background information for a science fiction novel I was writing. Readers… the novel was put out of its misery at the 20,000 words make but the research lives so in this post we head to Japan for an encounter with the Zashiki-warashi, one of those yokai supernatural/elemental spirits and entities that are so popular in both traditional…

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Charles Christian
Urban Fantasist

Journalist, editor, author & sometime werewolf hunter. Writes, drinks tea, knows things. (he/him) www.urbanfantasist.com + www.twitter.com/urbanfantasist