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Did you know There’s a Japanese mythological creature with an eye in it’s butt

Did you know There’s a Japanese mythological creature with an eye in it’s butt

Did you know There's a Japanese mythological creature with an eye in it's butt.

Now here’s one you don’t see everyday. Meet the Shirime. Shirime are mythological creatures from Japanese folklore.

Appearance

From a distance, shirime appears to be a normal human being. When close enough, however, it becomes apparent that it is a yokai. It has no facial features, but located where it’s anus should be is a large eye which shines like lightning.

Behavior

Shirime approaches travelers on the road late at night, looking like a man wearing a kimono. Once it has their attention, it asks them if they have a moment to spare. Before they can answer, the shirime drops its kimono to the ground and bends over, spreading its butt cheeks and revealing the giant, shining eye.

Other than its very startling behavior, shirime does not do anything harmful. It appears to thrive solely on the joy of scaring people.

Man with an eye in his anus japan

Origin

Although there are very few documented encounters, because of its alternate name (nuppori-bōzu) and its shocking behavior, it is very likely that shirime is a close relative of the noppera-bō, another faceless ghost. In this case, shirime’s true form may simply be a shapeshifted animal playing a practical joke on humans.

Did you know There's a Japanese mythological creature with an eye in it's butt.

Did you know There’s a Japanese mythological creature with an eye in it’s butt.

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