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OriginsEdit

Kamaitachi (鎌鼬) is a yōkai with long, sharp, sickle-like claws who appears riding a whirling wind, slicing and slashing people as it passes. It is often said to take the form of a weasel distorted by wind.

Known TypesEdit

Kamaitachi no Itaku

Muchi
A kamaitachi variant that brandishes wind like a whip. Those who are struck by it are said to fall ill. In some places, it is also believed to haunt and kill the livestock of people traveling at night.