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Abumiguchi

By on October 11, 2015, in tsukumogami, warrior, yōkai

Furuutsubo, Kurayarou, Abumiguchi

鐙口
あぶみぐち

TRANSLATION: stirrup mouth

APPEARANCE: Abumiguchi were once stirrups belonging to a warrior who fell in battle. The stirrups were left on the battlefield, forgotten. Upset at losing their purpose, a soldier’s implements can transform into tsukumogami. Like faithful hounds, abumiguchi wait in the fields for their masters, who will sadly never return.