Hishaku, Hinoshu脾積
ひしゃく

TRANSLATION: spleen shaku (a type of infection)
HABITAT: the spleen

APPEARANCE: Hishaku is a microbe which lives near the belly button and infects the spleen. It has a fuzzy, yellowish, bear-like body and a long red tongue. A large red pentagon-like shape appears on the hishaku’s side; this is a symbol of the belly button. Hishaku love sweets, and can’t get enough of them. They also have a fondness for humming and singing.

INTERACTIONS: Hishaku infections are most likely to occur during the changing of the seasons. This is because hishaku are related to the element of earth in Chinese element theory, and those days are also closely related to the element of earth.

Hishaku can be treated with acupuncture around the belly button.