Koseu, Oozakenomushi大酒の虫
おおざけのむし

TRANSLATION: heavy drinking worm
HABITAT: the abdomen

APPEARANCE: Ōzake no mushi has a bright red body with a number of worm-like appendages branching out. It’s is quite warm, and becomes warmer when its host drinks alcohol. It looks like a lumpy satchel tied up at the top.

INTERACTIONS: People infected with ōzake no mushi become heavy drinkers. If the satchel-like “shell” is broken, the ōzake no mushi erupts with what looks like red sand throughout the body. In fact, these are countless other worms which live inside its red body. Even after its host dies, these parasites will live inside of the abdomen.