Keukegen

Keukegen (毛羽毛現, "fluffy hair appearance") is a creature illustrated in Toriyama Sekien's Konjaku Hyakki Shūi. It resembles a small dog covered entirely in long hair. Its name is a pun - when written with different kanji (希有怪訝), keukegen means "an unusual thing which is rarely seen".

According to one report, the keukegen is a disease spirit which lives in damp, dark places and causes people in the house to get sick.

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Japanese Mythology In Popular Culture - Keukegen
... Keukegen appears in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger ... Keukegen appears several times in the video game Muramasa The Demon Blade for the Wii, having an overall appearance similar to Toriyama Sekien's interpretation except that it is orb-like in shape ...