A strange furry creature formed from a stirrup, illustrated in the Gazu Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro
. The accompanying poem suggests that it once belonged to a man who has fallen in battle, and now shares in his misfortune:
An arrow is shot deep into the knee, and he falls from his stirrups, and the hand of suffering is dealt, and such a song is sung, I saw it not in my dreaming mind.
1. Murakami 2005 p. 17
2. Inada p. 287