Sometimes on rainy evenings, this innocuous weather spirit can be seen running about and
splashing playfully in the puddles. It appears as a strange child, carrying a paper lantern and
wearing a peculiar hat fashioned from the husk of an old umbrella. The ame-furi-kozō
to be in service of Ushi
, a Chinese god of precipitation, and thus has the power to make
the rain fall.1
1. Mizuki vol. 5 2004, p. 8.