Hailing from Ehime prefecture on Shikoku, this female ghoul has on her head a huge and terrible mass of mobile hair, each serpentine strand tipped with a sharp, barbed hook. She is fond of tormenting and preying upon young men. Appearing on roads as a beautiful woman, she laughs derisively at whoever strikes her fancy, and if he makes the mistake of laughing back, she lets down her deadly hair and gives chase.
A youth once escaped from this monster by closing the door to his house on her; her hooked hair left uncountable gashes in the wood. Fortunately for him the door was not of the paper sliding variety.