Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Yokai of the Week - Futakuchi Onna

Futakuchi onna (literally "two-mouthed woman") starts out as a normal woman who is cursed with a second fully-functional mouth on the back of her head, hidden beneath her hair. In some cases, the hair can act as tendrils drawing food into the second mouth. Through this second mouth, a futakuchi onna can eat as much as she desires without gaining weight, but the second mouth can also take on a life of its own, becoming more and more desirous of larger quantities of food. Furthermore, the second mouth, when not being fed, may start screeching which is not only painful to the woman's ears, but also draws unwanted attention.
futakuchi onna

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