5 Weird Creatures in Japanese Folklore


This literally means the red handed child. It is not a story about a kid with red hands but it is about a child’s hand all blood red, just dangling on a tree. This is a form of yokai that does nothing but creep you out. The tree would be like any other tree just being there. Then a red hand might suddenly drop from it or it would be dangling there from the start.

There is not much about this Akateko or even how the hand is dangling but we do know that it originated from the Aomori prefecture in the city of Hachinohe.