Amefuri-Kozō (雨降小僧 or 雨降り小僧 Amefuri-Kozō, lit. Rainfall Boy) is a yōkai boy capable of bringing rain.
Amefuri-Kozō is a short, child-like yōkai, having a pudgy face and upturned nose. He wears a blue kimono, a pair of getas, and an umbrella over the blue cloth wrapped around his head. He is always carrying around a thin paper lantern.
Amefuri-Kozō appears in episode #21 of the sixth anime adaptation, Flame on! The Solitude of the Takurō-Bi. He appears again in episode #28 along with Takurō-Bi and the other yōkai of GeGeGe Forest to help Kitarō fight off the Western Yōkai. After Backbeard and his army retreats for the time being, Amefuri-Kozō conjures rain to put out the fire that was consuming GeGeGe Forest.
Powers and Abilities
Rain Conjuring: As his name implies, Amefuri-Kozō is able to conjure the rain at his command by using his paper lantern. Within the 2028 anime, Amefuri-Kozō is able to control his rain summoning, as shown when he makes the area around the trash compactor rain and stops once Takurō-Bi has been calmed. He also has to exert effort as it stops raining when he was attacked. However, he has no control over this within the 2007 anime.
Amefuri-Kozō is a weather spirit illustrated by Sekien Toriyama in his book "Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki."
- GeGeGe no Kitarō (1968): Episode 20
- GeGeGe no Kitarō (2007): Episode 25
- GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 21
- GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 28