The Hidarugami (ヒダル神, lit. Hunger God), are yōkai referred to as The Hunger Gods.
Other Shigeru Mizuki works
The Hidarugami are referenced many times in NonNonBa.
Hidarugami Conversion: The Hidarugami are able to convert others into Hidarugami themselves. This is achieved by being near their presence, where the person is overwhelmed with the feeling of starvation, even if they have just recently eaten something. One way to avoid becoming a Hidarugami is by tracing the kanji for rice on the palm of their hand.