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The Kinoko (木の子 Kinoko, lit. Children of Trees) are yōkai that inhabit their own forest.

Appearance

They appear as children and wear clothes that are made of leaves.

Personality

Because they are children, they are naive and like to play.

History

Manga

The Kinoko appear in the 32nd chapter of Shinpen GeGeGe no Kitarō, Kinoko.

Third anime

They appear in episode #89 of the third anime adaptation, Kinoko and Yōkai Yama-Tengu.

Sixth anime

They appear in episode #52 of the sixth anime adaptation, Runaway Girl! The Forest of the Kinoko.[1]

Abilities

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Kinokos' wind attack against Yama-Tengu

Wind Vortex:

Longevity: The Kinoko have very long lives and age slower than humans.[1]

Legend

The Kinoko appear as children from two to four years of age and wear clothes that are made of leaves or are blue. It's said that when a human sees one, they look like a shadow, making it hard to tell if one actually there or not.

They usually play together as a group. It is said that woodcutters and other people who work in the mountains catch sight of them from time to time and so they are not an unusual sight to them. However, it is said that if one is not cautious and gets caught unprepared, one could be pranked such as by having one's bentō stolen, so when something like that ever happens, one should use a stick to shoo them away.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 52

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