Hahahaha!!! Every once in a while, this lil’ Catgirl does research on some of the elements of an asian film, and while I often find what I need for a review, I also learn some of the goofiest things…..
Here for example is a folklore monster from Japan that just begs for his own movie….. Shirime (尻目 (しりめ) aka “Anus Eye”. I kid you not…. he’s a “real” monster from old Japanese folklore.
The story on him, as quoted from www.obakemono.com, goes as follows:“Long ago, a samurai was walking at night down the road to Kyōto, when he heard someone calling out for him to wait. “Who’s there?!” he asked nervously, only to turn around and find a man stripping off his clothes and pointing his bare buttocks at the flabbergasted traveler. As if this weren’t traumatizing enough, a huge glittering eye then opened up where the strange man’s anus should have been.
The samurai ran away screaming, and this obscene apparition was never seen again.
The haiku poet and artist Buson liked this naughty creature enough to include it among his many paintings of yōkai.”
Yep…. this guy just screams for his own movie where he chases Japanese schoolgirls around….. or maybe the Pang Brothers could use him for the next “The Eye” sequel……
Anyway… obakemono.com is a nifty site full of other goofy critters, so check it out!