Yuki Onna - Youkai EncyclopediaYuki Onna - Youkai Encyclopedia by KurenaiKiba
雪女 (Yuki Onna) - Snow Woman
Mizuki Shigeru (from Youkai Daihyakka - see note)
On a night of heavy snow, wandering through the torrents as she pleases is the white kimono-clad figure of a beautiful lady youkai. Holding a stolen child, Yuki Onna's thin voice calls out to travelers as they pass, fooling them into thinking she's lamenting.
“Please hold this child..... please hold it....”
If the traveler takes the child, it's as cold as ice and feels like holding nothing more than a bundle of snow. It's said that soon, before they know it, the traveler will be buried in the snow and freeze to death.
This is the entry for Yuki Onna in Muzuki Shigeru's Youkai Encyclopedia. For stories about her, please watch this space because I intend to translate some soon!
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