|Disclaimer: While it is the intention of the foremost members of this website to keep pages as mythologically accurate as possible, this site should not be taken fully as mythical, legendary or folkloric canon (let alone as a resource for any paper, report or journal). Cite pages at your own peril.|
|Alternate Names/Spellings||こなき爺 or こなきじじい, 児啼爺, "Old Man Crying"|
|Alignment||Chaotic Neutral, Chaotic Evil|
|Appearance||Baby with an old man's face...|
The Konaki-Jiji is a creature with origins in Japanese mythology, legend and folklore. According to some sources, the konaki-jiji is formed from the soul of a child left to die of exposure in the mountains.
The konaki-jiji is the size and shape of an infant. Oddly, its face is that of an elderly man. It is always crying like a baby.
The konaki-jiji lurks in secluded areas, like mountain paths, where babies shouldn't normally be. When a kind-hearted traveler comes by and hears the crying, he will pick the yōkai up in an effort to comfort it. When the traveler notices the odd face, the konaki-jiji attacks. It will increase its weight tremendously, crushing the foolhardy good Samaritan.
The konaki-jiji's main weapon is its ability to change its weight.