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Yamambaa (Japanese: 山姥) is a Shadowside Yo-kai of the Omamori (tribe).

Appearances

Biology

Profile

Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Yamambaa was available in the Y-point shop during the Forever Friends event.

Etymology

Depending on the text and translator, the Yamauba appears as a monstrous crone, “her unkempt hair long and golden white ... her kimono filthy and tattered,” with cannibalistic tendencies. In one tale a mother traveling to her village is forced to give birth in a mountain hut assisted by a seemingly kind old woman, only to discover, when it is too late, that the stranger is actually Yamauba, with plans to eat the helpless Kintarō. In another story, the Yō-kai raises the orphan hero Kintarō, who goes on to become the famous warrior Sakata no Kintoki.

Yamauba is said to have a mouth at the top of her head, hidden under her hair. In one story it is related that her only weakness is a certain flower containing her soul

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