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Mushroom Peddler Chaos the Demon Kitty has a Name! Kasha!

June 5th, 2013 (12:55 am)

My Chaos Demon Kitty has a name: Kasha.

Kasha (火車?, lit. "burning chariot" or "burning barouche") is the name of a being from Japanese mythology, belonging to the higher range of demons, the Yōkai. The belief in Kashas is rooted in Shintoism and Buddhism.

Japanese folklore describes the Kasha as humanoid cat-demons with the head of a cat or tiger and a burning tail. They are similar to other demons such as Nekomata and Bakeneko and get often interchanged with them. Kashas are said to travel the world on burning chariots or barouches, stealing the corpses of recently deceased humans, which were not yet buried and who had been sinful in life. They bring their souls to hell.