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|Affiliation||47 Yōkai Warriors|
|Manga||Yōkai Rally (1968)|
|Anime||Series 1 Episode 54 (1969)|
|1985 anime||Yūsaku Yara|
|1996 anime||Yasunori Masutani|
|2007 anime||Shōzō Iizuka|
|Video games||Masami Iwasaki (Ibun Yōkai Kitan)|
Akashita is the 10th of the chosen 47 Yōkai Warriors and the representative of Aomori Prefecture. His mark is located on his tongue.
An Akashita is a yōkai that appeared in Toriyama Sekien's "Gazu Hyakki Yakō". It is drawn as a beast with clawed hands and a hairy face, with most of its body hidden in a black cloud over a floodgate. In its open mouth is a large tongue. Sekien did not attach an explanatory note, so it is not certain whether he intended it as an original creation, but it may be related to the Shakuzetsujin (赤舌神?, lit. "red-tongued god") which guards the western gate of Jupiter. It may also be related to the Shakuzetsunichi (赤舌日?), a day of bad luck in Onmyōdō.
|Akamata • Akashita • Amabie • Aoi • Azuki-Arai • Dansaburō • Gyōbu-Danuki • Hitotsume-Kozō • Hyōsube • Ichimokuren • Ippon-Datara • Iso-Onna • Ittan-Momen • Iwanabōzu • Kabukiri-Kozō • Kame-hime • Kasha • Kawauso • Konaki-Jijii • Kuro-Karasu • Matsu no Seirei • Mikari-Baba • Mintsuchi • Namahage • Nami-Kozō • Nora • Nurikabe • Osakabe-hime • Osan-Kitsune • Raijū • Seko • Shidaidaka • Shirobōzu • Sunakake-Babaa • Sunekosuri • Tankororin • Tesso • Waira • Wakasa Mermaid • Wanyūdō • Yadōkai • Yakanzuru • Yama-Jijii • Yanboshi • Yobuko • Zashiki-Warashi|