Img azuki
Full Name Azuki-Arai
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Grey
Skin color Peach
Height Shorter than Kitarō
Weight Unknown
Species Yōkai
Abilities Disguising as humans
Friends Kitarō

Kitarō's family

Enemies Nurarihyon


Azuki-arai (小豆洗い, azuki bean washing), or Azuki-togi (小豆とぎ, azuki bean grinding), is a ghostly phenomenon in Japanese folklore, in which a mysterious noise that sounds like azuki beans being washed or ground is heard. It usually occurs near a river or other body of water. Sometimes the creature or spirit responsible amuses itself by singing "azuki togō ka, hito totte kuō ka? shoki shoki." ("Will I grind my azuki beans, or will I get a person to eat? shoki shoki."), and anyone who approaches will inevitably fall into the water.While the perpetrator is seldom seen, he is often described as a short-statured man of grotesque appearance with a large balding head, crooked teeth, thin moustache, large bulging yellow eyes, wearing ragged clothes and bent over a pail washing azuki beans. Azuki-arai is sometimes blamed on a raccoon dog or weasel




  • He is the 11th of chosen 47 spirit warriors of Japan. He's the representative of Yamanashi. And his mark is located on the back of his head.