Img konaki
Full Name Konaki-Jiji (Japanese)
Old Man Crybaby (English)
Gender Male
Hair color None
Grey (eyebrows and mustache)
Species Yōkai
Friends Kitarō

Konaki-Jijii (子泣き爺, Little Crying Old Man) is a comic, absent-minded old Yōkai man who attacks enemies by clinging to them and turning himself to stone, increasing his weight and mass immensely and pinning them down. He and Sunakake-Babaa often work as a team.


The original Konaki-Jijii is a ghost which is said to appear in the woods of the Tokushima Prefecture in the form of a crying infant. When it is picked up by some hapless traveler, it increases its weight until it crushes him.




Weight and Stone Techniques

Combat Skills

Other Techniques


Image Songs




  • Konaki-jijii first appears in a cameo as one of many yōkai attending a sukiyaki party in the story A Walk to Hell (Rental version) before making a more prominent appearance in The Great Yōkai War (Shōnen Magazine version).
  • In the 2002 Kodansha International Bilingual Comics edition, he is referred to as Old Man Crybaby.
  • In the 2007 anime version, he's the 3rd of the chosen 47 Yōkai Warriors of Japan. He's the representative of Tokushima Prefecture. And his mark is located behind his the upper left side of his head.

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