|This article is a stub. You can help the GeGeGe no Kitarō Wiki by expanding it.|
|English||Really Old Man|
Nose Hair Needles
|Manga||The Great Yōkai Trial (1969)|
|Anime||Series 2 Episode 3 (1971)|
|1971 anime||Hidekatsu Shibata|
|1985 anime||Masao Imanishi|
|1996 anime||Ginzō Matsuo|
|2007 anime||Tomomichi Nishimura|
|2007 film||Hiroshi Kanbe|
|[ v · t · e ]|
Momon-Jii is a devious yōkai who specializes in conning people. In The Great Yōkai Trial, he convinces several yōkai to put Kitarō before the Dai-Tengu on false accusations. In all adaptations, he is eventually found out and arrested by the Tengu Police.
The momonjii of legend is born from a long-lived nobusuma, a yokai which was originally born from a long-lived bat. He takes the form of a hairy, bestial, old man who wanders the wilds and assaults passersby, particularly crying or misbehaving children. Momonjii appear late at night on the road, when the wind blows strongly, and those who meet them suddenly become very sick.
Genjutsu: He is able to create illusions with his genjutsu, or illusionary techniques. He must say certain phrases to activate his genjutsu, and it appears that anyone can say the phrase to activate it without Momon-Jii's permission as well.
- Kitarō Monmon: Created by saying Kitarō Hana Mon Hana Monmon (Kitarō Nose Entity).
- Momon-Jii Monmon: Created by saying Momon Hana Mon Hana Moge (Momon Nasal Motility).
- Note: "Mon" is the colloquial/informal version of Mono, lit. thing or entity.
- Note: "Moge" can be translated as "Motility" or the ability to move spontaneously.
Nose Hair Needles:
Momon-Jii appears in episode 47 of the 5th anime adaption, The Great Yōkai Trial.