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Sakabashira
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Name
Japanese 逆柱
English Upside Down Pillar
Profile
Species Yōkai
Race Part Tsukumogami
Gender Male
First Appearance
Manga Geta Battle (1968)
Anime Series 1 Episode 44 (1968)
Portrayals
1968 anime Yonehiko Kitagawa
1985 anime Kōji Yada
1996 anime Wataru Takagi
2007 anime Tetsu Inada
Gallery

Sakabashira (逆柱, upside down pillar) is a plant yōkai and an adversary of Kitarō. He first appeared in the Shonen Magazine story Geta Battle.

Appearance

Personality

History

Shonen Magazine / First Anime

He appears in episode #44 of the first anime adaptation, Geta Battle.[1]

Third Anime

He appears in episode #52 of the third anime adaptation, Burning Nezumi-Otoko Geta Battle.[2]

Fourth Anime

He appears in episode #83 of the fourth anime adaptation, Geta Battle! Yōkai Sakabashira.[3]

Fifth Anime

GGGnK07 EP15 IMG4

Sakabashira 2007 anime artwork.

He appears in episode #15 of the fifth anime adaptation, Work! Medama-Oyaji.[4]

He makes another appearance in episode #40, Big Fever! Kitarō Goodies.[5]

Abilities

Legend

Sakabashira is a yōkai that is basically a haunted wooden pillar that is installed upside down as the result of a carpenter's mistake. Usually the pillar would be installed deliberately as a curse. It haunts the family living in the house by giving them nightmare and making creaking noises.

References

  1. GeGeGe no Kitarō (1968): Episode 44
  2. GeGeGe no Kitarō (1985): Episode 52
  3. GeGeGe no Kitarō (1996): Episode 83
  4. GeGeGe no Kitarō (2007): Episode 15
  5. GeGeGe no Kitarō (2007): Episode 40