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SekienAoando

Toriyama Sekien's “Ao-andō”.

Aoandon, or Aoandō (青行灯 or 青行燈, "blue andon") is a creature illustrated by Toriyama Sekien in his Konjaku Hyakki Shūi. It was meant to represent the spirit that appeared during Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai meetings, after the hundredth story was told where people light the number of candles to the number of people and blow out each candle one by one as they each tell a ghost story. The candles in the room during these meetings were often placed in blue-paper andon lamps in order to create an eerie atmosphere, hence this creature's name.

It appears as a human with a blue complexion and twin horns from its brow, and sharp teeth.

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