Yomotsu-shikome (黄泉醜女) were, in Japanese mythology, eight (or myriad) hags sent by Izanami to chase Izanagi out of the underworld.
Yomotsu-Shikome literally means "the ugly lady of Yomi", also known as Yomotsu-hisame (泉津日狭女) considered as symbols of the corruption of death.
Both Kojiki and Nihongi relate the same mythic elements: when Izanagi saw the true face of his now dead wife, Izanami in Yomi, he broke his promise and fled in horror from the underworld land of Yomi. Izanami sent the "eight hags of Yomi" (eight meaning "myriad") to chase after him. While being chased, Izanagi waved a sword behind him and threw down his headdress, which turned into grapes. Izanagi then escaped as the hags stopped to eat the grapes. The hags continued to pursue him, however, so Izanagi threw down his sacred comb, which turned into bamboo shoots. Once again the hags stopped to eat and Izanagi escaped as far as the Even Plain of Yomi.
An "alternative writing" transmitted by Nihongi calls the hags "Yomotsushikome, also called 'Yomotsuhisame,'" thus indicating that the two were the same. See also Yomotsuhisame.