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Chōchinobake (提灯お化け, lit. "paper lantern ghost") are spirits that belong to the family of tsukumogami in Japanese mythology.

This Japanese spirit is said to introduce into objects reaching their 100th year of existence, thus becoming animate. Chōchinobake in particular are created from the chōchin lantern, composed of bamboo and paper or silk. They are typically portrayed with one eye, and a long tongue protruding from an open mouth.

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