Zashiki Warishi

Zashiki bokko

Japenese poltergeist, probably the spirit of a little boy of 5 or 6 years old with a red face and bobbed hair. He is usually only seen by children.

Like all little boys he can be very mischievous and he will often disturb a family by his activities during the night. One should not, however, resent his appearance because he often brings good fortune, and it is unwise to try to scare Zashiki Warishi away since this would mean the property soon will not be as prosperous.

See also
Domovoi | Myths and Legends