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SekienShuten-doji

Shuten-dōji (an infamous princess-kidnapping, bloodthirsty oni) from the Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki.

Shuten-doji is a mythical Oni leader who lived in Mt. Ooe of Tamba Province on the boundary of Kyoto and Tamba in Japan. At the base of the mountain, he, not she, had a palace known as Ryugu-jo which had many Oni. According to legend, Shuten-doji was born in Ganbara, Echigo.  He had a large thirst for sake, a type of Japanese wine. Shuten-doji, being the strongest Oni in Japan, is known as one of the "Japan's Three Evil Youkai" along with the nine-tailed fox Tamamo-no-mae, and Emperor Sutoku.

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