Harionago (Japanese: 針女子), also known as Harionna (Japanese: 針女), is a frightening female ghoul in Japanese mythology. Her name literally meaning Barbed woman. Harionago is said to wander the roads of the Japanese prefecture of Ehime on the island of Shikoku, searching for victims.
Harionago is said to be a beautiful woman with extremely long hair tipped with thorn-like barbs. Her hair is under her direct control, and she uses it to ensare men. When she finds a young man, she will laugh at him, and if the young man dares to laugh back, Harionago will drop her terrible, barbed hair and attack.
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