Satori (folklore)

Satori (folklore)

is a type of mountain-dwelling yōkai in Japanese folklore that holds the power to read human thoughts. The creature is said to approach travellers on mountain paths in hominid form and speak their thoughts aloud. The way to counter a satori is to empty one's mind, in which case the creature will grow bored and leave, run in fear, or even die.

The most famous satori, , lives at the base of Mount Fuji.

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