The Nuppefuhofu
Originally lacking much context or explanation, "blobby" has picked up a variety of
recognized attributes about as delightful as you would expect; we now know it likes to
wander graveyards at night, enjoys startling humans with its grotesque appearance,
stinks of (and is sometimes said to be
composed of) incredibly rotten meat, and
according to some, the consumption of its stinky, flabby tissues can grant a person
immortality - if they can stomach it.
Like the kappa, tanuki, tengu and hundreds more, the nuppeppo, nuppepou or
nuppefuhofu (roughly meaning "blobby" or "lumpy") is one of Japan's widely recognized
youkai dating back to centuries-old artwork.