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Nuppeppo
Nuppeppo
Illustration of a Nuppeppo.
Cryptid Information
AKA N/A
Year First Seen Unknown
Biological Class N/A
Authenticity Status Presumed Hoax
Location Japan
In Japanese folklore during the Edo Period, the Nuppeppo (ぬっぺっぽう) (also known as Nuppefuhō) is a Cryptid that is genderless and estimated to be up to 1.5m in height.

It is described to have a flabby appearance and its appearance is accompanied by a pungent body odor. It appears as a blob of flesh with a hint of a face in the folds of fat. 

The Nuppeppo is passive and unaggressive. The body odor is said to rival that smell of rotting flesh. Other theories claim that the Nuppeppo is actually decaying flesh. There is a rumor that states that those who eat the flesh of a Nuppeppo shall have eternal youth.

The Nuppeppo aimlessly wanders deserted streets of villages, towns and cities, often at night towards the year-end, or graveyards or abandoned temples. It is normally solitary, but there are sightings of them in groups.

Fingers and toes may be attributed as features amidst of fold of the skin. The Nuppeppo, or "yokai" mostly travel alone, but there are claims that they have been seen in groups.

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