Japanese - An old farmer. On a pilgrimage to a shrine, he was badly treated by the innkeeper, Jimpachi, who stole the money the old man had intended to give for the upkeep of the shrine. Kanshiro swore vengeance and, when he died, a huge swarm of fireflies flew from his tomb and smothered Jimpachi who died in agony. Also called Kanshiro.

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