"(meaning"fishy", "mysterious", or "implausible") are a class of Obake and bakemono (sometimes obakemono) are a class of monster or spirit in Japanese folklore. Literally, the terms mean a thing that changes, referring to a state of transformation or shape shifting.
obake, creatures in Japanese folklore ranging from the evil Oni (?, Oni?) are creatures from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres or trolls. They are popular characters in Japanese art, literature and theatre.
The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the Tokugawa bakufu, and the Edo bakufu, was a feudal regime of Japan established by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family. This period is known as the Edo period and gets its name from the capital city of Edo, now Tokyo. The Tokugawa shogunate ruled from Edo Castle from 1603 until 1868, when it was abolished during the Meiji Restoration.
Our story takes place in this period. Unlike the general picture we find ourselves in a small village in the mountains in the middle of Japan. Cut of from civilisation and any link to the outside resides the small village of Shioku. Many tales are woven around this place. One is that no army could ever get their men to even find the place rather take it under some kind of control. Another one goes that the village holds the kimon the gateway to the land of dead.