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Ushi no Koku Mairi
Mythology & Folklore

taken from Once Asked Questions

This originates from "Ushi no Koku Mairi", a kind of old curse in Japan. This type of magic is done around 2:00 AM, so some light is required. The first woman who did "Ushi no Koku Mairi" had a torch in her mouth, over the years it has evolved into candles. A Japanese straw doll is also involved in the process, which is akin to a Japanese version of a voodoo doll.

Relevance to Ranma

Ushino Koku Mairi is the Japanese "voodoo" curse that Gosunkugi practices.


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