"snow woman." A yōkai, a female spirit who appears on snowy nights. She is a beautiful woman with long hair and a pale, translucent skin, sometimes in the nude or dressed in a white kimono. The spirit may lead travelers astray so that they die of exposure, or uses her icy breath to freeze them. In some stories she holds a child and when a someone takes the "child" from her they are frozen in place.
- Toriyama Sekien. Gazu Hyakki Yakō.