A Japanese Folklore from The Feudal Period, The ''Amazake Babaa'' was said to be a ''Yokai'' which assumed the guise of an Old Woman. She is said to come to homes at night, asking for a drink of Amazake. This is a sweet drink made from fermented Rice. One should not answer The ''Babaa''. If you do, you and your whole Family will become ill (Hexed). The best method to keep a Amazake Babaa away from your home is to place a fresh Cedar Leaf over your door. ''She'' will leave you in peace. Some Regions in Japan also associate Her with the disease Chickenpox.