This unusual Japanese ''Spirit'', The Keukegen was said to be a bringer of disease and sickness during that Nation's Feudal Era. They resembled a ''small canine-type'' creature, completely covered in thick black hair. They would ''take residence'' in a particular home with predictable results. Normally, the afflicted would die from their ''malady'', upon which The Keukegen would then leave – in search of another house to infect. They lived in dark and damp locations, so it behooved an Owner to kept their home clean and dry.