So there I was, minding my own business, reading Pink Tentacle's article on "Monster Mummies of Japan"...perhaps initially disappointed in the fact it's not a Roger Corman film or a kaiju spectacular...but still, reading along and came across our friend there, a "raijÅ«".
Now although appearances vary, check out this description:
Now what do we know that quite nearly fits this description? We reveal all after the break.
The two major discrepancies are the coloration (although that depiction is almost two centuries old and who knows what happens to that color ink on that sort of medium over time) and the failure to mention a proclivity for short shorts. More research is obviously required. In the meantime, the producers for Coast to Coast AM can reach me through the website.