It was originally thought to be a corruption of the word "kamae tachi" (stance sword), but like the kyūki in the "Yin" part of
Gazu Hyakki Yagyō, they were thus re-used and depicted as a
weasel yōkai, eventually becoming established as the yōkai it is now. In the "Mimibukuro" by
Negishi Shizumori as well, children in the estate called Kagaya in
Edo were enveloped by a whirlwind, and on the surface of their backs, there remained the footsteps of a beast, and it was written that this was the proof of a "kamae tachi" (構太刀).
 As a beast with fur like that of a
hedgehog and a cry like that of a
dog, and one that flies through the air with wings, they are said to attack people with limbs like that of a