The "10th Sakaiminato Youkai Test" will be held on October 25, 2015 in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture and Chofu City, Tokyo. The application for the examination is being accepted.
The "Sakaiminato Yokai Test" is a local test that was born in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture, which is the birthplace of Japan's leading manga artist Shigeru Mizuki and is famous for "Shigeru Mizuki Road". This is a certification test that officially certifies the knowledge about youkai and folklore transmitted to various parts of Japan as a "qualification", which was learned through the consideration of youkai by Shigeru Mizuki, an authority on youkai.
So far, 4,365 people have taken the exam, and a total of 2,592 official "Dr. Yokai" (successful applicants) have been born for beginners, intermediates, and advanced students. The beginner's problems are as follows.
[Question] Please answer the question about the youkai in the next picture.
1. Enter the name of this youkai.
2. Select the correct supplementary explanation for this youkai from the following (a) to (c).
(A) He appeared on the mountain road saying, "I'm still there."
(B) Walk around the night town to buy oil.
(C) Appears only as a raw neck and surprises people.
3. Where is it reported that this youkai appeared? Select one from the following (a) to (c).
(A) Hachinohe, Aomori (B) Kamakura, Kanagawa (C) Amakusa, Kumamoto
Successful applicants will be awarded a certificate of acceptance and a pin badge of Dr. Yokai.
■ Outline of the 10th Sakai Port Youkai Test
Date: October 25, 2015 Venue:
・ Sakaiminato Venue: Sakaiminato Chamber of Commerce and Industry 3002, Agarimichicho, Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture 684-0003
・ Chofu Venue: Chofu City Citizen Plaza Akurosu 2-5-15 Kokuryocho, Chofu City, Tokyo 182-0022
・ Sakaiminato Venue: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced / Chofu Venue: Beginner, Intermediate Examination Application Period: August 15th to September 30th, 2015
If you would like to know more about how to apply for the exam, or if you would like to know the answers to the above sample questions, please refer to the official website of "Sakai Port Youkai Test".