Have you ever woken up from a scary dream to completely forget it moments after? If so, you may have encountered a Baku, a japanese dream-eating spirit. These little monsters are said to be very lucky to have around and closely resemble malaysian tapirs.
Bakus appear as tapir-like spirits, with long snouts, the claws ‘n paws of a tiger and an overall fuzzy-wuzzy appeal. Though these lil’ critters may not be the cutest spirits around, they are the handiest to keep in the bedroom. They consume the nightmares until the supply runs out, then they wander off to the homes off those that are overly-paranoid or that have just watched “Paranormal Activity”.
There are other Baku descriptions that contradict the above info, stating that they are more prone to infesting a household. Some say that they horde into a home and eat every dream they find, whether it be a nightmare or otherwise. This thieving of the dreams leaves people dreamless, boring automatons.
So, to break it down, Bakus are either dream-eating gluttons or the spirit versions of night-lights. Personally, I’d take a Baku over a build-a-bear any day. No matter how much I love my lil’ Ahuizotl..