Swooping down from the heavens on a fire ball, the Kasha drags the bodies of the dead to the underworld for a life of damnation. Most frequently depicted as a demonic, flaming cat, the kanji for "Kasha" actually translates to “Fire Cart." So why did this malevolent yokai take on a feline appearance? Featuring the author of numerous yokai books, Hiroko Yoda, this episode explores the religious and artistic history of the Kasha and takes a look at the significant role of cats in Japanese culture. Part of the "Monstrum" series.