Japanese Belief in Disaster-Causing Demons
Demons in Japanese lore wander between the living and the dead; some demons do good, and some wreak havoc. Demons have supernatural powers, but they also have the magical ability to affect natural phenomena. According to Japanese belief, demons are the root of all disasters, both natural and man-made.
Sam: Well, that's not exactly true. You see according to Japanese beliefs, certain demons are behind certain disasters, both natural and man-made. One causes earthquakes, another causes disease.