Does the legendary robe of the fire rat have its origins in Chinese mythology?

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Does the legendary robe of the fire rat have its origins in Chinese mythology?

Answer:

There is no evidence of a legendary robe of a fire rat in Chinese mythology, although it could be that any stories relating to its existence have been lost through the years. The robe of the fire rat originates from a Japanese folk tale, and may have just been invented in order to add more mysticism and wonder to the story rather than being inspired by Chinese mythology.