A famous Japanese arsonist of the Edo period named Yaoya Oshichi. While taking refuge in a temple during a fire, Oshichi fell in love with a temple page. The following year, she attempted arson with the mindset that if another fire occurred, she would go back to the temple and see her love once more. However, she was caught in the act. She was punished for her crime by being burned at the stake. Her story has inspired several plays.
"Origin: Japan. The ghost of a grocery shop's owner in Edo. She started a fire in the hopes of meeting her lover again, but was caught. She was burned at the stake for her crime, and appears in places before fires start."
—Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS Dictionary
Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army
"The spirit of Oshichi, an Edo-era produce store owner`s daughter who was burnt at the stake. She met her lover at a fire and tried to start another blaze to see him again, but was caught."
—Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army Devil Chart