Monday, May 15, 2006

笑い栂Laughingly Tsuga

笑い栂Laughingly Tsuga,japan

"Tsuga" is a tree like to cedar. One traveler heard loud voice "I am in the heart of the mountains" on the mountain path in Edo period. He ran away in surprise, and took a rest under this tree. Then, big laughter was from the tree. All fingers of both feet had been cut though the traveler went descend a mountain in a hurry. Thereafter, people came to call this tree "Laughingly Tsuga". Only the root remains now.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

妖蛸Weird octopus

妖蛸 Weird octopus,japan

The woman who had been drowned at the sea was helped. However,the woman's belly swelled gradually,and she died.Though the body tried to cremate,but her belly alone didn't burn. People poked it with the stick,and a big octopus went out from the body,Then she burnt out. The rumor left that this woman tried to commit suicide with a man into the sea but only a man had died. This is a story telling at Meiji period in Hokkaido.