- East Asian (culture)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Neutral (behaviour)
An oversized centipede that lurked in the northern Japanese mountains and preyed on cattle and humans. The hero Hidesato was sent on a quest by the local people to slay the creature. Hidesato killed the bests by shooting an arrow in its forehead and was rewarded by a Dragon King with a bag of unending rice.
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