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Once upon a time there lived a giant in Owari. His name was Daidarabocchi.
One day he was taking a nap. His pillow was Mt. Ibuki. God saw him and said, “How lazy! You must work. Make the most beautiful lake and mountain in Japan.” “All right. I will make them,” he said.
First, he went to Ohmi and dug a hole. This hole is called Lake Biwa now. Then, he put the soil in the bag and carried it to Suruga. There was a hole in the bag. Some soil dropped here and there on the way, and made Mt. Sanage and Mt. Komaki. At noon, while he was eating lunch, he found a stone in his lunch box. He threw it into Lake Hamana. This stone is now named Tsubute Island. It is in Lake Hamana. Lastly, he made Mt. Fuji with the soil.
God was very happy. The next day the giant went fishing in the Ise Sea. A big fish ate his worm, and pulled his fishing line hard. He pulled back hard on it, too. While he was holding on, his foot sank into the ground, and made Manto Pond. It is near Yagoto, Nagoya.
gigantic yōkai in Japanese mythology