It is mentioned as the home of The Dragon King in the Japanese Folktale My Lord Bag of Rice where Fujiwara Hidesato kills the Giant Centipede Seta.1 Additionally we see the tale known as The Gratitude of the Samebito set in this are where we find a creature known as the Samebito who due to a minor offence has been expelled from the service of the Dragon King.2
1. Ozaki, Y.T. (1903) “The Japanese Fairy Book”. Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd.
2. Davis, F. H. (1992) “Myths and Legends of Japan.” New York: Dover Publications, Inc.
3. Miller, R. A.. (1981) “The Lost Poetic Sequence of the Priest Manzei”. Monumenta Nipponica. Vol.36 No.2 pp.133-172
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