Mount Ibuki

Mount Ibuki
Mount Ibuki

Mount Ibuki

Mount Ibuki (伊吹山) is located in both Gifu and Shiga Prefectures.

Legendary Period

It is the apparent mountain Yamato Takeru visited in the hopes of killing barehanded the Deity that dwelt upon it. However, the deity unleashes a hailstorm, which ultimately kills Takeru.1

Footnotes

1. Littleton. C.S. (1995) “Yamato-takeru: An Arthurian Hero in Japanese Tradition”. Asian Folklore Studies, Vol. 54, No.2, pp.259-274.

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Mount Ibuki