Mount Ōe

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Mount Ōe
Mount Ōe.

Mount Ōe

Mount Ōe (大枝山) can be found in Kyoto Prefecture, measuring a height of 833 metres12 and is the highest peak in the Tango Mountains.1

The mountain was said to have been the home of the Yōkai known as Shuten-dōji with his army of Oni until they were all killed my Minamoto no Yorimutsu.3

The mountain also finds itself mentioned in a poem from the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.1


1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.
2. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
3. Yoda, H. and Alt, M. (2016) “Japandemonium: Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopaedia of Toriyama Sekien.”. New York: over Publications, Inc.

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