Sado Island

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Sado Island
Tub boat ride, Sado Island.

Sado Island

Sado Island (佐渡ヶ島, Marsh Paddy Isle) was, according to the Kojiki, the seventh island born after the Great Land of Eightfold Isles.1

The Nihongi also has this island as one of original Eightfold Isles. Though differs in saying it was the fourth to be born.2

Yōkai Connections

The island has connections to the creature known as the Umibozū. However, the islanders use the alternative name of Tate-Eboshi. They say the creature is 65 foot tall and will try to drown boats.3


1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
2. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
3. Yoda, H & Alt, M. (2008) “Yokai Attack: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide” Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd.

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