It is also is a common term for the echoing sounds in mountains and canyons. Toriyama Sekien depicts him as a monkey-like creature.
Normally the Characters for ‘Mountain’ and ‘Boy’ are used, however, Sekian chose to use ‘Mountain’ ‘Valley’ and ‘Echo.’1
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1. Yoda, H. and Alt, M. (2016) “Japandemonium: Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopaedia of Toriyama Sekien.”. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.
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