Alternatively Hinagon, Mu-Jimi, and Kappa (also the name of a Japanese mythical creature).
Another mysterious primate, this time from Japan.
Sightings of Bigfoot type creatures are also reported in the Japanese islands, specially in the Hibayama mountains in Hiroshima. In Shobara City (Hiroshima Prefecture), as you enter downtown you can see a statue of the legendary beast on the side of the road.
Apart for having the same big feet as their North American counterparts (Hibagon footprints are said to be as much as 10 inches long and 6 inches wide), descriptions of the Hibagon ― five feet tall, foul-smelling, bristle-covered face, snub nose and glaring eyes ― make him more gorilla-like than the Bigfoot and the Sasquatch, which are usually said to be 8 to 10 feet tall, upright walking, and man-like.
Many sightings of the Hibagon have been reported in the forests around Mount Hiba (Hibayama mountains in Hiroshima), particularly in the fall of 1972, when Reiko Harada and her small son reported seeing a strange gorilla-like creature in the underbrush near Hiwa.
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