Japanese - A farmer. Husband of Higo. Father of Chiyodo. He became so fond of a large willow tree that grew near his house that eventually the spirit of the tree appeared to him in the form of a maiden called Higo. He married her and they had a child, Chiyodo. When the emperor had the willow felled to provide timber for a new temple, Higo cried out in pain as the axes fell and then disappeared forever. Also referred to as Heitaro.

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