Ito Soda

Japanese - A soldier. A lady, O Toyo, loved by the prince of Hizen, was killed by a huge cat which then took the form of O Toyo. She cast spells on the prince who became ill and, when retainers were set to keep watch at night, she sent them to sleep and carried on with her evil work. Ito Soda kept awake by sticking his knife into his thigh and saw what was happening. When he tried to kill her, O Toyo turned back into a cat and escaped. In some accounts, the prince is referred to as Hizen, rather than the prince of Hizen. Also referred to as Ito Soda, Hizen or Hizen.

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