Japanese - A woodman. He and his family were witnesses to the creation of Mount Fuji which took place in a single night. He later left his family and climbed the mountain where he saw two ladies playing go. For what seemed like one summer afternoon, he watched them play but, when he disturbed them, they turned into foxes and ran off. He discovered then that he had grown very old and, when he returned to his own lands, all sign of his house and family had long since disappeared - he had been away for 300 years. Also commonly identified as Visu.

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