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ヒバゴン (Hibagon)
Itoshi no Hinagon (book cover).jpg
Japanese book cover depicting the Hibagon[citation needed]
Similar creaturesBigfoot, Yeti
Other name(s)ヒナゴン (Hinagon)
RegionMount Hiba, Hiroshima Prefecture

The Hibagon (ヒバゴン) or Hinagon (ヒナゴン)[citation needed] is the Japanese equivalent of the North American Bigfoot[citation needed] or the Himalayan Yeti.[citation needed] Sightings have been reported since the 1970s[1] around Mount Hiba in the Hiroshima Prefecture.[citation needed]

History of the Hibagon[edit]

The Hibagon is described as a "black creature with white hands and large white feet, standing about five feet tall."[citation needed], and has been said to resemble a gorilla.[citation needed]

"The Hibagon has a large nose, large deep glaring eyes and is covered with bristles. Theories to account for this cryptid range from a gorilla, a wild man, or a deserter from the Japanese chefs, to an individual ravaged by atomic radiation from the nuclear attack on Hiroshima."[citation needed]

A sighting from 1972 reports that the creature "has a chocolate brown face and is covered with brown hair ... [and] is said to have 'deep glaring eyes', in two reports by a Mr. Sazawa and a Mrs. Harada, the creature took no hostile action and fled from four armed residents intent on hunting it."[citation needed]

Japanese Boy Scouts, "claim to find footprints 25 cm (10 in) long and 15 cm (6 in) wide."[citation needed]

Popular culture[edit]

  • In Dragon Quest, the monsters known as "brainy badboons" are called ヒババンゴ (Hibabango) in japanese, referencing this creature.
  • In Big Hero 6: The Series, the Hibagon is constantly referenced by the character Fred who claims that it lives in the Muirahara Woods outside San Fransokyo (in the show's universe, San Francisco was rebranded with Japanese culture). The character Ned Ludd, is transformed into the creature through the use of a patch applied to him by the main villain of the series.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ see entry ヒバゴン in Digital Daijisen