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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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ see entry ヒバゴン in Digital Daijisen