Friday, October 18, 2013

Does Japan have Bigfoot?

Sort of...  Around the time that Sasquatch exploded onto the scene in the 1960s and 1970s in America, Japan had it's own version make a stand.

Trying to find any information on the hibagon in English is nearly impossible.  My Japanese isn't up to par, so searching that was is just as tricky.  I've been told that it has other names and legends of the creature go even further back.

I was told about a creature that met the criteria for a Sasquatch and Higbagon like creature known as ''Satori'' (さとり).  The description and even the characteristics match.  I've read many encounters people have with Sasquatch and they feel almost mesmerized by the beast.  They never felt fear and instead felt a connection with the creature.  

Personally, I really don't like to go down the road into 'tabloid' weird and hear stories about people saying how bigfoot is a transdimensional being.  It really grinds my gears.  But to hear that there are similar stories all the way from Japan, is somewhat fascinating.  

1 comment:

  1. Jerry, did you take this picture of the Hibagon statue? If you did, can you email me at I'm hoping to use your image for an educational project.