Kihachi's Boulder of Strength Picture

According to legend, and to the signpost next to this lump of stone, Mikenu-no-Mikoto, one of the gods worshipped at Takachiho Shrine, left for Yamato (mainland Japan...well, Honshu) with his younger brother Emperor Jimmu (first Japanese emperor), but then returned to Takachiho to rid the land of Kihachi, an evil ruler who rose to power in Mikenu's absence. It's said Kihachi threw this 200-ton boulder at Mikenu in a show of strength, but it did him no good. Mikenu defeated Kihachi and became the new, and more benevolent ruler.

Whether it's true or not doesn't really matter, but it's probably the most interesting tale to go alongside a giant boulder. It's between that, and Zeus throwing Sicily at Typhon.

Taken at Takachiho Gorge, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.
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