Momotaro- The hero

I believe that the people of Japan has grown up hearing the story of Momotaro. It is very popular amongst the kids and other age group people in japan.

It was the time when animals and human beings are good friends. The story runs around a great treasure which has to be brought back. In those days there lived an old couple. They were loyal and indigent and had no kids. One morning the Oldman said to old woman I set off to the nearest mountain with a billhook in my hand to gather faggot of sticks for our utility. Then the old woman said I am going to the stream to wash clothes. So both moved towards their ways.

At the stream, while she was washing clothes seen an enough ripen peach that is coming down the stream and the peach was enough in size and very particular in colour, rosy red on both sides. Felt very happy the old woman grabbed the peach with the bamboo stick off to the shore. Later her husband reached home keeping the peach in front she said taste this, my husband and I found this fruit while at the stream. But while eating he got a different taste rather than peach and thinking about the reason. Meanwhile, the shell of peach burst into two and there was a baby boy in place of the pit. The old couple in cheer treating as if the boy is a gift from god’s side. The boy then ate the two halves of the fruit on by one and became much stronger and finer than before “Momotaro (the peach boy)!” uttered the old man.

Agreeing to the words of her husband “indeed true” she said. He came out from a peach. They both nourished the boy in such a way that he became the strongest child ever. You can consider the boy as a credit to those old people. Neighbours too acknowledged the eminence of Momotaro.

Momotaro one day asked his mother to prepare some good amount of kibi dango- a millet dumpling and she, in turn, asked “why”

I had a plan to go Ogres Island, you may call it as an adventure and on the way to feed myself I need this meal Momotaro replied

Again she asked why ogres island he replied to get the treasure from the ogres and help me by preparing kibi Dango as early as possible. The mother quickly prepared food and packed in a bag. He tied the bag to his girdle and left home. Sayonara! And we wish you good luck yelled the old people. Momotaro replied sayonara sayonara after travelling a short distance a monkey encountered Whoop! Whoop! the monkey cried where you are going Momotaro then replied Momotaro I am going towards the ogres for a treasure What is in the bag tied to girdle? I have some delicious millet dumpling.

The monkey says can you give me some and I will come along. Momotaro shared a millet dumpling and they both set off towards the island not even travelled far then encountered a pheasant. Ken! Ken! the pheasant cried where you are going Momotaro

They replied Momotaro I am going towards the ogres for a treasure.

What is in the bag tied to girdle?

I have some delicious millet dumpling

The pheasant says can you give me some and I will come along

Momotaro shared a millet dumpling and three of them set off towards the island. Soon they travelled some distance, faced a dog

Bow! Bow! the dog cried where you are going Momotaro

They replied Momotaro I am going towards the ogres for a treasure

What is in the bag tied to girdle?

I have some delicious millet dumpling

The dog says can you give me some and I will come along

Momotaro shared a millet dumpling and four of them set off towards the island. finally, they reached the ogre's island

Now Momotaro explaining the plan pheasant pecks the ogres by flung over the gate, monkey pinches the ogres by climbing the walls of the castle. I and dog reach inside the castle by breaking the gates. The dog bites and I confront the ogres' then the great combat took place.

The pheasant over the gates, the monkey on the walls Momotaro and Dog by land, attacked the ogres and the battle continued till the sunset and finally won. Those were alive kept captive with rope Momotaro and his companions drawn out the ogres' treasure. to their surprise, there were precious metals like gold, coral jade, tortoiseshell and amber. Also, the treasure contains jewels, coats which makes invisible if worn, caps “Here is the affluence”, carry away whichever you want, brothers, Momotaro said,

Thus the pheasant, the dog, the monkey paid gratitude to Momotaro

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