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Are you gonna tell some monster stories? 今日はモンスターの話？
Yes. In Sasebo, there is a rock that was once created by an Oni, demon. そう、させぼには、鬼がつくった岩があるの
Oni is a kind of yokai or troll in Japanese folklore. 鬼は日本に伝わる妖怪よ
Here is the rock! その岩がこちら！
The gigantic rock lies in Setogoshi-cho, Sasebo. The rock with 10 meters high and 20 meters wide has the shape of glasses. Hence it is called “megane (glasses)-iwa. According to a legend, when a huge oni was taking a nap, he strained himself to stretch his back. Then he broke the rock with his two feet by accident!
have the shape of ~の形をしている。
According to a legend, 伝説によると
take a nap 昼寝をする
strain oneself 全身に力を入れる
stretch one’s back 背中を伸ばす
by accident うっかり、偶然に
A half asleep oni made two holes with his feet. Bomb! 寝ぼけた鬼が足でバーン！って穴あけちゃったのね
It’s kind of a cute story, isn’t it? そう、かわいい話でしょ？
Autumn leaves are beautiful around late November. 11月下旬ごろは紅葉がきれいよ。
Let’s go and see this rock! ぜひ出かけてね！
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