In a Buddhist
(written 1570 in China
, based on a real travel made in 629 - 645 by Genjou
), Son Goku
is a rascal monkey
in heaven that causes quite a ruckus with his nyoibou
(super extendable stick), kintoun
(a cloud-mobile), and his mischeviousness
. As a punishment, Buddha
places him under a mountain
. Poor Son Goku
is trapped there for years and years to come, until a travelling female Buddhist monk Sanzouhoushi
sees him and frees him with her magical Buddhist
fixes a non-detachable ring around his head as a safety precaution. Just in case the monkey misbehaves, a splitting headache will be given as a punishment
's time, it had been a while since anyone brought Buddhist
teachings straight from India
, and the authenticity of rewrites after rewrites of the Buddhist
texts are in question.
is on a mission from China
to travel to India and translate the original Buddhist scriptures
and to bring it back.
, along with Chiyo Hakkai
, a pig
, and Sa Goshou
, an evil spirit that lives in the Gobi Desert, are protectors of Sanzouhoushi
from evil spirits that want to prevent her from reaching Tenjiku
The three followers of Sanzouhoushi
are former gods in heaven, each of whom were either kicked out of heaven or descended down to Earth on their own will, for either the reasons of mischief
, or sin
Son Goku is the main character in the novel. Along with his two tools, some of the super powers he posesses includes incredible strength
, and the ability to make miniature clone fighters of himself from his hair.
Note that the names mentioned here is how it would be pronounced in Japanese, which differs greatly from the Chinese
In Dragon Ball, a girl named Bulma discovers Son Goku, a boy with a tail. Later, they find a talking pig. There are some similarities here.