This is the story of a young peasant named Ito (Ito), who lived in that grass mowed and cut down the trees in the valley of the mountains Taneyamagahara (Taneyamagahara). Once Ito and two other farmers had to spend the night at the haymaking, and in the morning he had a dream that he spoke with a forester and ask what you can to cut down trees,to get coal and make a living. Suddenly there were spirits of the trees and began to ask the youth not to cut them. Ito looked at the dense forest and saw how beautiful it is its greenery, its hot springs, it is rich in berries and mushrooms, as if he was looking at him not himself, spirits eyes. However, complained Ito, if not cut wood,he can not earn enough money to exist. Then the spirits took pity on him and said: "Since it is inevitable burn coal, but do it well ".