An old woman finds a peach floating down the river, She opens it and inside finds a little boy, whom she and her husband adopt and raise with millet dumplings. Ogres steal and take their goods to Ogre Island. Momotaro goes on a journey to fight the ogres. With millet dumplings, he enlists the help of a monkey and a dog and they travel together, outwit the ogres and return the treasure to his people. The story has similarities to other hero tales in character development and plot, eg, Moses, Perseus, Superman and Harry Potter.