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Oguri-Hangan Kurumazuka

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Oguri-Hangan Kurumazuka
Roughly 500 years ago Oguri-Hangan fell in love with Terute-hime. He married her without her father's consent and was poisoned as a result. Terute-hime was flung into a river and passed many days in a state of mortification. Thanks to the good offices of Enma-Daio, the ruling judge in the afterlife, Oguri-Hangan returned to this world as a ghoul and met Terute-hime again. Oguri could no longer see, speak or hear, and had lost the use of his limbs. He was placed on a cart and traversed many regions until, thanks to the love of Terute-hime and the kindness of many people whom they met on their travels, he made his way to Yunomine. There he was restored to his original form by the medicinal baths and the divine intervention of Kumano Gongen.
Kurumazuka is said to be the place where they buried the cart.

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