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Chichi-iwa

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Chichi-iwa
If you follow the steep road leading up from Takijiri-oji for about 20 minutes, you will come to Tainai-kuguri and Chichi-iwa. Up from the mighty rock of Tainai-kuguri is Chichi-iwa from the legend of Fujiwara-Hidehira, a member of the powerful clan from the Oshu Hiraizumi area.
It is said that while Fujiwara-Hidehira and his wife were on their pilgrimage to Kumano, she went into labour here and gave birth to a boy, who was left in this cave. When they came back the boy had thrived, protected by wolves and drinking milk that trickled from the rock.

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