Japanese Local Fairy Tales-Legend-Asahi-do / yuuhi-do
朝日 = Sunrise 夕日 = Sunset
堂 = Small shrine or hall
“Hotokenoyama Pass” from Motegi Town, Ibaraki Prefecture to Kasama City.
There is a legend of “Asahi-do yuuhi-do” here.
Once upon a time, there was a bandit at the “hotokenoyama pass” that killed passers-by and robbed them of their money.
There was a teahouse at “hotokenoyama pass” and there was a daughter named “Osen”.
Osen notices that the bandit on the pass is her father.
She pretended to be a traveler to stop it, she headed for the pass, Her father killed her daughter without knowing it.
His father erected asahi-do and yuuhi-do to regret his sins and pray for the souls of his daughter.
asahi-do is a position that is beautifully illuminated at sunrise.
yuuhi-do is in a position that is beautifully illuminated at sunset
asahi-do is located along prefectural road 1.
It’s still quite a countryside. It may be dark at night and scary even in a car.
There is a certain amount of traffic during the day.