September 13, 2014 @犬鳴山
This mountain has a name 犬鳴山 inu-naki-san, dog-bark-mountain literally. There is a story.
A thousand years ago, a hunter was chasing a deer in this mountain. when he came near the waterfall, his dog suddenly barked loudly. The deer ran away because of the barking. The hunter got angry and cut the dog's head off. The head jumped up above his master and bit the huge serpent which had been going to swallow the hunter. The dog succeeded to kill the serpent and died. The reason the dog barked loudly was to save his master. He realized his dog's loyalty and repented of his wrong act. He became a monk to practice asceticism and held a service for his loyal dog in this mountain.
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