It was believed that a serpent lived in this fountain, becoming a beautiful girl at night and seducing passersby with the clear blue leaves and taking their lives.
Legend has it that a Castle owner and his companions waited in hiding at the lake overnight to confront and kill the beautiful girl when she appeared on the water, whereupon they saw her change into the serpent as it sank into a whirlpool.
The next morning, the dead body of a serpent floated on the lake, its blood continuing to flow for three days and three nights. After that, the beautiful siren was never seen again.
While feeling far away, please enjoy the moment in exploring "Wakugafuchi".
While feeling far away, please enjoy the moment in exploring "Wakugafuchi". Deeply hued fuchsia and pure flowing water await you.
As a footnote, the serpent's skull, and the story, were passed down by the Miyoshi family. As the Oku-dogo development project progressed, it was transferred from the Miyoshi family, and a shrine established to the dragon princess of Okudogo Onsen.