Adachi

Adachi

Adachi (安達) is a village located within Fukushima Prefecture. Historically, it was located within Mutsu Province.

A 10th Century document entitled the Yamato Monogatari mentions the village within a poem, stating it is the home of the Yōkai known as the Kurozuka. The poem reads:

At Kurozuka, in Adachi of Mutsu Province,
lurks a demon, they say.
Could it be true?1

Footnotes

1. Yoda, H. and Alt, M. (2016) “Japandemonium: Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopaedia of Toriyama Sekien.”. New York: over Publications, Inc.

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Adachi