Ōtsu

Ōtsu
Mii-dera Temple in Ōtsu city.

Ōtsu

Ōtsu (大津市) is a city in Shiga Prefecture.

Legendary Period

It is stated that close to this city Yamato Takeru died after falling ill from a hailstorm unleashed upon him by the deity of Mount Ibuki.1

Footnotes

1. Littleton. C.S. (1995) “Yamato-takeru: An Arthurian Hero in Japanese Tradition”. Asian Folklore Studies, Vol. 54, No.2, pp.259-274.

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