Sagami Bay

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    • Co-ordinates: 35°07′N 139°23′E

Sagami Bay

Sagami Bay (相模湾) is a stretch of water lying to the south of Kanagawa Prefecture.

Legendary Period

The Bay is mentioned during the exploits of Yamato Takeru when he sails across it to subdue the Emishi. Crossing the bay a kami living in the water becomes angry, and so a princess travelling with him at the time sacrifices herself to appease the kami so Yamato may continue.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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Sagami Bay