Roadside Shrine, a 1000 Year Old Tale, Saves Villagers

Tsunami story that we missed. It’s interesting that a 1000 year old village “folk take” which turns out to be quite real saved tons of folks when the tsunami came. There’s a hill in Murohama which is the closest relief spot, but 1000 years ago a tsunami came and the hill turned out to be an unfortunately spot where the rushing waters collided and killed the people on the hill. It happened again on 3.11.11 and most people knew not to go to the hill. There’s a roadside shrine (this link is an addendum to the story with a photo) dedicated to the ancient story. It’s a great tale. (LA Times – Murohama)