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Utsunomiya`s Folktales

Prediction of the Ikari Flood

Since the ginkgo of Mount Haguro-yama is a sacred tree, they came to need a consultation with a god of Mount Haguro-yama about whether the tree could be cut down. When the elder Shinto priest got on an wooden horse put in front of the Shinto shrine, the wooden horse changed to a live white horse instantly and flew high up in the sky.