Yaegaki Shrine is dedicated to Susano and his bride Kushinada-hime. They came here to get married after Susano saved Kushinada-hime from Yamata-no-Orochi, the eight-headed creature.
There is a pond in the forest at the back of the shrine, which is said to have been used as a mirror by the princess.
A well-known and popular tradition is that of placing a coin on a piece of paper with a prayer written on it in the pond. It is said that the time it takes to sink will determine one’s fortune in marriage. The quicker it sinks, the quicker you will get married. If the paper floats far away to the other side of the pond, it is said that you will marry someone from afar.
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