Anjuzuka (Memorial Mound of Anju in Hatano)

Anju's final resting place enshrining her comb

Two different versions of the folk tale "Anju and Zushio" have been passed down from generation to generation in Sado. Hatano is arguably the place where Anju passed away while on her way to Kyoto, after she and her brother had a reunion with their mother. This mound is said to be the burial place of some of her mementos such as her favorite comb. It has been worshipped for good harvests, and for miracles in finding a partner and healing eye diseases. Anju Tenjin Festival takes place every summer.

  • Folklore
Address
Hatano, Sado, Niigata 952-0206
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 25 by car
Nearest bus stop
Hatano Gakkoumae(Minamisen (South Line)) Approx. 1 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
Not Available