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Komoda Beach (Komodahama Shrine)

In 1274 A.D., a large Army from Mongolia attacked this location. The Tsushima side was led by Sukekuni Sou with a troop of about 80 horsemen, but they were completely annihilated without daring.

Today, a shrine dedicated to those officers and soldiers stands there. Festivals are held every year on the first Saturday of November with Shinto rituals, such as dances, warrior processions, and a ritual called “Meigen no Gi” which involves “shooting” a bow with no arrow towards the sea, is held and celebrated by many locals. This is where honor died. 

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