The Koishidani Shrine (戀志谷神社) in Minamiyamashiro-mura, Kyoto-fu, is dedicated to princess Koisha who was the concubine of Emperor Go-Daigo (後醍醐天皇). In the year 1331, Emperor Godaigo defeated Hōjō Takatoki (北条 高時) in battle at Kasagi Mountain. However, the Emperor’s forces were greatly weakened, and a year later in march, Emperor Godaigo was exiled to the island of Oki. During this time, the Princess was staying in Ise for her health. After she recovered her strength, she headed to where the Emperor was in Kasagi, and on the way stopped in these ancient woods of Minamiokawara. The Princess heard of the news that her beloved Emperor had been defeated, and in the depths of her grief, relapsed into the illness which she had been struggling for a long while, and here she died of a broken heart.
instead of finishing the last 400 words of my last essay, me and one of my good friends here in Japan went to go find our friends in a nearby park. We got scared in the woods and went bowling instead. 10/10 night. Would do again