Benten Seido


The Shrine is difficult to reach, but offers a spectacular view of Crane lands. Legend holds that an ancient Crane Clan Champion forced his daughter to choose between leaving her lover and losing her life. He brought her here to make the decision, and she lept from the cliff. The wind suddenly gusted so strongly that the girl was lifted back up to the cliff edge where her lover was waiting for her. In the face of the fortune’s wisdom her father could not argue against them anymore, and the two were married. It was said that Benten herself beared her to safety.


Lovers seeking guidance also frequent the shrine, despite the road being rough and difficult. The monks who tend the shrine go out at night and litter the mountain road with rocks, weeds, and debris. The monks feel that love is not easily found or maintained, and so should it be with love’s shrine.

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