Fukui: Kojiro Falls

The place Swordsman Kojiro hatched out Swallow Counter

By Takako Sakamoto    - 1 min read

Did you know that Sasaki Kojiro, the famous Japanese swordsman who dueled against Miyamoto Musashi on Ganryu-jima (Ganryu island), gave birth to his well-known lethal technique 'Swallow Counter' here in Fukui? There is a famous historical ruin called, 'Ichijodani Asakura Ruins', and 3 km ahead toward the forest from here is Ichijo Falls, aka, 'Kojiro Falls'. It's said that Kojiro came up with his idea here. To access it, you can either walk or drive. For those of you who don't have a car or might not have the passion to walk 40 to 50 min., here are some photos to give you an idea of the place...and to entice you to go!

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.  

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