Iwakura no Chichi Sugi - "Iwakura Boob Tree"


Fuse Okinoshima, Oki District, Shimane Prefecture
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About this sight

Located east of the foot of Mt. Omachiji, this interestingly named tree is estimated to be about 800 years old. The locals hold festivals in honor of this sacred tree every year on April 23rd. From the cedar tree hangs 24 very rare limestone roots, each measuring around 2.6 meters in length that continue to grow. During the rainy season, tiny roots grow out of the tips of these limestone roots to release the excess water. There is a torii gateway at the entrance, and the surrounding trees create an even more mystical atmosphere, especially after it rains.