〒698-0024 17-2 Ekimae-cho Masuda-shi Shimane Japan
While Kakinomoto no Hitomaro was a representative poet of Manyo-shu, the oldest collection of Japanese poems, and was a prominent court poet who lived in the end of the 7th century, he worked as an official in charge of agriculture of Iwami region in his late years.
Hitomaro visited and consoled farmers who had had serious damages from repeated floods. When Hitomaro madeup his mind to defeat the evil monster which caused the floods, a goddess called Kanayama-hime, gave a magical halberd to him to give the divine punishment to the evil ogres.
This story was newly written as a celebration of the glorious Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, and is played by Takatsu-shachu(kagura theater group) which is from Takatsu Kakinomoto Shrine.