大津皇子の墓

Prince Otsu was born the third prince of the Emperor Tenmu. Because he was thought to be too brave and intelligent, he was charged with treason and executed at  the age of 24.  His elder sister Okunohimemiko felt his death deeply, and wrote the following famous poem included in Manyoshu, Japan's oldest anthology of poems:

 I, a living person, From tomorrow on, 

Would   look at Mt. Futakami, 

As my brother’s back

 

Location: Someno, Katsuragi City

Access: The summit of Odake of Mt. Nijyo