Kurokashiwa (long-singing chicken)
When Amaterasu-Omikami (the Sun Goddess) was hiding in Ama-no-Iwato (heavenly rock cave), a god gathered many long-singing chickens "Kurokashiwa" and made them crow each other so as to draw the Goddess out of the cave. It is said that after that, Tamanoya-no-Mikoto took this Kurokashiwa and stayed at this place, Osaki. The color of its feathers is beautiful and glossy black tinged with green and purple like metal. Kurokashiwa was designated as National Natural Monument in 1951.
Location 1690,Osaki, Hofu Transportation access
- About 40 minutes by bus from Yamaguchi-Ube Airport to Shin-Yamaguchi Station and about 15 minutes train ride to JR Sanyo Line Hofu Station
- About 20 minutes by car from JR Sanyo Line Hofu Station
- About 5 minutes by car from Sanyo Expressway Hofu-Nishi I.C./About 10 minutes by car from Sanyo Expressway Hofu-Higashi I.C.
Contact information Tamanoya-jinja Srine