Legend says that a branch of  a cherry tree was grafted to a cypress tree, and it grew to be a big cherry tree called Tsugizakura(tsugi, to graft and zakura cherry tree).The name of this tree is written in both travel diaries of Teika Fujiwara and Yorisuke Fujiwara. At the top of the stairs, there is an Inari shrine. On November 3rd of every year ,there is a festival which is designated as a cultural treasure.The festival`s lion dance is performed among the towering ancient cedars and is called Nonaka-no-shishimai,