The Ghost Story of Adachigahara (2)

Well, there is a place in Mutsu Province’s Adachi County called Kurodzuka. Here in the place called Shigeyuki are many of those young girls. In this modern age, these things are remolded; the implied matter of demons in Adachigahara is said. Also, there is the Hag of Musashi which is mistaken with the Hag of Adachigahara. But then in the song of Doukoujukou:
Tsumitoka no tsukuru yo mo naki ishi makura
sakoso ha womoki omoi naruran

(The stone pillow, not even in this world that created the crime,
Surely, isn’t having heavy thoughts)
As for this, even now the ruins of the stone pillow of Asakusa remains. Also, this matter of the stone pillow being a treasure of Sensouji Temple and so on has been handed down orally. Originally, this story is quite an old matter. Long ago, in Oushuu, there was a man called Abe no Sadatou. This man, for the sake of Hachimantarou, perished, although in that antiquity Japan became divided into two. As for half, it was by the power of his title that it was the territory of Sadatou. However, according to imperial command, Hachimantarou subjugated this man.At the Koromo River, Sadatou died in battle.

扨陸奥國安達郡黒塚といふ處があつて、茲に重之といふが居る其の妹数多あり、是等の事を世に造り替へ、安達ヶ原に鬼が籠ったといふ事を申します、又武藏の鬼婆アといふがあるを 安達ヶ原の鬼婆アと間違いた事があります、尤とも道興神后の歌に
罪科の造る世もなき石枕
さこそは重き思いなるらん
是は淺草の石枕といって未だに其の古跡が殘って居ります、又石枕は淺草寺の寳物であるなどゝいふ事を口傳えております抑々此のなお話しは餘程古い事でありまして、大昔し奥州に安倍貞任といふ者がありまして、是は八幡太郎の爲に滅びました尤とも其の古へは日本二つになって、半分は貞任が領して居りました位ゐの勢ほいでありました、然るに勅命に依って八幡太郎是を征伐いたし、衣川に於て貞任討死を致しました、

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