Cultural Asset Data
|Name||Shozen-in Kannondo Temple|
|Address||3542 Iwano, Mizukami-mura, Kuma-gun, Kumamoto|
|Mapcode||333 432 072*17|
Legend has it that, as an act of revenge against the Sagara clan for wrongly killing her son, a grief-stricken mother brought her cat to the nearby Ichifusayama Shrine, had it lick blood from her cut finger, then took her own life. Her soul merged with the cat, and the Sagara clan soon found itself under the curse of a bakeneko cat ghost. Shozen-in Kannondo Temple was then built to appease the vengeful feline spirit.