Monday, May 15, 2006
"Tsuga" is a tree like to cedar. One traveler heard loud voice "I am in the heart of the mountains" on the mountain path in Edo period. He ran away in surprise, and took a rest under this tree. Then, big laughter was from the tree. All fingers of both feet had been cut though the traveler went descend a mountain in a hurry. Thereafter, people came to call this tree "Laughingly Tsuga". Only the root remains now.