Shinchi Shell Mound Tsuketari Tenaga Jinja Shrine Ruins

There is a legend of a giant that says, “A long time ago, a god with long arms lived on Mount Karou, and he would stretch out his long arms to the sea to take his favorite shellfish to eat, and when he threw away the shells, they formed a shell mound.”
In 1924, archaeologist Sugao Yamanouchi and colleagues excavated the site and determined that it dated back to the late Jomon period, approximately 4,000 years ago, and it has now been designated as a national historic site.
They also found an unusual type of pottery with a bumpy surface covered with lumps of clay, which is called Shinchi-style pottery.