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Unryu-ji Temple

Lord Bessho Nagaharu, just before his ritual suicide,gave his favorite tea-bowl to the priest of this temple and requested him to worship Nagaharu and his family. The head of Nagaharu separated off the rest of his body, was buried in this temple. This was a kind of usual custom of Samurai at that time.
People of Miki missed Nagaharu and worshipped him for long time because he died himseif for saving his warriors and his people.
The people of Miki have a memorial service at this temple and remind of him by offering himself as a victim for the people. They succeed the story of Nagaharu to the new generation.
They also have udon-e (meeting to eat noodle). They remind of straws eaten in the battle by eating udons.
Unryu-ji