Cliffside Shrine

If you circle the wall of the Governor's Palace, you will come to the edge of the cliff overlooking the Itochu River. It's a popular spot for moonlit trysts and for daredevils to take the plunge into the river some 50 feet below.   Not far from the wall of the palace is a small shrine, lovingly tended. It's dedicated to the young daughter of the former governor, Shiba Suoh, who fell to her death from the spot chasing after her lost dog. Her body was never recovered. Suoh's last act as Governor was to have the shrine built. Once it was dedicated, he retired to a monastery in the Taru Mountains. His order that the shrine always have a candle lit in it at night as a warning of the danger remains obeyed to this day.
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