The eleven-storied stone pagoda built on the island that mourns a courageous young man is the oldest in the prefecture with a known date.
Once upon a time, a samurai named Masamichi Fujiwara of Omi visited Miyajima in Aki and returned to this island, and accidentally dropped the treasure sword of his family into the sea. Masamichi asked the local people to pick up the sword. Then, a young man jumped into the sea and lifted up with a sword, saying that he would take on the important role in order to protect the pride of his hometown. It is said that Masamichi was saddened to see this situation and built an eleven-storied stone pagoda on Bentenjima to make a memorial service.
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