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to the chief priest of Ikune Shrine, one of the most famous products of
Kotsuma Nankin-zuka was the Kotsuma Nankin (pumpkin), which was sold by
Kotsuma merchants to be stored for winter sustenance, and even for use
as a lucky charm to ward off ailments such as palsy. The hillock is said
to have been created as a dedication to the pumpkins that helped many
people stave off starvation during a great famine in the Edo period.
Location : on the grounds of Ikune Shrine; 2-1, Tamade-nishi