Seimei Mounds


The legend of the onmyōji (who performed prayers and divination) Abe no Seimei. Street fortune-telling existed until the Showa period. To go to the fortune-teller was considered as going to receive one’s “kentoku” (fortune lottery). It is told that when visiting Mt. Koya for worship, Abe no Seimei failed in telling the weather, and was so ashamed of his little knowledge that he buried his books here.