At Ryusenji Temple we enshrine Ryuo Lake which is the object of worship for HatidaiRyuo.
Origin of the name of Ryuo Lake is old, it dates back to the era of “Kibitsuhiko no Mikoto” (around 200 BC). Much has been written about Ryuo Lake and Mt Ryuo in Kinojo-engi.
SasamoriToneri was the military commander for “Kibitsuhiko no Mikoto”, who possessed super human powers. With these he split the rock at the top of Mt Ashimori and made water to pour out so as to help the local people. This water made the pond in the middle of this mountain.
After that UhatsuraraRyujin came down to Mt Ashimori in order to protect the local people. Thereafter people called Mt Ashimori as Mt Ryuo after this event and the pond as Ryuo pond.
Kinojo-engi: At Kibitsuhiko Jinja(shrine), there is the scroll “Kinojo-engi” which was hand copied in 923 from another text.
Toneri: A person who worked for the emperor and the royal family in ancient time.
Sasamori: A clan leader from Ashimori and worked for “Kibitsuhiko no Mikoto”. It is said that the monkey in the fairytale “Momotaro ( peach boy)” was modelled on him.
UhatsuraRyujin: One of the eight forms of HachidaiRyuo. UhatsuraRyujin lives in the lake where there are blue lotus flowers.
HatidaiRyuo: HachidaiRyuo is the god of rain and water. The god is the "God who controls water" which is the source of life.
It is said that when Buddha was born this godlike HatidaiRyuo celebrated with sweet raindrops from heaven.
HachidaiRyuo changes into different forms displaying joyous appearances according to people’s wishes in order to save them.