“Furuichi used to be an important point of traffic because Yoshitsune Minamoto passed Furuichi on the way to Hiyodorigoe from Kyoto. Furuichi used to be a bustling town. There were 6 accommodations, Umayado(horse stables) as well as most types of other industry. Sougenji Temple is located in the middle of the highway and it was associated with Kazuemon Fuwa who was a member of the Forty-seven Ronin of Ako (lordless samurai of Ako Domain). Gishi Festival is held on the 14th of December.”