The Story ofMichinoku Gold

Mt. Nonodake



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The sacred, 236-meter-high Mount Nonodake is located in the center of the Wakuya area. Gold dust-producing rivers, including Koganesawa River, flow down the mountain. In a verse of the Man’yoshu, it is written that gold was discovered “at a mountain in Oda District” (now part of Wakuya Town), so it is clear that the first gold collection operation in Japan developed on this mountain.

Cultural assets status / Classification

undesignated (Place of Scenic Beauty, Natural Monument)

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