Seoritsuhime is the guardian spirit of rapids, rivers, and purification. She was also an accomplished woman of the Wosite World. Yamanomiya has posted a series of reports on Seoritsuhime shrines in Tono and Hanamaki, Iwate. The series begins with the post, Iwate Shrines of Seoritsuhime .
This post begins a series on eight shrines of Seoritsuhime in Iwate prefecture. At the core is a group of five related shrines in Tōno. They are as well connected geometrically, Genbu claims. There is a legend in Tōno about three sister megami (female kami). Three of the shrines represent the sisters, the fourth the mother. All are shrines of Seoritsuhime.
The sites visited include:
- Kitakami River source: Yuhazu no Izumi at Mido Kannon, Iwate town
- Sakuramatsu Jinja and Fudo Taki, Hachimantai
- Ishigami Jinja, Tōno
- Kamiwakare Jinja, Tōno
- Hayachine Jinja, Tōno
- Rokko-ushi Jinja, Tōno
- Izu Jinja, Tōno
- Tsuzuki Ishi, Connected Rocks, Tōno
- Hayachine Jinja, Hanamaki