The Fērē rock
- Northern area
On Mount Takō in Maeda, Onna Village can be found a huge Ryūkyū limestone rock. It is located on an ancient road and was considered a dangerous spot as fērē or bandits would often rob travelers using a long pole with a hook from on top the rock. A tale involving Tomarite expert Matsumora Kōsaku tells that when passing by, some bandits tried to steal his belongings. Having sensed the danger, he grabbed the bandit’s staff and pulled down the ruffian. When the bandits armed with sickles charged in, he subdued them with apprehensive techniques.