Name of the site

The Fērē rock


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.

Related styles

Matsubayashi-ryu, Sukunai-hayashi-ryu, Shorinji-ryu, Gohaku-ryu, Tomarite related styles.


On route 6 aim for Cap Maeda. Before the entrance to the cap, turn right to enter the Maeda district. Then proceed to the top of the Takō mount. The rock can be found along the road.