In the Edo Period, villagers suffered under heavy land taxes. Some officials even tried to collect more tax using a false measuring rod. A man named Tozo, overcome by anger about that, destroyed the measuring rod. The officials retreated, overwhelmed by his fury, and the other villagers were greatly relieved. Tozo, however, was decapitated later. The local people still have a memorial ceremony called Tozo-Matsuri on December 14, the anniversary of his death.