There are more than 130 swords in Futarasan Shrine. National
treasure and important cultural property are included in those.
Especially, Toochika and Kunitoshi Rai's works in Kamakura period,
and Tomomitsu Bishu Osafune's work in Muromachi period are remarkable.
There are three divine swords
such as Nenekiri-maru, Senobori-tachi and Kashiwa-dachi. These
swords will be offered to the God in Yayoi festival of April.
By the way, there is an interesting
legend regarding Nenekiri-maru sword. Nenekiri literally means
to cut Nene. The Nene was a name of bogy. Nene was beaten by
the sword. That is why this sword is called Nenekiri-maru.