Story of the Legendary Heroin, Koman of Seki
During Edo Period, there was a girl named Koman, living in the trail town of Seki. She is well known as the legendary heroin, who successfully executed a revenge commissioned by her mother, to regain the honor of Koman`s late father. The story of this brave girl goes as follows…
The traveler has walked and walked. She has travelled long way from the southern part of Japan, which is present day Kyushu. In her mind, she had nothing but to execute the revenge on a samurai, who has murdered and disgraced her husband`s good name. She was not alone. Her late husband`s baby was getting ready to born as she has hiked across the peak of Suzuka.
By the time the traveler has reached the trail town of Seki, she could no longer continue on traveling. In Seki, the inn-keeper of Yamada-ya (present day Aizuya), has kindly offered to help her deliver the baby. The baby girl was born safely, later she was named Koman. Unfortunately, the mother`s convalescence after giving birth did not go well. The mother has asked the inn-keeper in her death bed. Once the baby is grown up, let her execute the revenge instead.
Many years has past, Koman has grown into a beautiful young lady. The inn-keeper raised Koman as she was their own child, but didn`t forget to teach Koman about her late mother`s wish. She occupied her days helping out with the chores of Yamada-ya, and most important of all, samurai martial arts training.
The day of revenge has come. Koman, dressed as a packhorse driver, has successfully executed the revenge, at the intersection of Kameyama Castle. She was 26 years old to complete her mother`s long wished mission.
Koman`s fame has flourished around the area. Even after completing the mission of her life, Koman decided stay in Seki. She lived remainder of her life, helping out the inn-keeper, her foster parents.
Koman died in 1803. 36 years of short, but full life.
Her tombstone is located in the Fukuzoji-Temple, near Aizuya.