Folklore says that during the times of castle building in 17th century, all stones were shipped to Edo (now Tokyo) except for one stone, which is the ボ泣き石. “ボ(bo)” is the sound that the stone makes to weep and “泣き(naki)” means ‘to cry’. Some say that the stones still cry at night times in remembrance of it’s solitude over the last 400 years…. that’s the creepy story…
The other story is said that these are the names of the stones that the men carried, which was of course heavy, hence they “weeped” when carrying the stones.
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