Yamato Takeru no Mikoto, the enshrined deity of Shiratori Shrine, is the son of the 12th Emperor Keiko. He received an order to unify the Yamato Imperial Court and made an expedition to the west and the east, and achieved victory, but died in Nobono, Ise on the way back.
Yamato Takeru no Mikoto then turned into a swan and flew towards Yamato. After landing at Kotohibara (near Gose City, Nara Prefecture), he flew off again and landed in Kawachi's old town village (near Furuichi, Habikino City), where graves were built in each of these three places, together making up the three tombs of Shiratori. It says. [From Nihon Shoki]