|Some two hundred years ago, Princess Sasamo—the second daughter of her house—plotted to steal the throne from the rightful heir. Her conspiracy was found out before she could act, and she was arrested. Charged with high treason, she was made to walk the eighty steps just outside the city's gate eighty times a day for eighty straight days. With the final stride of her penance, she reached the last step and fell to the ground, dead.  The staircase carries the name the "Eighty Sins of Sasamo" to this day. There are currently seventy-seven steps on the staircase, as three were lost to erosion, earthquakes, and other forms of wear and tear.