||This lake lies to the west
of Matsue city. It is one of the symbols of Shimane Prefecture tourism,
and has been mentioned in countless writings by numerous artists, including
Lafcadio Hearn. The sunset viewed from the lakeshore stretching between
the Shinjiko Ohashi Bridge and Yomegashima Island is particularly breathtaking.
There is a sad legend about the origins of Yomegashima (Bride Island), which
emerges from the waters of Lake Shinjiko. It is said a young bride fell
into the lake and drowned, and the submerged island, carrying her body,
rose to the lake's surface.