The Hidari Wars
Shoshikaru is also known as The Land of Snow. It was the first island that the humans landed on upon their arrival in the Mizari Islands. While it was the first island that they settled in it isn’t even close to the same population as Zobutara Island. This land was named for the vast amount of snowfall it experiences. Its winter season lasts two months longer then all of the other islands. Many times men who war here die from the cold rather than the actual war.
Not even shrines are safe from the vast amounts of snowfall that this island experiences.