I took a walk through a downtown area of Tokyo, around Kameido this time. This ground was a marine island called Kamenosima, and a spring called "Kamegaido"(ido=well) which there was in the village called Kamemura of the island becomes famous, and it is said that this ground came to be called "Kameido" all too soon in the Edo era in old days.
At first, I went to Katori Shrine with the monument of the origin of Kamegaido of this place name. I go ahead through the station square mall from the JR Sobu Line Kameido Station north exit, and there is a torii of Katori Shrine when I turn left at Kuramaebashi-dori St. I turn right at there, and there is Katori Shrine when I pass through the Katori Daimon Kachiun mall. When Prince Kamatari Fujiwara went to the eastern country for 665 years, he puts a ship to this Kamenoshima, and prayed for the coming of Katosi taijin, dedicated sword one, and it is the origin of the foundation of the Katori shrine of Kameido that he prayed for the peace and security of the trip. It was in the middle of the Heian era (around 930), and after facing it when Masakado Taira caused a revolt Tawaranotouta Hidesato of tsuitoshi (envoys to search and kill) went and worshiped here and prayed for the victory, and to fight, he was able to subjugate the revolt happily afterwards. He dedicated a bow and arrow concerning the thanks here and named it "Kachiya" (victry arrow). Kameido Katori Shrine is believed in as God of the victory by this folk history and is the place that many athletes praying for victory as "God of the sports promotion" visit now. In addition, the festival that a samurai parade is given called "Kachiya festival" is held every year in May. There are professional jesters such as monument of the Kameido Japanese radish, Ianatari Shrine, Fuku Shrine, Kumano Shrine, Mitsumine Shrine in the precincts other than a main hall.
I leave Kameido Katori Shrine and go ahead through Meiji Dori to the north more and go to another Katori Shrine, Omurai Katori Shrine. I crossed the Fukugami bridge built over the Kitajukken River on the way. I can photograph the reverse Skytree which looked it to the river at a place looking have good Tokyo Skytree here.
I arrived in a 10-minute walk. In this Katori Shrine, the scale is small, but, in the branch shrine of the total head office in Chiba same as Kameido Katori Shrine, famous place "Koubai-en" of the plum in the boundary is famous. It is small for the scale, but the plum of 85 kinds, 120 is planted, and the droop plum which is not seen is wonderful in the others.
I returned on the way where I came to from Koubai-en and went to Kameido Tenjinsha. I arrived in a 20-minute walk. In a Shinto shrine dedicated to Prince famous Michizane Sugawara as God of the study, learned the precincts from Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shrine in Kyushu here; become made.
There is Taiko bridge where a red railing is wonderful and Otoko bridge when I pass Otorii. Taira bridge, the last Taiko bridge, Onna bridge and three bridges are connected next time when I cross this bridge. When these three bridges express "the future desired" "now" "in the past", based on "Sanze ichinenn-no-kotowari which diagnosed a bridge as a pond for the life of the person," it is said to be it.
This Taiko bridge is drawn by Hiroshige Utagawa and is issued as "the Kameido Tenjin precincts" of the "famous place Edo 100 view" series. In Kameido Tenjinsha, a plum and the wisteria are famous, and "a plum festival" is performed from mid-February through early March, and "a wisteria festival" is performed from mid-April through early May, and many people visit the precincts.
In addition, I recommend noted product, Kuzu-mochi (arrowroot mochi) of Kameido to the return that finished worship in the shrine. On the right hand, there is Funabashi-ya founded on Tenjinnsha approach to a shrine in 1805 if I leave the approach to the shrine.
|Title||Walk around Kameido (Tokyo)|
|Access||Getting off at JR Sobu Line "Kameido Station" north exit, walk time: About two hours|