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Guo Moruo Memorial Park

Guo Moruo Memorial Park with moss phloxes
Guo Moruo Memorial Park gives an illusion to us to stray into a town in early Showa era in Japan. A wooden one-storied house with a tiled roof and an external corridor of Guo Moruo Memorial Hall is a wonderful building that gives rise to nostalgic feeling. This house that Guo Moruo, a Chinese scholar of literature, history and politician, lived in for 10 years from 1928 was repaired and moved from Suwada in Ichikawa city to this park. Moreover Ichikawa is sister city of Lochan in China where Guo Moruo was born in. In spring, a pretty (kawaii) carpet formed by thousands of moss phloxes would greet you!
Why don't you visit Guo Moruo Memorial Park in Ichiakwa city?

Guo Moruo Memorial Park

Guo Moruo Memorial Hall on moss phloxesa house on carpet of moss phloxes
moss phloxes and rape blossomsa tablet scribed a poem by Guo Moruo

Guo Moruo Memorial Park

Guo Moruo was a scholar of literature, history and politician born in Loshan city in China. He left behind great achievement in the study of modern Chinese literature and history. From 1928, he was devoted deep study of the society of antique China and published many works though he had been in life in exile for 10 years.
Since his house where Guo Moruo had spent much of his life in exile at Suwada became deteriorated, Ichikawa city repaired and moved it to the park in Mama named Guo Moruo Memorial Hall in the Day of the Ichikawa City's 70th anniversary in September 2004 as a symbol of friendship between the 2 cities.
In October 2006, the park was named Guo Moruo Memorial Park as it was the 25th anniversary of establishment of friendship city between Loshan and Ichikawa.
* There is a stone tablet scribed a poem 'Suwada no Wakare (Separation at Suwada)' in Suwada Park near this park.


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須和田公園内郭沫若「別須和田」詩碑(右上写真)

Guo Moruo

Guo Moruo (1892-1976)

Guo Moruo was born in Loshan, Szechwan, Chaina in 1892. He could be ranked with Lu Xun as a great modern intellectuals, he was appointed the first Vice Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
Guo Moruo lived in 2 chome Suwada Ichikawa-shi for 10 years from 1928 to 1937. He devoted to study the ancient Chinese history, he researched inscriptions on bones and tortoise carapaces and bronzewares by Yin and Zhou Period so he remained his internationally notable work 'Chugoku Kodai Shakai Kenkyu (the Research of Ancient History of China)'.
During his coming to Japan as the leader of the academic and cultural inspection group of China in 1955, Guo Moruo visited his former residence at Suwada and enjoyed meeting his old friends. He wrote a poem 'Suwada no Wakare (Separation at Suwada)' expressed his deep emotion impressed then. The poem was carved his autographs on the stone tablet standing at Suwada Park.
In 1981, Ichikawa held a signing ceremony to establish a friendship city agreement with Loshan the birth place of Guo Moruo who said Japan as his second home and contributed as a bridge of friendship between China and Japan.


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The Map of Guo Moruo Memorial Park

  • Guo Moruo Memorial Park has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Ichikawamama Sta , take minimally 45 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Keisei-line, get off Ichikawamama Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Ichikawamama Sta.
  • Take 20 minute walk from Ichikawamama Sta.
Guo Moruo Memorial Park
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The Area Around Tekona And Mamasan

Cherry blossoms in Guhoji

Mamasan Guho-ji Temple

It is famous for the beautiful cherry blossoms and the flamed colored autumnal leaves
Cherry blossoms in Tekona

Monument and Shrine of Tekona

Tekona Reishindo Shrine has loved and described in many poems for thousands years

Shimousa Kokubunji Temple in spring

Shimousa Kokubunji Temple

Kokubunji in Ichikawa city is designated as the histric site by the government.
moss phloxes in Guo Moruo Memorial Center

Guo Moruo Memorial Park

Guo Moruo Memorial Park gives an illusion to us to stray into a town in early Showa era.

cherry blossoms in Suwada Park

Suwada Park

Suwada Ruins and the stone tablet inscribed by Guo Moruo are in the park. Cherry blossoms and roses bloom in spring.

Yoshizawa Garden Gallery

Yoshizawa Garden Gallery

There are many seasonal flowers brightly blooming in the garden.
Kiuchi Gallery

Kiuchi Gallery

A Western-style Building like a hat in fairy tales in woods.

市川市考古博物館

History Museum and Museum of Antiquities of Ichikawa-shi, and Horinouchi Shell Mound

The museums introduce history of the areas around Ichikawa.
I-link Town Ichikawa

The Observatory on I-link Town Ichikawa

It commands a panoramic view of Mt.Fuji behind the skyscrapers in Tokyo.

Edogawa River

A Walk Along Edogawa River

The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.
cherry blossoms in Satomi Park

A Walk Around Satomi Park

The park is the noted scenic spot to see cherry blossoms, roses and colored leaves.