Moto Sakura Michi Road telling the history of Shimousa
The Route 14th called Chiba Kaido Highway
was called Moto Sakura Michi Road
in Edo period
. It is a usual road, but many heroes in Japanese history has passed the
road. The Prince Yamato Takeru landed a shore along it, there are some
temples having statues of Buddha carved by Gyoki Bosatsu
. The daughter of Takasue Fujiwara, the writer of Sarashina Diary, and
her family passed it when they went back to Kyoto. Yoritomo Minamoto
, the first Shogun of Kamakura Bakufu
, the Founder Nichiren
, a famous renga poet and so on passed it, too. In Sengoku period
, many samurai worriers such as Satomi Famiy
marched it, Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first Shogun of Edo Bakufu
, built Onari Kaido Highway to go hawking. Moreover, many poets and writers
passed the road and they recorded the noted views along it in some books
such as Myriad of Leaves
. Issa Kobayashi
, Basho Matsuo
, Ikku Jippensha
, Shiki Masaoka
, Sachio Ito
, Kyoshi Takahama
and so on wrote them in their books. Especially, Kafu Nagai
wrote very specific information in his diary 'Danchotei Nichijo'.
Moto Sakura Michi Road is a very exciting course since visitors could find some footsteps of historical and cultural heroes in Japan. Why don't you walk along it?
The Noted Spots along Moto Sakura Micho Road
Some landmarks tell the history and culture of Funabashi City.
It is famous for the smallest shrine that dedicates Ieyasu Tokugawa in
Ebigawa is a popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms.
This small shrine was built where Yamato Takeru had landed on.
They look like the urban oasisi near the railway stations.
They were popular noted spots in Edo period.
Yakushi Nyorai dedicated in it has been believed to be highly responsive
The temple and the pond related to the Founder Nichiren.
Visitors could enjoy seeing some important cultural properties.
Temples, shrines and a museum are near Hokekyoji Temple.
This small shrine is related to the battles of Konodai in Sengoku Period.
They have their long history and the legend of Oguri Hangan.
The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.
Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.
This area is very exciting as there are shops, restaurants and historical
and cultural landmarks.
Having long history and the national natural treasure Senbon Icho Tree stands in.
Having some legends in this tiny thicket, many writers introduced it in their masterpieces..
There some shrines related to Kafu Nagai in these areas.
It commands a panoramic view of Mt.Fuji behind Tokyo.
Tekona and Mama has read in many tanka poems, it is good place to find Japanese classics.
The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.
The river flowing from north to south in the center of Edogawaku is an
enjoyable course to walk.
It looks like a shrine in a deep forest since many over 20 meter tall
trees stand in it.
It is like an oasis in urban areas, colored leaves wait for visitors.
They are related to Dokan Ota and Yoshimune Tokugawa.
A Walk Along Nakagawa and Arakawa River
They run in between Edogawaku and Kotoku.
It looks a forest with cherry blossoms, or like a pale pink cloud on the bank.
The ferry was the starting point of Moto Sakura Michi Road.