Saturday, November 22, 2014

TOKYO WALKING , SENNJU

 Senju was the first post-station town from the center of Tokyo to the North East Japan in feudal era.

 千住は関東地方から陸奥国へ向かう奥州街道(日光街道)の重要な交通の要衝でした。

Senju long bridge. 千住大橋。

この橋は1594年に隅田川に架かる最初の橋として家康によって架けられました。


Senju long bridge by wood cut print in feudal era by Hiroshige.

広重の〔千住大橋」です。このころは、大橋と呼ばれていました。最初の写真にも大橋
とだけ書かれています。




The statue of Haiku founder,MATUO Basho.

Basho started his famous journey" Okuno Hosomichi" from Senju.

芭蕉は深川より船でこの地に来て、ここから「奥の細道」の旅を
始めました。

「行く春や 鳥啼き 魚の目は 泪」
芭蕉の矢立て初の碑がここに有ります。
Hashido-Inari Jinja shrine.

橋戸稲荷神社です。


A rain barrel, water supply for fire fighting use. 天水槽です。


A replica of plaster work art by Izu-Choshichi.

神社の扉の内側に伊豆長八の鏝絵があります。

This real art is located inside of this shrine.


Inari jinja shrine.

稲荷神社です。


A red gate of Shosenji temple.

勝専寺の赤門です。2代から4代の将軍が利用しました。
この寺の千手観音から、この地が千住と呼ばれたという説もあります。


Senju post-town avenue.

宿場通りです。

Yokoyama house. Various kind of Recycle paper were made in this house.

浅草紙のメーカーだった、横山家です。
Nagura clinic. Practicing even now.

開業中の名倉医院、関東一円に名を馳せた、骨接ぎの医院です。


A votive picture maker. Very rare in Japan.

非常に珍しい、絵馬屋が有りました。


A kind of votive picture. My wife made this one.

妻が作った来年の干支、未の絵馬です。










Monday, November 10, 2014

LAKE TOWADAKO AND MT. IWAKISAN.

  We went to Lake Towadako next day and Mt.Iwakisan last day by a rental car. We would reserve both way train tickets and hotels and borrow a rental car beforehand.


Lake Towadako with Japanese maple trees.



Lake Towadako with birch trees.


Mt.Towadasan.


The view from Kankodai.(敢湖台)







Closing up.



Oirase mountain stream.



Autumn leaves.



We borrowed this car for three days.



Choshi Otaki Falls. (銚子大滝).



Mt.Iwakisan. I took this photo from one of the Hakkoda mountains.




Mt.Iwakisan.




Mt.Iwakisan.



The top of Mt.Iwakisan. I took this photo from the 8th stage of this mountain.



Mt.Iwakisan Shrine.




Closing up.


We enjoyed this trip very much.

Sharing with Our World Tuesday.










Friday, November 7, 2014

HAKKODA MOUNTAINS IN AOMORI.

         We wanted to see snow covered mountains, so went to see Hakkoda mountains.



Hakkoda mountains.



Mt.Akakura-Dake.



One day after, snow melted from trees.


A B& W photo.



Tamoyachi marsh, frozen.



Hakkoda mountains from far away.


Mt.O-Dake.



Jigokunuma swamp in the evening.. This swamp is hot spring.


The same swamp in the morning.

Next post will be about Lake Towada.








Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AUTUMN LEAVES IN NIIGATA.

            We ( My wife and I ) went to Lake Oku-Tadami to see beautiful autumn leaves.

                                     奥只見湖に行って来ました。

Oku-Tadami. 奥只見。地下に水力発電所が有ります。



We got on a sightseeing boat from Ginzandaira.


A sightseeing boat. 銀山平から乗った遊覧船です。


I took this photo from the ship.

船から撮った写真です。


Mt.Komagatake. 駒ケ岳です。


Mt.Komagatake too.



It was very cold and rainy day, but my wife was  busy to take photos.



 This is a B & W photo. 白黒にしてみました。



A sightseeing boat bound for Ginzandaira.

After getting off the boat, we took lunch at Oyu-Onsen area.
There were small Falls at Sanashi river.

大湯温泉で昼食をとりました。

Small Falls. 佐梨川の滝です。



Closing up.


Next day, we went to Mt.Hakkaisan. It was a rainy day too.


 A road to Shrine. 八海山遥拝所への道です。


Autumn leaves were a little bit beautiful.


We enjoyed 2 day trip very much.