Tag: Oita

Did the demon really exist? What’s the origin of demon of Beppu?

The number of source for natural hot spring is more than 2,300 places! It holds one-tenth in Japan! The yield of hot water is 125,000 kl per one day. This is also Japan’s largest level! And, the scenery where white vapor rises from the streets of the city is impressive! Beppu is a hot spring resort worthy of the name of Hot Spring City both in name and reality.↑Beppu city↑Hot spring for hand in front of Beppu station↑Hot spring facility (Takegawara Onsen) in city center of Beppu Fudoki are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. … Read More

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Who is Japanese famous man who protected beautiful landscape of Kyoushuhou?

Kyoushuhou is a scenic spot where high steep peak of rock and trees on there make beauty scenery with superb contrast.↑Kyoushuhou When I visited there, it was ill-timed rainy day, so my feeling was also threatening to rain. However the faint hazy peaks made mysterious landscape where as if legendary wizard lives, and the landscape swept away my gloomy feeling.↑Kyoushuhou Kyoushuhou means 8 peaks of rock compete to soar. Aonodōmon (meaning “blue tunnel”) that Buddhist priest named Zenkai dug 250 years ago is on the skirts of such a Kyoushuhou.↑Aonodōmon ↑The statue of Zenkai and Kyoshuhou When Zenkai stopped at here during his itinerant, here was dangerous spot that road … Read More

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Usuki Stone Buddhas is mysterious place where likely to become Gulliver’s travel destination

A ship was washed ashore in Usuki of Japan in 1600. The name of ship was Liefde that was the Dutch ship. The chief navigator was English person William Adams. Adams was given Japanese name “Miura Anjin”. He was active as negotiator and interpreter with foreign missions under Ieyasu Tokugawa who was first Shogun of Tokugawa regime. He also educated geometry, mathematics, navigation and so on to the executives of Ieyasu. His name appears on history textbooks in Japan, so he is famous among the Japanese. By the way, there is a theory William Adams became model of novel “Gulliver’s Travels”. Japan is the only existent country among the fictional … Read More

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What is hidden in Usuki Castle?

“Country Destruction”……  What’s this? Do you know? Japan is made up by four islands which are called Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. Sorin Otomo is a warlord who spread his territory around Oita of Kyushu. Shimazu is also warlord who spread his territory around Kagoshima of Kyushu. Sorin was besieged to Usuki Castle during the fight against Shimazu. At that time, Sorin protected the castle by using the “Country Destruction” ! The answer of “Country Destruction” is the cannon! It is downright amazing name “Country Destruction”! But certainly, cannon has the power to destroy the country, so it is not so wrong name. Do you think so? Sorin is the … Read More

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