Tag: Shizuoka

The relationship between the clock that has been stored in Kunozan Toshogu Shrine and Ieyasu

Shine and bright colors of gold foil that reflected by sunshine and throw to the eyes will leave as intense memory. Kunozan Toshogu Shrine whose Honden (the literal meaning is ‘main hall’), Ishi-no-ma (the literal meaning is ‘stone room’), and Haiden (the literal meaning is ‘worship hall’) are designated as a national treasure is a place where the deceased person was buried by the testament of Ieyasu Tokugawa.↑Kunozan Toshogu Shrine The shrine decorated luxurious and delicately was constructed in a short period of only one year and seven months from May 1616 to December of the following year by the order of the second Tokugawa Shogunate Shogun Hedetada. It’s amazing … Read More

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Will you go through Arai barrier station or make a detour?

We can come and go in all parts of contemporary peaceful Japan. However many barrier stations had existed until 150 years ago, so it was not so easy to move. There are barrier stations even now, but it is historic spot or it is object that was restored to its original state as purpose of tourism and learning institution. Among that barrier stations, Arai barrier station is only existing barrier station in Japan! If Hakone barrier station that is especially famous in Japan is important barrier station for mountain, we can say Arai barrier station that is placed in lake inlet of Lake Hamana connected to the sea is important … Read More

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Mishima Taisha Shrine had issued calendar formerly

Let’s first start with history of calendar in Japan. It was in 604 the calendar was started to use in Japan. In Japan, at that time, lune-solar calendar was used, and the calendar had been used until beginning of Edo era (Edo is from 1603 to 1868). Japan dispatched the mission to China, and got the calendar. However the error of 2 years occurred, because the information of revision had stopped for more than 800 years since the mission to China was abolished in 894. Edo shogunate (regime) commanded to correct that, and it was completed in 1685. The calendar was named Joukyou-calendar. The revision after an interval of 800 … Read More

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