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Promenade 5-3 of history

Last update date July 13, 2018

From daigoshosokakeri keno way along Nagatani River

Three setting the term guardian deities of children and ruins of Sasayama-jo Castle

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The House of Mt. Koya-san Shingon Buddhism Yakiyama happiness and prosperity (map 1) is from Nagano Elementary School to the southwest to approximately 1 kilometer. This setting the term guardian deity of children was had open wound of in July, 1866 (Keio 2) by Iijima perception Jiro old man of staying in the locale. Old man usually suffered from chronic annoyance, but because it was told that pain of annoyance recovers completely if we meet one itinerant priest once and believe in setting the term guardian deity of children of hasukaoriji of Kunizo Izu island, we proceed to the ground, and kansei does the other self and be built and do temple with the House of happiness and prosperity on Yoshioka mountain of Yukoku Miyama called "Mt. Koya-san of Yokohama" at the time of in boundary with Totsuka Ward in 1928, and it is said that old man was able to escape from sufferings from illness.

As for this guardian deity of children, it is called one of "Japanese three body guardian deity of children" with the other self worshiped by Yamanashi and Nagano and is stone Buddhist statue of 4 sun of height two shakus (about 80 centimeters). It is said that we accomplish by all means if "4" days when there is pray on this day on anniversary of the death (fair) every month.

Hill where two steel towers are built is to the southeast of setting the term guardian deity of children. This neighborhood whole area (map 2) is the ruin of Sasayama-jo Castle, and established neighborhood of signal is estimated with "kutsusetsu" of castle (map 3) between heap of setting the term guardian deities of children. The ruins of this Sasayama-jo Castle are informed as it was supporting fort of Tamanawa-jo Castle that was in Ofuna, and they are poor in information. Even if we stayed, along "sokakeri keno way" of Kamakura ancient morality, fieldwork is told, and, before residential land development, it is said that old well and pillar hole trace were discovered in Kaihatsu Kohji, but there is not just concrete survey. However, is blessed with views to overwhelm people, and is important as "castle of handing down" (beacon charges) from place in around 1,000 meters of distance from Seki-jo Castle and Tenjinyama both sides; it is thought that played a role



"Topographical record of what the roadside to ask" for (revised edition) was issued in October, 1999 by editing of "history society of Konan".

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