From daigoshosokakeri keno way along Nagatani River
Four Shimonagaya Shimin-no-Mori
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There is "Shimonagaya Shimin-no-Mori" (map 1) when we go from setting the term guardian deity of children to approximately 1.8 kilometers, the north. "Shimin-no-Mori" chooses area where the forest of nature relatively remains from purpose to provide preservation of private land green tract of land and citizen's oasis and maintains walk courses with cooperation of owner of the land and citizen's throw open. There were 21 in Yokohama-shi, but here Shimonagaya Shimin-no-Mori was established now in April, 1972. Area is about 6 hectares, and remains from earlier period of Jomon period more than 6,000 years ago to Burial Mound age, the Nara Heian era are confirmed in this area. In flatland of farm and garden plant field, we can occasionally gather stone implements such as Jomon ware piece or stone ax, flint arrowhead (sekizoku), porcelain dish and can still remember our far-off ancestral life.
Or call "ways in Kamakura" (map 2) with "sokakeri keno way", and, as for the ancient morality in boundary with Totsuka Ward, Oshu conquest and Shigetada Hatakeyama and Yoshitoki Hojo of Yoritomo Minamoto are said to be way where one detached force went to for fights of Makigahara, Asahi-ku that fought, and, also, there is tradition that the detached force fought at the time of Kamakura attack of Yoshisada Nitta around here in "the sword mound", and it is said that there were ten sword mounds on the hill. It is said that it will be mound where we buried person killed in action of this time, but the details are unidentified without concrete investigation.
We can appear in camellia open space, fir tree open space from way in grove of miscellaneous trees going around this forest. In addition, travelers' guardian deity, god of the mountain of 1773 (Anei 2), five Yamami Inari shrines Daimyojin, five-ring tower after the Muromachi era are seen, too. In spring, there is wild cherry tree of wonderful Yokohama-shi designated Naganuki to have a heated, and the outskirts area to advance to of urbanization is Shimin-no-Mori with contrastive stillness.
"Topographical record of what the roadside to ask" for (revised edition) was issued in October, 1999 by editing of "history society of Konan".