Visit to the Literay Monuments of Tanka, Haiku and Poems
There are many literary monuments in the landmarks in Katsushika areas
introduced in this site 'A Walk on Nakayama Shimousa' so many poets and
writers has lived and wrote their works describing the areas, they show
what the areas had been.
Katsushika along Edogawa River
was on the important traffic point in Edo period
, thousands of products from northern provinces had been bringing by ships on the river. Meiji to early Showa era, the areas became the scenic spots for villas and many merchants and politicians in Tokyo
built them. Especially, Mama
in Katsushika has appeared on many tanka poems since Manyoshu
was edited in Classic Japan. In Edo period, Mama was a popular tourist resort, it was introduced on a guide book in that period, 'Edo Meisho Zue
' and it was drawn on an ukioe picuture by Hiroshige Utagawa
, so Issa Kobayashi
, Basho Matsuo
and so many poets had visited. Late Meiji era, the famous haiku poets,
and Kyoshi Takahama
described the sights in their works. In Taisho era, Hakushu Kitahara
came to live. After WWII, Rohan Koda
, Kafu Nagai
and Yoko Mizuki
came to live in.
In this page, some of the noted spots having literary monuments in them
are introduced. While walking to them, you could feel what poets and writers
would see. Why don't you visit them?
The Literary Monuments in the Noted Spots
The monument of Kafu Nagai stands under a pine tree.
Hakushu Kitahara lived in this town and his manument stands beside it.
Hakushu Kitahara lived near it and his monument stands beside its torii gate.
Basho wrote 'Komatsugawa' in his haiku poem.