The Poet Hakushu Kitahara and His House Shiensosha
, the famous poet from Taisho Era to early Showa Era, had lived in Kameiin
Temple in Mama Ichikawa
for a month in May 1916 then he moved to Koiwa in Edogawa-ku
across Edogawa River
and next to Ichikawa city. Shiensosha was his house named by himself and
the house is preserved in Satomi Park
in Ichikawa city. Visitors could enter into it when it is fine. Hakushu Kitahara created several tanka poems
during the month in Mama that was his poorest days in his life. Shiensosha shows the life in Showa era, it is brightly decorated with millions of cherry blossoms in spring and with millions of colored leaves in fall.
Kameiin Temple where once Hakushu Kitahara lived has a well called 'Mama
no I' that appears in the legend of the beauty Tekona
in Myriad Leaves
. Tekona Reishindo Hall stands on the south of the temple dedicates the
lady Tekona. And Mamasan Guhoji Temple built by Gyoki Bosatsu
stands behind the temple was very popular in Edo period
. It was introduced in Meisho Edo Hyakkei by Hiroshige
as a noted spot viewing colored leaves in fall. And the cherry tree called
Fushihime Sakura in the temple has been very famous.
Why don't you visit them while you are reading the poems written by Hakushu
The Noted Spots Connecting With Hakushu Kitahara
The housse of Hakushu Kitahara preserved in Satomi Park.
Once Hakushu Kitahara lived in this temple.
The noted spot of cherry trees and colored lives stands behind Kameiin
Tekona the famous lady appears in Myriad Leaves is dedicated in this temple.