A Walk under Black Pine Trees in Hirata and Shinden
Hirata and Shinden is quiet residential areas on between Ichikwa Station
and Motoyawata Station on JR Sobu Line. On the north of line, there are
many tall black pine trees preserved in these areas. Black pine trees are
the municipal tree of Ichikwa City
. Soon after WWII, Kafu Nagai
, a famous writer, moved to the city and he wrote Suwa Jinja in Hirata,
Koroku Jinja and Kasuga Jinja in Shinden in his diary 'Danchotei Nichijo'.
Maybe, he passed them when he went to Ichikwa Station. Now buildings in
these areas are modern, but the atmosphere of the areas is little changed
that Kafu had walked. Visitors could enjoy walking in the quiet town in
Japan. Why don't you visit them?
Landmarks and Spots in Hirata and Shinden
It appears on Kafu Nagai's Diary and shows the ancient landscapes of Ichikawa City.
Kafu Nagai described the shrine.
It tells the local history and belief of Shotoku Taishi in Hirata.
It has many cherry, black pine and Neagari no Matsu trees.