Kazura no I Well | the well related to Kafu Nagai
Kazura no I is a well is in a residential area in the western Funabashi City
. There is a stone tablet scribing the name of the well under a large zelkova
tree. Kazura no I Well is preserved since it is a municipal cultural asset
of Funabashi City since it shows that this area has rich fresh water called
'Katsushika Yusui Gun (natural springs in Katsushika)', so Katsushika had
rich water that Katsumata no Ike Pond on the south of the well appeared
on the Myriad Leaves
. And Futago Fuji no Ike Pond
and Futagoura no Ike Pond in the area are also preserved. January 26th
of 1947, a famous writer Kafu Nagai
found the stone tablet in a bush, after that he visited it a few times
and introduced it in his essay. And some guide books published in Edo period
such as Katsushika Shiryaku and Edo Meisho Zue
introduced it, and Edo Meisho Zue called it 'Kuzu no I' that was a washbasin
of Katsushika Junja Shrine. Why don't you visit Kazura no I Well?
Kazura no I Well
Kazura no I Well
A Municipl Cultural Asset and a Historic Site
Designated in March 17th of 1965
Adminstrated by Kazura no I Hozonkai (the committee to preserve Kazura
no I Well)
Kazura no I Well
Kazura no I Well along Kosaku Road in Kurihara Hongo Village (the old name
of this area) was to be the washbasin of Katsushika Jinja Shrine. The well
has a diameter of 180 centimeters and it is reinforced with concrete now.
Old sayings tell that the water in the well would connect to the Palace
of the Dragon King. And it could not be dried up in any terrible drought.
Moreover, it has been said that people having agues could be well if they
drank the water in the well.
There is a stone tablet in front of the well, it was built in 1812 and
Soshiro, a manager of Hongo Village, asked a famous artist Nanpo Ota Shokusanjin
to write some sentences on the on the stone tablet. A year after that,this
stone tablet and the sentences were introduced by Kindai Suzuki in his
book 'Katsushika Zushi Taguribune'. And Edo Meizho Zue, a guide book of
, published in 1836, it was introduced in a picture in the articleof Katsushika
Jinja Shrine and it is called 'Kuzu no I'.
After that, it had not been written in any articles until Kafu Nagai, a famous writer, introduced it in his essay 'Katsushika Miyage (the souvenirs from Katsushika)' and it became famous again.
The Sentences on the stone tablet at Kazura no I Well
||It is in Kurihara-go, Katsushika, Shimousa.
||It dedicates Ninigi no Mikoto, and the holly water springs out.
||People could hear the Princess Toyo's voice, it is the deep water that
the Dragon lives.
||The well could have never dried up even in any terrible drought, it could
be round so long.
| 名曰葛羅 不絶綿々
||It is called Kazura, it would be forever.
Selected by Nanpo Ota.
Built in March 1813
Soshiro, the manager of Hongo Village
Funabashi-shi Board of Education
新版 断腸亭日乗 第六巻 岩波書店
新訂 江戸名所図会６ ちくま学芸文庫
房総叢書 : 紀元二千六百年記念. 第6卷葛飾誌略
Kazura no I Well
- Kazura no I Well has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda
- From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Keisei Nishifuna Sta or Higashi Nakayama Sta, take minimally 40 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take JR Sobu express line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Sobu Local line, get off Nishi Funabashi Sta.
- From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Keisei Nishifuna Sta or Higashi Nakayama Sta.
- From Tokyo Sta, take Sobu Express line bound to Chiba or Narita, transfer the line to Sobu-Local line bound to Chiba, Tsudanuma, or Nishi Funabashi at Ichikawa Sta, get off Nishi Funabashi Sta.
- From Akihabara Sta, take Sobu line bound to Chiba, get off Nishi Funabashi Sta.
- Take 5 minute walk from Keisei Nishifuna Sta, take 7 minute walk from Higashi Nakayama Sta, and take 13 minute walk from Nishi Funabashi Sta.
- 6-4-5 Nishifuna, Funabashi-shi, Chiba-ken
The Landmarks Neighbor Of Nakayama Hokekyo-ji Temple
Nichiren had preached first time at the Oku-no-in. Later, Jonin Toki built a temple named 'Hokke-ji'. There are several ume trees blooming beautiful ume blossoms in spring silently.
Onjuin Temple is famous for the temple to deliver the Nichiren Sect's traditional style of ascetic practices. Tokugawa, Maeda and many people faithfully has believed for ages.
This small gallary has wonderful works of the great painter Kaii Higashiyama, so he lived in Nakayama.
Fujiwara Kannondo Hall has the legend of the great swordsman Mushashi Miyamoto, sometimes it was his hideaway.
A peaceful place to rest on the way to Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple is Seikaen. It has the branch office of the city hall.
Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple have their long history and the legend of Oguri Hangan.
It preserves the seated statue of Nichiren and Yosobei Kajikawa's mementoes. It also has the side story of The Forty-Seven Ronins.
This shell mound designated as the National Historic Site and was formed
from middle to late Jomon period.
The sacred temple covered with holy cherry trees is famous for the legend of Seven Sutra Mound and Shichifukujin in Ichikawa.
The first nunnery of Nichiren Sect built by the Princess Tokiwai, the legend said ther daughter of the Emperor drifted to Ichikawa.
The shrine related to the battles of Konodai in Sengoku Period.
It has the legend of the young samurai Hirotsugu Satomi.
A small shrine relates to the Founder Nichiren, Nichijo and the Prince
The temple and the pond related to the Founder Nichiren.
It is the guardian deity of this town Kafu Nagai had visited.
Kazura no I well in Katsushika
A well became famous as Kafu Nagai introduced in his essay.
It was built in Kamakura period and visitors could enjoy seeing cherry
blossoms blooming over some cultural properties in it.
The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.
Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.
It is very popular viewing sakura spot and thousands of people visit and enjoy seeing sakura.