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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Konodai Tenmangu Shrine and Tsujikiri

Konodai Tenmangu ShrineKonodai Tenmangu Shrine in fall
Walking along the narrow street on the east side of Satomi Park, there is a small shrine named Konadai Tenmangu Shrine. The shrine is famous for an event called 'Tsujikiri' annually holding in January 17th. Tsujigiri is a traditional event succeeded from Muromachi Period that villagers make four big snakes from some bundles of straw to draw a border line to protect a village from evil spirits and epidemics. In Ichikawa city, the events had been held at Konodai and Kokubun area. In April 24th of 1979, Konodai Tujikiri Events was registered as a municipal local cultural property by Ichikawa city.
Why don't you visit Konodai Tenmangu Shrine?

Konodai Tenmangu Shrine and Konodai Tsujikiri Event

Konodai Tenmangu Shrine and Konodai Tsujikiri Event

Konodai Tenmangu Shrine was built on the top of Hokozuka Burial Mound as a local deity of Konodai area by Dokan Ota in 1479 and it was moved to the present place in 1875.
In Konodai area, traditional events such as Shishimai and Tujikiri has been held for several hundred ages. Tsujikiri means 'cutting off some evil spirits and epidemics killing people and animals in a village on its four entrances at its four corners by miracle powers'. There are some ways to cut off them; one is hanging up Shimenawa (a sacred straw rope) on a certain place, and another one is making Big Snakes to protect from some evils invading by their miracle power, Shimenawa is usually used in the southern part of Chiba prefecture and Big Snakes are in north.
Tsujikiri had been held in Konodai and Kokubun area in Ichikawa city until mid-1900s, now Konodai Tsujikiri held in Konodai Tenmangu Shrine only exists.
Tsujikiri is annually held in January 17th at Konodai Tenmangu Shrine. The supporters of the shrine make four 2 meters long straw snakes and give some scared alcohol then they hang them on trees at four corners of the town and put their head out of it. The big snakes keep guard against some evils for a year even though they are exposed to the weather.
Shishimai ceased to exist in 1938 since it had the rule of succession and the change of society.
May 1993
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The Location and Access To Konodai Tenmangu Shrine

Konodai Tenmangu Shrine

  • Konodai Tenmangu Shrine has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Konodai Sta, take minimally 45 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take Keisei Narita Sky Access line bound to Nippori Sta or Haneda International Airport and get off Shin Kamagaya Sta, transfer the line to Hokuso line bound to Nishi Magome or Haneda International Airport and get off Yakiri Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Konodai Sta. And also take Keikyu-line bound to Inba Nihon Daigaku (Nihon University) and get off Yakiri Sta.
  • Take 7 minute walk from Yakiri and 13 minute walk from Konodai Sta.
  • 3-11 Konodai, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken

The Noted Scenic Spots near Konodai Tenmangu Shrine

Sakura Festival held in Satomi Park

Satomi Park (the remains of Konadaijo Castle)

Visitors find nature, history and culture in this area.
Rose Festival held in Satomi Park

Four Seasons in Satomi Park

Visotors enjoy seeing beautiful cherry blossoms, roses and colored leaves.

Rakan no I well

Rakan no I Well

Rakan no I Well has a legend that Kobo Daishi Kukai found

the stone coffin of Akedo Mound

The Stone Coffins of Akedo Old Mound

They are intorduced in Edo Meisho Zue in Edo period.

The Tea Ceremony Room of Oribe

The Tea Room of Shikisei Oribe School of Tea Ceremony

It is the intangible cultural property registered by Chiba
the main hall of Soneiji Temple

Ankokusan Soneiji Temple

It was treated as a high ranked temple as same as Upper Class Daimyos by Edo Bakufu.

Konodai Tenmangu Shrine in fall

Konodai Tenmangu Shrine

It is famous for a traditional event called 'Tsujikiri'.
early summer in Junsaike Pond Park

Junsaiike Pond Park

Many flowers bloom and many birds come this water park .

Edogawa River

A Walk Along Edogawa River

There are many exciting noted spots along this river, Yoko no Matsu in Zenyoji, Koiwa Iris Garden, Yagiri no Watashi Ferry, Shinozaki Ponyland and so on are very wonderful..
Tekona Reishindo Shrine and sakura

A Walk On Tekona and Mama

Tekona, the subject of many poems in the Anthology of a Myriad Leaves, Mamasan temple connects with Gyoki, Kobo and Issa Kobayashi. It is good place to walk along.

回向院別院の庭園

Ekoin Branch Temple in Ichikawa

Genkoji Temple, a branch temple of Ryogoku Ekoin has a beautiful garden and CafeTerrace Ekoin.
アイリンクタウン展望施設

The Observatory on I-link Town Ichikawa

It commands a panoramic view of Mt.Fuji behind Tokyo.