Kowatei in Koiwa Park and Hakushu Kitahara
Kowatei in Koiwa Park
in Kitakoiwa is a Japanese style public hall for tea ceremonies managed
. Kowatei is on the southeast corner of the park that has tennis courts
and some playing equipment like slides in it. There is a stone tablet with
poem by Hakushu Kitahara
on its surface standing beside the gate of the hall. He was a famous poet
lived Kitakoiwa for a year in 1916. His poem on it says '夏浅み 朝草刈りの 童らが 素足にからむ 犬胡麻の花
(Natsu asami, asa kusa kari no, warabe ra ga, suashi ni karamu, inugoma
no hana; Early in summer, flowers of siebold's viburnums coiled around
children's naked feet while they are mowing grass)' . Hakushu lived an
annex in a hey seller Tomita's and he named it 'Shien Sosha
(it was moved to Satomi Park
in Ichikawashi), the poem shows the views of this area close to Edogawa river in his days.
In spring, many cherry blossoms bloom in Koiwa Park, and some cherry blossoms
beautifully decorate the stone tablet standing by Kowatei.
Kowatei in Koiwa Park
- Kowatei in Koiwa Park has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda
- From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Edogawa or Keisei Koiwa Sta. Or take Narita Sky Access-line and get off at Shin Shibamata Sta. Take minimally 50 minutes from Narita Airport.
- From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Keisei Koiwa or Edogawa Sta. Or transfer the line at Aoto or Takasago Sta to Narita Sky Access-Line bound to Narita International Airport, get off Shin Shibamata Sta.
- Take 10 minute walk from Keisei Koiwa Sta, take 20 minute walk from Edogawa
Sta, and take 13 minute walk from Shin Shibamata Sta.
- 6-43-1 Kitakoiwa, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
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.
Kowatei for Tea Ceremony
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.