A Walk on Mama Connecting With Myriad Leaves
Myriad Leaves (Manyoshu)
is the oldest book of Japanese poems edited in between 7th and 8th century,
and Mama and the legendary beauty Tekona
were appeared on some poems in it. Now, some landmarks appear on the poems
existing in Mama. In late Edo period
, Edo Meisho Zue
(a guide book describing many popular landmarks in Edo
) and Meisho Edo Hyakkei (100 Noted Spots in Edo) drawn by Hiroshige Utagawa
introduced the views in Mama. Moreover, many people have visited Mama
and they have created some tanka
poems for over thousand years, Akahito Yamabe
, Mushimaro Takahashii
, Dokan Ota
, Shiki Masaoka
and Hakushu Kitahara
visited and remain their works describing Mama. Moreover, Mama no Tsugihashi
Bridge has been described in many Japanese poems by many great poets such
as Chomei Kamo, Teika Fujiwara, Sanetomo Minamoto and so forth for thousand
Now Mama no Tsugihashi Bridge, Mama no I Well and Tekona Reishindo Hall exist in residential area quietly, but visitors could enjoy thinking of the ancient Japanese while they are reading the poems, so visitors could learn a lot about Japanese history and culture while they are walk in Mama.
Why don't you visit the landmarks in Mama connecting with Myriad Leaves?
The Noted Landmarks Appearing on Myriad Leaves
The legendary beauty Tekona is dedicated this temple.
This bridge has been introduced in many poems for 1000 years.
Tekona dove into Mama no I well in this temple.