A Walk On Some Spots Connecting With Rohan Koda
was a famous novelist and essayist from Meiji to Showa era. He lived near
Shirahata Tenjinsha in Yawata Ichikawa
after WWII and he was died at his age of 80 next year. Moreover, Rohan
had visited the city many times for his 80 years. And he could visit Shirahata
Tenjinsha Shrine, so the Literature Monument for Rohan Koda stands on.
Rohan had written many paragraphs describing views along Edogawa and in
Ichikawa city in his essays. He introduced the Ferry at Yagiri, Konodai,
Mamasan and Tekona in his works, he specially stressed that the views from
both top and bottom of the stone steps connecting with the Sanmon Gate
of Mamasan Guhoji Temple were wonderful, and he enjoyed seeing the views
from the Ferry at Yagiri. Moreover, he wrote a sentence in his novel 'Goju
no To (the five story pagoda)' that the main person could become a good
man under the divine favor of Kishimojin in Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple.
And he also wrote the story about the venerable Nichiren
who founded Nichiren Sect
, and he wrote a lot about Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple, Wakamiya Castle (now
Nakayama Okunoin Temple) and Toki Jonin
in it. And in his essay 'Yamabe Akahito
', he introduced Mama no Irie cove and Mama no I well.
In this page, many landmarks that Rohan Koda might visit and could write in his works are introduced. Why don't you visit the noted spots connecting with Rohan Koda?
The Noted Spots Connecting with Rohan Koda
The Literature Monument of Rohan Koda stands in it.
Rohan wrote the life of Nichiren, this temple appears in it.
Nakayama Kishimojin appears in Rohan's masterpiece, Gojunoto (the five-story
Nakayama Okunoin appear in Rohan's book 'Nichiren Shonin (the founder
Rohan describes the wonderful views from the top of stone steps at this
The Beauty Tekona in Myriad Leaves is dedicated in this small temple.
The bridge appears on Myriad Leaves and also appears in many tanka poems
later in history.
Mama no I well where the Beauty Tekona killed herself is in this old temple.
The park is on the remains of Konodaijo Castle.
The Ferry at Yagiri