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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

A Walk On Some Spots Connecting With Rohan Koda

the five story pagoda in HokekyojiFushihime Sakura in Guhoji
the torii gate at Shirahata Tenjinshathe view from Mamasan Guhoji Temple
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

Shirahata Tenjinsha Shrine

Shirahata Tenjinsha Shrine

The Literature Monument of Rohan Koda stands in it.
Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Rohan wrote the life of Nichiren, this temple appears in it.

Kishimojindo Hall in Nakayama

Kishimojindo Hall at Nakayama

Nakayama Kishimojin appears in Rohan's masterpiece, Gojunoto (the five-story pagoda).
Nakayama Okunoin Temple

Nakayama Okunoin Temple

Nakayama Okunoin appear in Rohan's book 'Nichiren Shonin (the founder Nichiren)'.

Mamasan Guhoji Temple

Mamasan Guhoji Temple

Rohan describes the wonderful views from the top of stone steps at this temple.
Tekona Reishindo Hall

Tekona Reishindo Shrine

The Beauty Tekona in Myriad Leaves is dedicated in this small temple.

Mama no Tsugihashi Bridge

Mama no Tsugihashi Bridge

The bridge appears on Myriad Leaves and also appears in many tanka poems later in history.
Kameiin Temple

Kameiin Temple

Mama no I well where the Beauty Tekona killed herself is in this old temple.

Satomi Park in Konodai

Satomi Park in Konodai

The park is on the remains of Konodaijo Castle.
Yagiri no Watashi ferry

The Ferry at Yagiri

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