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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Myohokkesan Senyoji Temple in Kitakoiwa Edogawaku

妙法華山宣要寺三門妙法華山宣要寺本堂 宣要寺に置かれた永井荷風の歌碑宣要寺瑞宝の松と木村庄之助筆の石碑
Myohokkesan Senyoji Temple is an old temple in Kitakoiwa Edogawaku was built in early Muromachi period. The principle image is Higiri Mangan Nichiren Daibosatsu carved by the venerable Nichijo, the first abbot of Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple. It has a stone tablet with Kafu Nagai's tanka poem 'Fukujuso (an amur adonis)' on its surface. And a set of stone tablet that has the 25th Shonosuke Kimura's (the name of the famous Sumo referee) letters scribed on is under an old pine tree called Zuiho no Matsu standing along its approach road. In spring, some cherry blossoms decorate the views in the temple. Why don't you visit Senyoji Temple?
妙法華山宣要寺参道脇の桜妙法華山宣要寺のしだれ桜 宣要寺本堂と桜宣要寺鐘楼堂と桜 宣要寺石塔と桜妙法華山宣要寺に咲く桜

Myohokkesan Senyoji Temple

Senyoji

Senyoji is a temple belonging to Nichiranshu and is named Hokkesan. In 1370, the venerable Nichiyu, the 3rd abbot of Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple, built this temple. The principle image is the statue of Higiri Mangan Nichiren Daibosatsu carved by the venerable Nichijo. He completed this sculpture at the end of the 100 days preaching by the Founder Nichiren in his castle. He wanted Nichiren to stay his house long, and Nichiren consecrated it as the day of the completion.
This sculpture is sometimes called Higiri Soshi. Senyoji Temple preserves printing blocks of Hokekyo Niju Hachi Hin Omikuji carved in 1840 and Ryaku Engi (the short history) carved in 1859.
The bell in Senyori Temple was cast by Sadaatsu Fujiwara. And the old pine tree beautifully stretching to the main gate is named Zuiho no Matsu.

■The Signpot to Taishakuten in Shibamata
It was registered as a cultural and historical asset of Edogawaku in February 1986. It is a 130 centi-meter tall signpost having stood at Sakura Michi (Chiba Kaido) built in 1833.

November 2001 Edogawaku

妙法華山宣要寺門前案内板より


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The Access and the Location to Myohokkesan Senyoji Temple

the map to the landmarks near Koiwa

The map to the noted spots near Keisei Koiwa and Edogawa Station

PDF of the landmarks near Keisei Koiwa and Edogawa Station

Myohokkesan Senyoji Temple

  • Myohokkesan Senyoji Temple has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Keisei Koiwa Sta or Edogawa Sta, take minimally 50 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take JR Sobu express line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Sobu Local line, get off Koiwa Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Keisei Koiwa or Edogawa Sta.
  • From Tokyo Sta, take Sobu Express line bound to Chiba or Narita, transfer the line to Sobu-Local line bound to Chiba, Tsudanuma, or Nishi Funabashi at Shinkoiwa Sta, get off Koiwa Sta.
  • From Akihabara Sta, take Sobu line bound to Chiba, get off Koiwa Sta.
  • Take 7 minute walk from Keisei Koiwa Sta, take 9 minute walk from Edogawa Sta, and take 13 minute walk from Koiwa Sta.
  • 2-37-5 Kitakoiwa, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo

The Noted Places on the Diary Written by Nagai Kafu

the five stories pagoda in Hokekyoji

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Kafu Nagai visited it and wrote it on his diary several times.
Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine

Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine

Kafu Nagai visited it in May 8th and 9th 1946 and wrote it.

Oku no in of Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Oku no in of Hokekyoji Temple

Kafu visited it in December 4th of 1946.
Kaguraden Hall of Katsushika Hachimangu

Kaguraden Hall in Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine

Kafu visited it in May 9th, 1946.

the cherry blossoms of Myogyoji Temple

Myogyoji Temple

Kafu visited it in November 30th of 1946 and saw the sculptures on the gate.
Yawata no Yabushirazu Shrine

Yawata no Yabushirazu Shrine

Kafu visited this famous shrine in May 8th of 1946 and wrote it on his diary.

真間山弘法寺伏姫桜

Mamasan Guhoji Temple

Kafu wrote a tanka poem at this temple in spring.
Shirahata Tenjinsha Shrine

Shirahata Tenjinsha Shrine

A stone tablet inscribed with a sentence from his diary.

Shirahata Jinja Shrine

Shirahata Jinja Shrine

The shrine standing on the cliff having some cherry blossoms along its approach.
Tekona Reishindo Hall

Tekona Reishindo Hall

Tekona is a legendary beauty appeared on Manyoshu and many poets wrote her in their works.

Kameiin Temple

Kameiin Temple

Hakushu Kitahara once lived and the temple has a famouse well named 'Mama no I' in its site.
Kokubunsan Kokubunji Temple

Kokubunsan Kokubunji Temple

This temple standing on the remains of Shimousa Kokubunji Temple built in Nara period.

Kiuchi Gallery

Kiuchi Gallery

Kafu wrote of this old house in March 18th of 1946 in his diary.
Ekoin Branch Temple in Ichikawa

Ekoin Branch Temple in Ichikawa

Kafu wrote of it in September 12th of 1946 in his diary.

Mamagawa River

Mamagawa River

Kafu sometimes walked along the river with his umbrella.
Cherry blossoms along Edogawa River

Edogawa River

Kafu often walked on the bank of Edogawa River.

I-link Town Ichikawa

Ichikawa Station

Kafu often ate his dinner at shops near this station.
Gyotoku Bashi Bridge

Gyotoku

Kafu went to Gyotoku by bus and described the views of the area.

Terauchi Myoken Jinja Shrine

Terauchi Myoken Jinja Shrine

Kafu wrote of this shrine in Febraury 9th of 1946 in his diary.
Kazura no I Well

Kazura no I Well

Kafu found and introduced this well in his essay.

Yasaka Jinja Shrine in Innai

Yasaka Jinja Shrine in Innai

He visited it February 9th of 1947 in his diary.
Dairokuten in Innai

Dairokuten Shrine in Innai

He visited it January 26th of 1947 in his diary.

Suwa Jinja Shrine in Hirata Ichikawa

Suwa Jinja Shrine and Hirata Green Zone

He visited it August 3rd of 1946 and this shrine remains the views in his ages.

Kasuga Jinja Shrine in Shinden Ichikawa

Kasuga Jinja Shrine in Shinden

He was intrested in letters on the flag hung out at its festival.
妙法華山宣要寺

Myohokkesan Senyoji Temple

It has a tanka poem by Kafu scribed on a stone tablet.

Komatsugawa Sakaigawa Water Park

Komatsugawa Sakaigawa Water Park

He often visited the area from 1948 to 1951.