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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

A Walk On the Landmarks Connecting To Socho A Renga Poet

cherry blossoms in Nakayama Hokekyojithe soshido hall in Nakayama Hokekyoji the main hall in Jokoji TempleYoko no Matsu Pine Tree in Zenyoji
Some landmarks introduced in this website were described in 'Azumaji no Tsuto' written by Saiokuken Socho, a renga poet in Muromachi perio.
Socho wrote his travel notes to Seichoji Temple in Kazusa Province. Socho first went down Sumidagawa River and passed through marshes overgrown with reeds. Then he landed at the ferry at Imai and visited Jokoji Temple at his first night in Shimousa province. Next day, he sailed up the streams in Futoigawa River (now Edogawa River), he crossed Mama no Tsugihashi Bridge then he visited Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple. And his last days in Shimousa, Socho crossed Futoigawa River near the ferry at Ichikawa and he visited Zenyoji Temple in Koiwa and enjoyed having baked Tofu and some alcohol drinks. So Azumaji no Tsuto describes nature and lives in the areas along Edogawa River. In addition, he wrote a first verse of a renga poem 'Fuji no mine wa tokaranu yuki no senri kana' at Jokoji Temple and 'Sugi no ha ya arashi no ato no yahan no yuki' at Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple.
In this page, several landmarks that are described in 'Azumaji no Tsuto' written by Saiokuken Socho, a famous renga poet in Muromachi period are introduced. Why don't you visit the landmarks connecting to Socho?

The Landmarks Connecting To Azumaji No Tsuto by Socho

the remains at the ferry at Imai in Edogawaku

The Remains of the Ferry at Imai

Socho first landed at Imai during his trip to Boso Peninsula.
Ryukisan Seitaiin Jokoji Temple

Ryukisan Seitaiin Jokoji Temple

Socho visited and wrote a first verse of a renga poem.

Mama no Tsugihashi Bridge

Mama no Tsugihashi Bridge

Socho crossed this brige during his trip to Boso Peninsula.
Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Socho visited and wrote a first verse of a renga poem.

Hokkedo Hall in Nakayama Hokekyoji

Hokkedo Hall in Hokekyoji

It is designated as the important cultural property by the National Government.
the remains of the barrier at Ichikawa

The Remains of the Barrier at Ichikawa

There were ferryboats to cross Edogawa River.

Seijusan Jizoin Zenyoji Temple

Seijusan Jizoin Zenyoji Temple

Socho enjoyed having simple dishes in this temple.

The Locations of the Places in Azumaji no Tsuto by Socho


the remains of the ferry at Imai near the bank of Edogawa River 3 Edogawa, Edogawaku, Tokyo
Jokoji Temple 3-22-5 Edogawa, Edogawaku, Tokyo
Mama no Tsugihashi 4-7-24 Mama, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba
Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple 2-10-1 Nakayama, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba
Hokkedo Hall in Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple 2-10-1 Nakayama, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba (in Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple)
the remains of the Barrier at Ichikawa on the bank of Edogawa River near 3-24 Ichikawa, Ichikawashi, Chiba
Zenyoji Temple 2-24-2 Higashi Koiwa, Edogawaku, Tokyo