Kyoshi Takahama and His Essay Nakayama Dera
In an essay 'Nakayama Dera
' written by Kyoshi Takahama
, a famous writer from Meiji to Showa, describes a lot about Nakayama,
Yawata and Ichikawa in 1897. At that time he was 24 years old, and he was
not interested in much about Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple. But he went to
the temple since he might be urged by Shiki Masaoka
who was his teacher and a great poet in his age, so Kyoshi wrote in the
essay that Shiki had loved Nichiren
Kyoshi Takahama got on Sobu Tetsudo Line (now called Sobu Line) had opened
in 1893 at Honjo Station in Tokyo
and got off at Nakayama Station (now Shimousa Nakayama Station), then
he visited Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple.
At the temple, Kyoshi sat at Soshido Hall and he was lost in thought. He
wrote that his ideal residence could be not in urban area but not far from
it. He thought it at Nakayama, it supposed to be that Kyoshi would praise
Nakayama could have a comfortable environment to live.
After that Kyoshi walked to Yawata and saw Yawata no Yabushirazu and Senbon
Icho in Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine. It is very interesting that the trees
lined along the approach road of the shrine had changed, he wrote they
were pine trees, but now they are gingko trees. And he misunderstood that
the symbolic tree in the shrine would be a huge hackberry, but it is the
huge gingko tree in real. Moreover, young writer Kyoshi decided to walk
to home in Tokyo instead of waiting for the next train for a half and an
hour at Ichikawa Station, he called Edogawa River
' while he was crossing it.
In this page, some of the noted landmarks in Nakayama, Yawata and Ichikawa described in Nakayama Dera written by Kyoshi Takahama
, a famous writer in Meiji Period. After reading his essay, visitors could find them much attractive than usual. Why don't you visit them?
The Noted Spots Appear On Nakayama Dera By Kyoshi