The 8th Shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa Visited Mama
The 8th Shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa
was one of the most popular and famous shoguns of Edo Bakufu and he is
popular even now so his dramas on TV and movies have been producing. He
wnet hawking to the fields now called Edogawa-ku so there are several temples
where Yoshimune took rest during the hawking. Would he visit Mamasan Guhoji
Temple on his way to go hawking? It is said that a tea room called 'Henrantei'
in Guhoji Temple donated by Dokan Ota was named by Yoshimune. But other
said it was by Tokugawa Mitsukuni. Anyway, Yoshimune Tokugawa would be
sure to visit Mama that the popular resort area for people lived in Edo
in Edo period.
Actually, Yoshimune had visited Mamasan Guhoji Temple, he could visit Mama no Tsugihashi Bridge, Tekona Reishindo Hall and Mama no I well in Kameiin Temple introduced in Edo Meisho Zue (a guide book in Edo period) and Meisho Edo Hyakkei by Hiroshige.
Visitors could enjoy to image which season Yoshimune had come and how he had come.
Why don't you visit the noted spots connecting to Yoshimune Tokugawa?
The Noted Spots Connecting with Yoshimune Tokugawa
The tea room 'Henrantei' was said to be named by Yoshimune.
The legendary beauty Tekona is dedicated in this temple.
This bridge appears in many tanka poems by many famous poets during Japanese history.
Mama no I well in this temple is the place that Tekona dove into it to kill herself.
There had been a rest station for Tokugawa Yoshimune.
The garden is very beautuful with weeping cherry blossoms.
Yoshimune named the greens 'Komatsu-na'.
It was built by Yoshimune.
Yoshimune praised that to visit this shrine is as graceful as to visit Ise and Nikko.