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The Musashi Imperial Mausoleum.

2016-05-31 23:59:46 | ウォーキング

I visited Tama-goryo (The Musashi Imperial mausoleum) from Nishi Hachioji Station on foot on the 11th of May.  

This type of mausoleum was adopted for mausoleums of the imperial family, such as the Fushimi Momoyama Mausoleum of Emperor Meiji, the Musashi Mausoleum of Emperor Taisho, and the Musashino Mausoleum of Emperor Showa.

After Emperor Taisho, the imperial mausoleums for the emperors (Taisho&Showa) and the empresses (Teimei&Kojyun) were built inside goryochi (an Imperial estate) in present Hachioji City, Tokyo.


                                  The entrance.

The en



The approach to the Musashi Imperial mausoleum.



The Imperial mausoleum of Emperor Taisho.






I didn't have enough time to see the Imperial mausoleum of Emperor Showa and Emperess Kojun.


That's it.








Walking in the Tama area (No. 9).

2016-05-29 10:22:50 | ウォーキング

I walked along the Tamagawa-josui riverside from the Iwasaki bridge to the Momiji bridge on the 5th of May.

I crossed 25 bridges (Iwasaki, Hyogo, Murei, Chobei, Azuma, Miyashita, Wakakusa, Inokashira, Matsukage, Shin, Saiwai, Hotaru, Mansuke, Murasaki, Mitaka, Keyaki, Ginnan, Icyou, Oo, Matsumi, Sakura, Doppo, Udo, Sakai, Momiji).    

I started from Kugayama Station on the Keio Line.

When I walked about 500m from the station to the south, I reached the Iwasaki bridge in the Tamagawa-josui.

Famous novelists such as Rofu Miki, Yuzo Yamamoto, Osamu Dazai, Saneatsu Mushanokōji and the like lived around this walking course.



                                                  The Hyogo bridge.



The Murei bridge was under construction too.





                                                      The Cyobe bridge.



                                                     The Azuma bridge.



                                                   The Miyashita bridge.



                                                   The Wakakusa bridge.



The Inokashira bridge.






                                                   The Matsukage bridge.



                                                        The Shin bridge.



There is the Myojo high school on the immediate left side of Shinbashi.  Koichi Wajima’s (Former boxing world champion) house is behind the Myojo high school.   Rofu Miki’s ( He wrote the poetry of red dragonfly「AKATONBO」) former house is about 500m from there.


                                                      The Saiwai bridge.


Saneatsu Musyanokoji’s former house is about 100m from the Saiwai bridge.

And, Shinya Sasaki’s (He was a baseball commentator) house is about 30m from there.






                                                      The Hotaru bridge.

    When we cross the Hotaru bridge we enter the graunds of the Inokashira Park west zone.




                                                     The Mansuke bridge.






      The Yuzo Yamamoto museum is between the Mansuke bridge and the Murasaki bridge. 



                                                   The Murasaki bridge.




The place where Osamu Dazai died by drowning is between the Murasaki bridge and the Mitaka bridge.

There is the monument of Gyokka-seki(Stone) that His bereaved brought here from Aomori.



                                                       Dazai Osamu and the Tamagawa-josui.



                                                      The Mitaka bridge.




                       The Mitaka Station.

                                                       I ate Japanese Soba at 2pm.




This is the monument of Doppo Kunikida on the north side of Mitaka Station.



This is the Statue of World Federation Peace of by Seibo Kitamura in front of the Mitaka Station.



                                                                      The Keyaki bridge.




                                                                     The Ginnan bridge.



                                                                      The Icyo bridge.



                                                            The Oh bridge.




             The Matsumi bridge.



                                                      The Sakura bridge.



                                                         The Doppo bridge.




                                                        The Udo bridge.











The Sakai bridge.






                                                     The Momiji bridge.



I walked back to Musashisakai Station on the Chuo Line from the Momiji bridge.



The number of steps I walked today was 28,800 steps.      

I was very tired.                                                                           That’s it.











Walking in the Tama area (No. 8).

2016-05-15 22:13:44 | ウォーキング

Last month I walked around the Machida area in Tokyo.

I went to Machida Central Park by bus from Machida Station on the Odakyu line.

I walked around the baseball field in the park.




Then I went to the Sugawara Shrine.

Sugawara Michizane is deified there.

He is worshiped as the god of learning.

So, I prayed to him that my English would improve and put an offering in the box.

Therefore, I think that my English will get better. (Really??? HaHaHaHa)



 Then, I went to the "Oka Naosaburo shop" at the soy sauce brewing factory.

I bought pure soy sauce, soy sauce rice crackers and the like in the shop.




After that I saw the steam locomotive D51 and I walked back to Machida Station.


That's it.



A walk in Mitaka.

2016-05-07 21:13:59 | ウォーキング

I walked around the Shinkawa area in Mitaka on the 13th of April.
First, I visited the Katsubuchi shrine.
A warrior’s helmet of Katsuie Shibata is deified there.



Next, I went to the Maruike(Round pond) park in front of the Katsubuchi shrine.
Many tadpoles were swimming in the pond and formed a black lump.


Then, I walked in the Sengawa park.There is a statue of peace there.
It is a replica a Seibo Kitamura statue.
He created the Nagasaki Statue of Peace.
He built a personal atelier in 1953 on land borrowed from Inokashira Park.
He produced the Nagasaki Statue of Peace in the atelier.


These are good places to visit.


Cherry-blossom viewing.

2016-05-01 09:21:37 | 山歩き

I went to Mt. Takao for cherry-blossom viewing with the JRC Alpine Club on April 9.

I left my house with my wife and Mrs. S at 6:30 a.m. to gather with other group members in front of Takaosan-guchi Station at 8:00 a.m.

We climbed the Inariyama trail (Panoramic Ridge Trail).

We passed by the summit of Mt. Takao and hiked on to the cherry-blossom viewing area at the Iccho-daira plateau.

It was a fine day, and the cherry blossoms were in full bloom.

The JRC members cooked a lot of food.

We had Tonjiru, Yakisoba, Niratama, Baked Vienna sausages etc.

We stayed at the plateau for about two hours.

The three of us came back home by a different route from the others.

We had a great day.








Lake Sagami.




That's it.







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