Tago no Ura Bay

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Tago no Ura 田子の浦 Tagonoura Bay

On the coast of Suruga Bay, Shizuoka.
駿河湾 静岡県

Tago no Ura was formerly famous for its white strand, wisteria and view of Mt Fuji.

It was visited (at least in the imagination) by poets following in the footsteps of Yamabe no Akahito, the Nara period court poet whose famous poem in the Man'yoshu anthology depicts the mountain, seen from Tago Bay, under a flurry of snow.
source : some-landscapes.blogspot.j

. The 53 stations of the Tokaido Road .


Yamabe no Akahito 山部 赤人 or 山邊 赤人
a poet of the Nara period in Japan.
The Man'yōshū, an ancient anthology, contains 13 choka ('long poems') and 37 tanka ('short poems') of his. Many of his poems were composed during journeys with Emperor Shōmu between 724 and 736. Yamabe is regarded as one of the kami of poetry, and is called Waka Nisei along with Kakinomoto no Hitomaro.
He is noted as one of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals.
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Tago no Ura ni Uchi idete mireba Shirotae no
Fuji no takane ni Yuki wa furi tsutsu

When I take the path
To Tago's coast, I see
Perfect whiteness laid
On Mount Fuji's lofty peak
By the drift of falling snow.

4 - Yamabe no Akahito 山辺赤人

. Ogura Hyakunin Isshu Poems 小倉百人一首 .


kesa chirishi Kaii no ochiba ya Tago no Ura

this morning they fell,
the autumn leaves from Kaii province -
Tago no Ura

Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉

Stone monument at the temple Fukugon-Ji 福厳寺 in Shimizu town, Shizuoka.
Later it became clear that Basho did not write this haiku.

. Matsuo Basho, the Traveling Poet .
松尾芭蕉 - 旅の詩人


Stamp from Yoshiwara station,
which is the closest railway station to Tago no Ura Bay.
And there he is, Daruma san!

source : kotaro/stamp

毘沙門天大祭 Bishamonten Festival and Daruma market
. Temple Myoho-ji (Myoohoo-ji 妙法寺) .

Yoshiwara-juku (吉原宿, Yoshiwara-juku)

was the fourteenth of the fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō. It is located in the present-day city of Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

The Yoshiwara-juku Festival is held each year in October and November in Fuji, showing visitors the area's history.

Yoshiwara-juku was originally located near the present-day Yoshiwara Station, on the modern Tōkaidō Main Line railway, but after a very destructive tsunami in 1639, was rebuilt further inland, on what is now the Yodahara section of present-day Fuji.

In 1680, the area was again devastated by a large tsunami, and the post town was again relocated and moved to its current place. Although most of the route of the Tōkaidō in Sagami and Suruga Provinces was along the seashore as the name "East Sea Route" implied, at Hara-juku travelers walked away from the sea. Also, up until this point on the journey, Mount Fuji could always be seen to the right of the travelers coming from Edo.
However, as they traveled inland, they could see Mount Fuji to their left, and the view came to be called "Fuji to the Left" (左富士, Hidari Fuji).

During the Edo period, there was a long colonnade of pine trees lining the route along this point. This is depicted in the classic ukiyoe print by Ando Hiroshige (Hoeido edition) from 1831-1834 which shows a groom leading a horse with women travelers down a narrow path lined with pine trees with Mount Fuji to the left.
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Mt. Fuji seen from Tagonoura
Kawase Hasui 川瀬 巴水 (1883-1957)

. Mount Fuji 富士山, Fuji-san, or Fujiyama, .

. Kaido 日本の街道 The Ancient Roads of Japan .



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