Suminoe Osaka

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Suminoe, Sumi no E 住之江 - 住の江 Osaka

also written 住吉(すみのえ)(Sumiyoshi)

Suminoe ku 住之江区 district in Osaka
In the South-west of Osaka city. It encompasses half of the Osaka Bay area.

Suminoe Park 住之江公園 in Osaka

Sumiyoshi Takadoro
The first lighthouse in Japan; it is said to have been constructed in the Kamakura period, however this remains unclear.

Basho Haiku Monument
Basho Matsuo visited Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine on the night of September 12, 1694 for the Sumiyoshi "Takara no Ichi" Shinto ritual. Inspired by a stall in front of the shrine selling sake by the "masu" (a traditional unit of measurement), he composed a haiku; the monument bears an inscription of his haiku.

Arare Matsubara
This area was all coastline until the middle of the Edo period and was known for its sparkling white sands and deep green pines. Arare ("hail") was so named because the wind in the pines sounded like hail. This was so distinctive as to be recorded in the ancient tanka poem collection Manyoshu; however, with the construction works being carried out on the Yamato River and the development of new rice fields, the coastline gradually receded and the view changed completely.

Takasago Shrine
This shrine was created in 1737 by Jinbei Kagaya upon the land reclamation for new rice fields in Kitajima.

Takasaki Shrine
Jinbei Kagaya initially installed his native guardian god of water at the mouth of the Yamato River in 1755, and it was relocated to its current position in 1837, at the same time as two more deities, the sun goddess and Hitomaro Kakinomoto.

Kagaya new rice markets and Kagaya Park
Jinbei Kagaya created new rice fields here in 1745. More and more land was reclaimed as the project spread further and further north.

Kagaya Tenmangu Shrine
The deity enshrined here is Michizane Sugawara. Rihei Shibatani of Tengachaya, Tennoji Village and other residents of the area established the shrine for protection when developing land for new rice fields.

Osaka Gogoku Shrine
Established in May 1940 and dedicated to Emperor Nintoku and all soldiers from Osaka who died in battle from the Meiji era onward.

Monument to Traditional Pointed-Bow Boats
Pointed-bow boats were one prominent form of boats used on Osaka's waterways during the Edo period; they were predominantly used as couriers, carting freight and other goods.

More Details are here
source : www.city.osaka.lg.jp

. Shrine Sumiyoshi Taisha 住吉大社 .
and more related kigo :

takara no ichi 宝の市 "treasure market"
masu ichi 枡市(ますいち)masu measure cups market


Arare no Matsubara 霰松原〔あられまつばら)

あられ打つ霰松原 住吉(すみのえ)の

Arare utsu Arare matsubara Suminoe no
Otohi otome to Miredo akanu kamo

hailstones are falling
on the pine grove
of the beach at Suminoe -
at the side of the maiden Otohi
I wish I could watch it for ever

長皇子御歌 Prince Naga

source : bittercup.web.



Sumi no e no Kishi ni yoru nami Yoru sae ya
Yume no kayoi ji Hito me yoku ran

The waves are gathered
On the shore of Sumi Bay,
And in the gathered night,
When in dreams I go to you,
I hide from people's eyes.

18 - Fujiwara no Toshiyuki 藤原敏行朝臣

Die Wellen ziehen stetig
in die Bucht von Sumi,
doch selbst nachts, im Traum,
fürchte ich, mein Weg zu dir
würd’ von den Menschen erspäht.

source : Günter Müller - www.zacke.at

. Ogura Hyakunin Isshu Poems 小倉百人一首 .


sumi no e no sumi no ameya no shigeri kana

a candy stand in a nook
of Suminoe ...
thick summer grasses

Kobayashi Issa

Issa puns with two meanings of sumi:
the first word in the place name Suminoe and
sumi as "corner" or "nook."

source : David Lanoue


. Ogura Hyakunin Isshu Poems 小倉百人一首 .

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



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