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Kurushima Jinya [1/2] the land that Mr. Kurashima who was named by the Navy ruled through the Edo period.

Kurushima Jinya [1/2] the land that Mr. Kurashima who was named by the Navy ruled through the Edo period.

Kurushima Jinya (Kurashima) is also called the Forest Jinya, the Jinya traces made in the early Edo period in the central Oita Prefecture (Bungo). It was Mr. Kurashima who was active in the Warring States Period (Kurashima Murakami), but the West Army in Sekigahara, after the war was transferred to the Bungo Mori clan 14,000 stone that does not face the sea. It was not permitted to have the castle, and the Kurushima Jinya was built in the foothills waste this here though there was a strong corner Mure Castle (one murei Jo) that the former Lords Mori Takamasa had built. It was renamed Kurushima from Kurashima in the two generations spring. After the Edo period, Mr. Kurushima ruled and welcomed the Meiji Restoration. There are only two gates and a tea house Seiho tower, but the huge stone walls and the main garden remain everywhere.

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Name: Kurushima Jinya/Mori Jinya (Wikipedia)
● Location: Kusu-Gun, Oita Prefecture ( map )
● Lord: Long-parent of Kurashima
● Castle: Keicho (1601)
-Ruins: Ishigaki, Garden Ruins, Mikado, Chaya

Date of Visit: January, 2017
Kurushima Jinya Visit- one , two .

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kurushima-jinya_01_2146Kurushima Jinya traces are divided into three main areas: the Honmaru in the foothills East where the Lord Palace was located, and the Mishima Shrine (Suehiro shrine) surrounded by high stone walls situated at the southern tip of the mountain, and Shimizu Mikado in the western part of the foothills. First of all, let’s visit the Honmaru part of the foothills East where there is a parking lot. There is a one-step high area surrounded by a low stone wall in front of the ground. This is the Honmaru of the Lord’s Palace.

kurushima-jinya_02_2005-Hyochu of old ‘ ‘ Kurushima Jinya.

kurushima-jinya_03_2004To the Honmaru of the Lord Palace. Now, it is a historical park and the lawn is paved, but the garden part of the foothills remains. The top of the right back is the corner of the Castle . The naked eye was able to see the Novoli who was standing in the well inflection ring in the front of the summit.

kurushima-jinya_04_2007Country designated historic Site old Kurushima’s garden. It seems that the Samurai Garden is designated as a historical site rather than a jinya mark. There seem to be three remaining on the site as the garden, “Lord Palace Garden”, “Seiho ou garden” in front of Chaya, and “Shimizu Mikado front Yard” on the west side.

kurushima-jinya_05_2008View of the old Kurushima garden area. Red Circle is here, and the yellow building in the center is the existing tea house “Seiho Tower”, and the left side is Shimizu Mikado although it is small and cannot read the character. A shrine is built at the southern end of the ridge following the corner of the castle, surrounded by a solid stone wall. It is a gimmick that the fortress is built in the form of “Shinto shrine” as a defense base in case of emergency, and there is a corner Mure castle ruins in former Mori Mr. If it also climb the mountain along the ridge from there.

kurushima-jinya_06_2010Let’s take a look at the garden, which was developed at the foot of the Honmaru. Ikeizumi’s Wandering Garden.

kurushima-jinya_07_2011Views The back mountain of the tree does not become a boy, and the appearance which seems to remain at that time is left. One of the Samurai gardens that still exists, the ruins of the Kitabatake Hall at the foot of the castle Kiriyamashiro of the Samurai feudal lord Kitabatake, had a splendid garden, but the surrounding trees were too lush to be in the forest.

kurushima-jinya_08_2012“The stone of the next cry of Kikufuji”. When the Mishima Shrine large renovation, the following is the episode that the slow of the head of the human husband was made to carry this megaliths from the back of the forest, and it was chagrined crying beneficiary stepping without progressing with the boulder of the remainder. The legend of the Mishima shrine on the Yamagami remains.

kurushima-jinya_09_2013There is a route from here to the corner of the Yamagami Castle (one murei Jo ). Aim at the Suhiro shrine on the ridge and the “Nagasaka” that continues there.

kurushima-jinya_10_2016There is a statue of the Lord who seems to have carved out boulders in the garden interior. There is neither a name nor an explanation board, and it was imagined that the first Lord Kurashima was a parent because there was a crest of Mr. Kurushima, “three letters which shrink to Orijiki”.

kurushima-jinya_11_2017Three letters, engraved on the back, shrink to the Kurushima crest Orijiki. The “three” in the center is a little wavy to represent the wave. The original “Three letters on the fold” is famous as the crest of Iyo Kono.

kurushima-jinya_12_2019View of the Lord Mansion Garden.

kurushima-jinya_13_2020Then, climb up the slope and aim at the Nagasaka.

kurushima-jinya_14_2023A long stone wall was seen in the back of the slope. It is beautifully maintained.

kurushima-jinya_15_2025To Nagasaka. It is a long stone paved slope, hardened by stone walls. A low stone wall remains on the right side. It is a samurai residence mark such as the old house. The top of the mountain in the back is the ruins of Kakumure Castle .

kurushima-jinya_16_2028Nagasaka. Woah. At that time, were the walls of the earth and the wall blindfolded? Because I could not see the traces of the soil wall, I wonder if there was nothing from that time.

kurushima-jinya_17_2029A huge masonry well built at the bottom of the valley between the Nagasaka and the slopes. It is a pond rather than a well. Filled water now, too.

kurushima-jinya_18_2031Let’s go up the Nagasaka. When the eyes are done to the back, the slope of the Ishigaki building continues to the mountain, and a tune circle which is hardened the circumference is seen on the stone wall on.

kurushima-jinya_19_2033It came up about half. Because it is a feeling to go up the slope slowly, it does not feel as much as altitude.

kurushima-jinya_20_2036In the place where the slope curves, there might have been a place like the Banso before, and the base mark of a low stone product remains.

kurushima-jinya_21_2039Crooked destination. If you look closely, the upper end of the stone wall is built to go out a little. It is the making of the warrior returning seen in person Yoshishiro etc. To prevent enemy soldiers coming up from the valley?

kurushima-jinya_22_2040Recalled. It has gone up considerably. The stone wall is built so that it hover well on the slope of irregularity.

kurushima-jinya_23_2041Climb the cobblestone slope. The building seen above is related to the shrine.

kurushima-jinya_24_2042A stone wall that is piled up just a little in front of the old-fashioned stone wall of a makeshift pile. The angle and the atmosphere of the stone wall are different with later.

kurushima-jinya_25_2043And the stone steps to climb up along that old stone wall. It becomes the route which goes out to the back side of the shrine when going up here. Moreover, it seems to go up along the ridge as it is from the back of the shrine to the corner Mure Castle ruins.

kurushima-jinya_26_2049Corners of a shallow stone wall at an angle. A huge boulder is being put on.

kurushima-jinya_27_2052I climbed up the slope. A red building is seen in the back of the stone wall on the left. This is the tea House Seiho Tower which was built in Edo period. The first floor is built on the other side of the stone wall, and it is a shape to get on to the stone wall that it sees. It is not a suspension like Kiyomizu-dera temple because there is the first floor neatly.

kurushima-jinya_28_2053Let’s go down to the stone wall to see the first floor.

kurushima-jinya_29_2056Ishigaki. Since the Seiho tower was built in the middle of Edo, the stone walls are different from what we have seen before, and we can see that the angle is steep and the processing degree of the stone is high. It is a Lespedeza method of batting.

kurushima-jinya_30_2060Chaya Seiho Lou. It is an unusual style as the second floor is lifted a little between the first floor and the second floor.

kurushima-jinya_31_2062Seiho-Lou Description board. It is completed in the second half of the Edo period (1821). Because it is located at the tip of the southern Ridge, the view from the second floor is likely to be impressive, but the inside is private.

kurushima-jinya_32_2057In front of the Seiho Tower, the edge of the ridge is a garden with boulders.

kurushima-jinya_33_2059Seiho-ro Tea Garden sketch explanation board. Some of the stones were built and a hole was drilled in the center.

kurushima-jinya_34_2061sAfter one step from the Seiho tower, Suehiro Shrine enshrined to the back of the old stone Torii.

kurushima-jinya_35_2063To Suehiro shrine precincts.

kurushima-jinya_36_2064Suhiro Shrine Guide. It is said that when Mr. Kurushima is transferred and the Forest clan is established Bungo, it has been kanjin from Ehime prefecture as a guardian deity of the clan. The current figure was in Yatsushiro. At that time, it was called Mishima-Miya, and renamed the Suhiro Shrine to the local Myonomiya and enshrinement in the Meiji era.

kurushima-jinya_37_2068The Komainu of an ATA barking toward the heavens.

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Date of Visit: January, 2017
Photographic equipment: FUJIFILM X-T10 + XF14mm
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