Naramaru the First was a Rokyoku performer in the Meiji period. Rokyoku is a genre of traditional Japanese narrative singing. The monument was built by Naramaru the Second and the pupils in 1928.
Flowers and Shallows Course
Spring reminds us of the cherry blossoms in Mt.Yoshino and autumn, of the scarlet maple leaves along the brook Tatsuta River.
|Monument for Naramaru the First|
|Mamako-jizo / The Well of Narihira|
Hinkiri Jizo is also said to be a stepchild Jizo, Mamako-jizo in the work of the Prince of the law. Once upon a time, a stepchild was bullied by his mother. The stepchild became a intently because it was said, "Please eat the Jizo rice", and the Jizo was opened the mouth and the rice was eaten because it was told, ' it is made to eat to you if it eats the rice of the ground of the 500 well '. It is said that the stepmother who knew this also enlightened, and loved the stepchild as well as the child of the real thereafter.
|The streets of Tatsuta|
The Tatsuta extending from the Tatsuta bridge of Route 25, through Neko-Zaka slope, to the Ikaruga Town Office had prospered as key junctions of trade between Nara and Osaka and Ise. A number of merchant’s houses and roadhouses stand side by side along the street. You can see many medium two-story housings with gable roofs.
The Nara prefectural urban park extends 2 kilometers north-to-south along the Tatsuta River. You can enjoy the changing seasons, cherry blossoms in spring, fresh greenery in summer and autumnal leaves in fall. Its beautiful autumn leaves are praised in the two poetry collections, the Kokin Shu (A Collection of Ancient and Modern Poetry) and the Goshu Wakashu (A Collection of Gleanings of Japanese Poems). This park is a place of relaxation for the townspeople.
|The Ruins of Tatsuta Castle|
After the Sekigahara battle, Katagiri Katsumoto (1556–1615) who won a name as one of the 7 spears in the Shizugatae battle entered this area and built the Tatsuta Castle in 1601. It is estimated that the castle area is all around the east side of Tatsuta River, which was on a large scale surrounded by moats.
|Jinnan storage of important properties|
Kichdenji Temple was originally built by Emperor Tenji and was rebuilt by the priest Eshin in 987. Its principal image of worship is Amitaba Buddha seated statue which has one thousand Buddhas on its halo. It is also called Pokkuri-dera temple. “Pokkuri” means “peaceful death” or “easeful death” without a long illness. A beautiful two-story pagoda of a rare type stands on the temple grounds. It is a National Important Cultural Property.
The“Three Pagodas”refer to the five-story pagoda of Horyuji Temple and the three-story pag
According to the Nihon Shoki,in 593, Prince Shotoku became regent.Later,in 605, Prince Shotoku
While walking around Ikaruga district, you can discover not a few sites and buildings related
On this course, one can appreciate the history of Ikaruga's Tumulus Period. While walking
Ikaruga district extends between the Yata Hills in the north and the Yamato River in the south