Image search results - "shigabesthist"
016-IMG_8166.jpg
Front view of Anegawa River Battle Memorial where Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu defeated Azai Nagamasa and the Asakura clan on Aug. 9 1570.
028-IMG_1293.jpg
Statue of Ishida Mitsunari at his former residence in Nagahama.
030-IMG_8211.jpg
Anegawa River ran red with the blood of fallen warriors in Aug. 1570.
037-IMG_8209.jpg
On the other side of this Anegawa River were Oda Nobunaga's forces.
051-IMG_2788.jpg
Wada Tumuli is the group of nine small tumuli in Ritto. 和田古墳群 MAP
052-IMG_2858.jpg
Tumulus No. 5 with a reconstructed chamber made of stone in Ritto.
058-IMG_2829.jpg
The tumuli in Ritto are estimated to have been built during the 6th to 7th centuries.
10-IMG_3499.jpg
Kusatsu-juku Honjin. the Honjin was the town's most luxurious accommodation catering to society's elite like daimyo warlords, Imperial family members including the emperor, and other dignitaries. National Historic SiteAt stage towns along the major roads like the Nakasendo and Tokaido, the Honjin was the town's most luxurious accommodation catering to society's elite like daimyo warlords, Imperial family members including the emperor, and other dignitaries. It operated during 1635 to 1870. The Honjin is now a museum.

This Honjin in Kusatsu is a very impressive example of traditional architecture. It is designated as a National Historical Place. It underwent a complete renovation and reconstruction during 1989 to 1995. (In case you wonder why such an old building looks so new.) Admission 200 yen. 10-min. walk from Kusatsu Station.
103_5035.jpg
Water intake for Lake Biwa Canal No. 2. The canal is covered. The water supply for Kyoto and Osaka.
104a_0497.jpg
Biwako Sosui. The city of Otsu is thinking about resurrecting a tourist boat service on this canal. MAP
104e_20090409_8444.jpg
Lake Biwa Canal (Biwako Sosui) and cherry blossoms. This is one of two canals which supply water from Lake Biwa to Kyoto. National Historic Site
104k_20090409_8713.jpg
No. 1 Tunnel entrance. The first and longest tunnel under a mountain. The entrance is very artistic.
19-IMG_3438.jpg
Jodan no Ma - Kusatsu-juku Honjin. The Gyokuza raised tatami mats was where the lord or Emperor slept or sat. 上段の間Reserved for daimyo warlords, emperors, etc.
29-IMG_2332.jpg
Site of Hachiman-yama Castle in Omi-Hachiman.
a011-IMG_6635.jpg
View of Mt. Mikami from across Lake Biwa
a156-IMG_2188.jpg
At Ishiyama-dera, inside Room of Genji is a lifesize doll of Lady Murasaki Shikibu who wrote Tale of Genji, one of Japan's most famous novels.
a157-20090409_8309.jpg
Lady Murasaki supposedly wrote the novel in this room at Ishiyama-dera in Otsu.
ch160-20090410_8999.jpg
Stone foundation of original Nagahama castle tower. It is just slightly behind the current castle building is this small hill with stone walls.
ci430-IMG_1296.jpg
Chikubushima is Lake Biwa's most famous, historic, and sacred island. National Historic Site MAP
ci432-IMG_1305a.jpg
Chikubushima is home to Hogonji Temple first built in 724 as ordered by the Emperor to worship the Goddess Benzaiten. It belongs to the Shingon Buddhist Sect (Buzan School) and it is the 30th temple in the 33-Temple Pilgrimage of Saigoku. 宝厳寺
ci434-IMG_1325.jpg
Whenever you see a torii gate, it indicates the grounds of Tsukubusuma Shrine. The shrine is actually integrated with Hogonji temple.
ci522-IMG_1486.jpg
Karamon Gate 唐門 (National Treasure). Entrance to the Kannondo Temple. Said to have come from Toyotomi Hideyoshi's original mausoleum in Kyoto. From the Momoyama Period. Chikubushima, Nagahama, Shiga.This could also have been the gate to the Gokuraku Bridge at Hideyoshi's Osaka Castle in the early 17th century.
do102-20091010_5078.jpg
Dotaku Museum in Yasu, Shiga Prefecture. Opened in Nov. 1988, the museum is near the site where Japan's largest bronze bell was unearthed. It has bronze bell exhibits and research facilities. Open 9 am to 5 pm (closed Mon.). Admission 400 yen.
do103-20091010_4981.jpg
On Aug. 20, 1881, two young lads were playing on Mt. Oiwa when they stumbled across three dotaku partially exposed in the ground. The next day, eleven more dotaku were discovered in the same area.
do110-20091010_4986.jpg
The dotaku were nestled inside each other. These bells are dated from around 100 BC to 300 AD. The bells were not really used as bells. They were more for decorative and religious purposes.
do113-20091010_5070.jpg
Monument marking the site where the dotaku were found. It's frustrating that none of the original dotaku discovered in Yasu are in Yasu. Another case of bungling and ineptness by local officials. Even one original dotaku would make the museum busier.
do116-20091010_5020.jpg
Adjacent to the Dotaku Museum is a replica of a Yayoi Period village. Yayoi Period (500 BC to 300 AD) is noted as when rice growing started in Japan.
gi029-IMG_5390.jpg
Basho Matsuo's grave at Gichuji temple, Otsu. 芭蕉の墓
gi030-IMG_5389.jpg
Basho Matsuo's grave at Gichuji temple, Otsu. 芭蕉の墓
ht082-20090413_1272.jpg
Hiyoshi Taisha's Nishi Hongu Honden Hall, a National Treasure. It is only one of three buildings in Japan which represent the Hie-zukuri (日吉造り) architectural style. Higashi Hongu and Usagu and the two other shrines in this style.西本宮 
ht106-20090413_1238.jpg
Hiyoshi Taisha's Sanno Torii rear view.
ht115-20090413_1474.jpg
Hiyoshi Taisha's Higashi Hongu Shrine Honden, a National Treasure. This shrine worships the mountain god (Oyamakui-no-kami) of Mt. Hiei. Built in 1595. 東本宮 本殿 国宝
hy280-IMG_1246.jpg
Located in Higashi-Omi and established by Shotoku Taishi in 609, Hyakusaiji temple is Shiga Prefecture's oldest temple and one of Japan's oldest. It belongs to the Tendai Buddhist Sect. MapThe temple's terraced slope had many temple residences for hundreds of monks training here. National Historic Site
hy310c-IMG_1103.jpg
Autumn leaves. In its heyday, Hyakusaiji was home to 1,300 priests, before the temple was burned by Oda Nobunaga.
hy322f-IMG_1203.jpg
Hyakusaiji's Niomon Gate with giant straw sandals
hy333-20161124_8848.jpg
Hyakusaiji's Main temple hall (hondo). Important Cultural Property.
IMG_5471.jpg
To Mt. Azuchi where Azuchi Castle once stood in Omi-Hachiman. If you don't have a car, rent a bicycle at Azuchi Station (or ride a taxi). The castle site is not very far from Azuchi Station by bicycle.
IMG_5488.jpg
A lot of impressive stone work remains of Azuchi Castle.
IMG_5536.jpg
Site of Hashiba Hideyoshi's quarters at Azuchi Castle.
IMG_5641.jpg
Azuchi Castle tower foundation stones still remain.
jIMG_5341a.jpg
Azuchi Castle tower replica at House of Nobunaga. Very ornate and beautiful. both outside and inside.
jIMG_5349.jpg
This Azuchi Castle tower replica was displayed in the Japan Pavilion at the Seville Expo '92 in Spain before it was moved here.
jIMG_5374.jpg
The unique hexagonal base of the upper section of the Azuchi Castle donjon.
ka439-IMG_2701.jpg
Kitabatake Tomoyuki-kyo Grave 北畠具行卿墓
ka440-IMG_2705.jpg
Kitabatake Tomoyuki-kyo Grave. Kitabatake Tomoyuki (1290-1332) was a high-ranking Imperial Court official during the late Kamakura Period. National Historic Site 北畠具行卿墓
ki365-20110413_7354.jpg
Graves of the Tadotsu Clan (多度津藩), a branch of the Kyogoku who ruled in Marugame. From left to right, Kyogoku Takateru (高琢), Takakata (高賢), Takabumi (高文), Takayoshi (高慶), and Takamichi (高通). National Historic Site
ki370-20110413_7343.jpg
Kyogoku Takatsugu's grave.
ki378-20110413_7265.jpg
There are steps to go up the hill where there are more Kyogoku graves. These are for the older Kyogoku members, starting with the founder of the Kyogoku Clan.
mj106-20090419_3672.jpg
This is the hill where the Minakuchi-Okayama Castle was originally built in 1585 by Nakamura Kazuuji 中村一氏, a vassal of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. It fell into ruin after the Battle of Sekigahara where the castle lord lost.
na035-20080825_9231.jpg
Nakae Toju's gravestone (left) in Adogawa, Takashima. 藤樹先生墓所
ni010-20080531_5190.jpg
Koka Ninja House (Koka-ryu Ninjutsu Yashiki) is the former residence of Mochizuki Izumonokami, the leading Koga ninja family of the 53 Koka ninja families. 望月出雲守 MAPThe house is in its original location in the Koka area of Shiga Prefecture.
ni011-20080531_5063.jpg
The Ninja House, built in 1703, is owned and maintained by a local medicine company having ninja roots. Many Koka ninja were makers of medicine as a front for their clandestine activities. This background also made them expert at making gunpowder.Not a National Historic Site, but it should be.
ni038-20080531_5113.jpg
Real ninja shuriken throwing star knives on display. Made of steel, they come in many different shapes.
nk010-20080825_9206.jpg
Toju Shoin Study (drawing room) where Toju lived and taught. Reconstruction of the original building which burned down. 藤樹書院
nk011-20080825_9220.jpg
Toju Shoin Study (drawing room). 藤樹書院
nk012-20080825_9208.jpg
Inside Toju Shoin Study (drawing room). 藤樹書院
od216-20110506_0039.jpg
Map of Mt. Odani and Odani Castle (National Historic Site). There is a series of castle keeps (maru) along the mountain ridge. Odani Castle was thus a yamajiro or mountain castle.
od284-20110506_0209.jpg
O-hiroma is Odani Castle's largest bailey. The site of a large hall where Azai Nagamasa and Ichi held their wedding. See the illustration. On the far end is the Honmaru.
od333-20110506_0156.jpg
What's left of the large stone wall. It was 5 meters tall and the largest stone wall at Odani Castle, even larger than the Honmaru's stone wall.
om204-20131103-8570.jpg
Along the way from Omi Jingu-mae Station to Omi Jingu Shrine, there are two sites of the old Omi-Otsu Palace built when Japan's capital was located here in 667. 近江大津宮錦織遺跡 MAP
om205-20131103-8572.jpg
National Historic Site of Omi-Otsu Palace building in Nishikori. Thirteen large pillar holes of a long building was first discovered here in 1974. Otsu was Japan's capital for only 5 years from 667. 近江大津宮
om209-20131103-8575.jpg
Near the first Otsu Palace site is this second site of the Otsu Palace's main building when Otsu was Japan's capital for 5 years from 667. Now an open space. 近江大津宮錦織遺跡
om210-20131103-8578.jpg
Second site of the Otsu Palace at Nishikori. MAP
om211-20131103-8576.jpg
Second site of the Otsu Palace at Nishikori is a National Historic Site called Omi-Otsu-no-Miya Nishikori Iseki.
om216-20131103-8588.jpg
Omi Jingu Shrine's Rōmon Gate (楼門)
sg119-20090924_3063.jpg
Marker for the Battle of Shizugatake and the famous "Seven Spears" which refer to Hideyoshi's top generals in the battle.
sg139-20090924_3025.jpg
Samurai statue on Mt. Shizugatake
sk220-20090414_2214.jpg
Saikyoji is noted for the grave of Akechi Mitsuhide, the lord of Sakamoto Castle and temple patron who helped to reconstruct the temple.
sk283-IMG_7083.jpg
Grounds of Sakamoto Castle site on the lake shore.
sk284-IMG_7084.jpg
Statue of Akechi Mitsuhide at Sakamoto Castle site.
so141-20090329_4631.jpg
About Tarumi Tongu. (垂水頓宮) Tongu means temporary palace. There were five of them for the Saio princess between Kyoto and the Saiku palace in Ise.
so142-20090329_4638.jpg
Only the location of the Tarumi Tongu in Tsuchiyama is known today. The exact locations of the other Tongu palaces are unknown, but two others were in Shiga, called the Seta (勢多) and Kafuka (鹿深) Tongu.
so143-20090329_4629.jpg
National Historic Site of Tarumi Tongu. From 886 to 1264 (378 years), a total of 31 Saio princesses lodged at Tarumi Tongu. 垂水頓宮
so144-20090329_4498.jpg
Entrance to Tarumi Tongu. The five Tongu palaces were built anew for each Saio procession and then dismantled after the procession was completed. Therefore, there is no remains of the palaces, making it difficult to pinpoint the exact location.
sp022-20081013_1857.jpg
Shigaraki-no-miya Palace ruins. National Historic Site MAP
sp023-20081013_1858.jpg
Kyoto-based Emperor Shomu first built a Detached Palace in Shigaraki in 742. This became the the Shigaraki-no-miya Palace.
sp027-20081013_1868.jpg
     
77 files on 1 page(s)