Friday, December 21, 2012

A CASTLE SITE TOUR

We went to see castle sites in North East Japan.  It is interesting things for an castle fancier to see castle sites.

 東北地方に城跡を見に行って来ました。

Kitakamigawa River. The snowy landscape was very beautiful.
 
北上川です。
 
 
Shiba official defence site.(Reconstruction)
This office was build to control North East area in 803AD.
 
志波城です。この古代城柵は蝦夷を支配するため坂上田村麻呂によって
803年に建てられました。
 
 
Inside of this ancient official defence site.
 
志波城の内部です。 当時は多賀城より北は蝦夷の土地と思われて来ました。
 
 
Morioka castle site. built in 16th century.
 
盛岡城です。南部信直によって16世紀に建てられました。
 
 
One of the stone walls in Morioka castle site.
 
盛岡城の石垣です。ここには
「不来方のお城の草に寝ころびて空に吸はれし十五の心」
で有名な啄木の歌碑があります。
 
 
500 Rakan buddist statues inside of Houonji Temple.This temple is very near from Morioka castle site. This temple was built in 1362AD.
 
盛岡城の近く報恩寺の五百羅漢です。1362年南部守行が開基しました。
 
 
Kunohe-Jou Castle site. Built in 16th century.
 
九戸城跡です。豊臣勢によって1586年滅ぼされました。
 
 
A Japanese persimmon tree.
 
柿の木に実が沢山ついていました。
 
 
Usuginu castle site, built in 13th century.
 
13世紀に建てられた薄衣城跡です。
 
 
Shiratoridate ruins. Just near Kitakamigawa river. Built from 10th century to 16th century.
 
10世紀から16世紀にかけて機能した。白鳥館遺跡です。
 
 
Beautiful reflections
 
雪景色が川面に映っています。
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

42 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tour. A beautiful place indeed.

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  2. Very nice...history is very interesting and this was a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing your photos! :)

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  3. What a beautiful winter scene in Japan. I love the image of the persimmon tree coated in snow.

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  5. What a lovely scenery.

    Snow sure evokes a pure feeling.

    And cold too. ;)

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    1. Dear lina.
      Thank you. Yes I think so too.

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  6. Fabulous snowy shots! The scenery is gorgeous!

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  7. こんにちは。雪景色とってもきれいです。特に青い空と白い雪のコントラストが素敵。
    でもやっぱり寒いんでしょうね~。

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    1. Merry Witch 様
       こんばんは。ありがとうございます。12月は雪はほとんど降らないと言われていましたが、一面の雪景色でした。
       風が弱い時は、そんなに寒さは気になりませんでした。

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  8. The snow photos are SO beautiful! That third photo is PERFECT!

    PS: What was the temperature? Brrr.

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    1. Dear Rurousha.
      Thank you. The temparature was 2~3° in daytime. We felt very cold when strong winds blew.

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  10. thanx for linking up to *ein stück himmel* :)

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    1. Dear Tina.
      Thank you. I feel happy for sharing with your meme.

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  11. Minoru, these are such beautiful photographs!
    That bridge is amazing, especially with the snow.

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    1. Dear Lisa.
      Thank you. I feel you like my photo. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Wow ! What a beautiful set of pictures... Winter time is pretty in your area : thanks for sharing all that with us.

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    1. Dear Tsuki.
      Thank you. People will have a white Christmas in northen area in Japan.

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  13. 雪景色が綺麗ですね。1枚目の北上川の写真は川と雪のコントラストが素晴らしい写真だと思います。九戸城跡、薄衣城跡、白鳥館遺跡も雪景色でしたね。柿と雪の写真はどこかに出展されたらどうでしょう。とても印象に残る1枚でした。

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    1. 弘世旅空様
       こんばんは。今回から、新しいハンドルネームですね。お褒めいただきありがとうございます。
       旅をしながら美しい景色を探しています。思いがけず大雪の中を歩きました。思い出に残る旅でした。

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  16. Thanks for the wonderful tour! The captures are so beautiful and all the snow makes me feel cold!!
    Have a nice day Minoru :)

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  17. Awesome pictures!!
    What an interesting and beautiful world.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Gisela

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  18. Nice post for the theme!
    Merry X-mas to you!

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  19. What a beautiful snowy series!

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  20. The snow is very beautiful and so are the reflections!

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  21. What a beautiful winter scene in Japan... Really amazing photos Minoru...Lovely scenery...

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