2016年05月02日

'Tsuyuno Tenjinsha' shrine in Sonezaki, Osaka City, is also known as 'Ohatsu Tenjin', since a lovers' suicide featuring a harlot named 'Ohatsu' was committed here in 1703.

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Having to do with a double suicide committed here, a well-known playwright 'Chikamatsu Monzaemon' published 'Sonezaki Shinju', lovers' suicide in Sonezaki, in 1703 soon after this case. Ohatsu Tenjin, standing in the midst of the hustle and bustle area of 'Kita' in Osaka, is not a large shrine though, this used to be much larger and was surrounded by gloomy woods. After the Second World War, this shrine sold its grounds a little at a time to raise money for the restoration of the damaged main building by the air strike during the war. The marks of the strafing from the US fighters can be found at the lower part of the two stone posts on both sides of the picture, in the center of which is the restored main building.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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posted by masahisa at 08:05 | Osaka | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする