The next Sunday, I finished my breakfast early and was standing under the Great Gate of Kumano Hongu (the largest gate in Japan) at 9:00 am. From there, you can visit the main shrine and
We decided to walk the Kumano Kodo, which is about 8 km round trip. I just walk silently through the dense cedar forest. All I can hear is birds and insects.
It was two and a half hours of forgetting the hustle and bustle of the city and playing in the nature like an ancient man.
We had lunch at a neat diner in front of the main shrine and came to a crossroads. On the way, we stopped at the Totsukawa High School, which was said to have had a Bunbu-kan, but there was already no Bunbu-kan, and it was the only place where we were able to go.
There was a splendid monument of Ryuzo Nakanuma next to the high school ground. Towards the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, a young and energetic Totsukawa samurai made the case for the reverence of the emperor and the expulsion of the foreigners.
It was written that he had risen to his feet in the spirit of the emperor, but the Oki Disturbance (in the first year of the Meiji era, the Oki county head of the Matsue clan was expelled and an autonomous government was imposed. (Oki Restoration through Bloodless Revolution)
I was once again reminded of the greatness of Ryuzo Nakanuma, who also became the background of the thought of “I’m going to do this.
As we drove after Totsukawa High School for a while, we saw a sign for 12 km from Tamaki Mountain. Tamaki in 12 km, then I made a U-turn and went to Tamaki.
However, this was very difficult. It took us 30 minutes to reach the parking lot on the steep S-curve, but we still had 30 minutes to reach Tamaki Shrine on foot. However.
The Tamaki Shrine, built on the 1,000-meter-high Mt. Tamaki, was a fantastic view surrounded by spirituality. It was a hard detour that took two hours for a round trip, but
Two hours could have added about a year to your life…
It was nearly 20 o’clock when we came home, and it was the first time in more than 20 years that we had enjoyed our trip together.