2009/08/23

Zenringai Hirosaki

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Zenringai Temple Area in Hirosaki
禅林街
/ 禅林三十三ヶ寺



This is a park-like area, where 33 Zen-temples are located in the town of Hirosaki. They are supposed to protect the castle of Hirosaki, which is famous for its late cherry blossoms.

This historic area, the former "Nakamachi", was the living quaters of the samurai of the Tsugaru clan. There are still many traditional buildings left.
You can enter through the Black Gate, Kuromon 黒門 or the Red Gate, Akamon 赤門.
Walk along uwatera doori 上寺通り(うわでら)or shitadera doori 下寺(したでら)通り.
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The historic site of historic site of temple Choshoji (Chooshoo-ji) 長勝寺 is included.
This temple was the official temple of the Tsugaru domain.
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Hirosaki Castel in spring 弘前城の桜
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禅林に石の声聞き達磨の忌
zenrin ni ishi no koe kiki Daruma ki

at the Zenrin park
I listen to the voice of stones -
Daruma memorial day


Moriwaki Teiko 森脇貞子
Tr. Gabi Greve


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Hirosaki Daruma 弘前だるま


. Ringo Daruma as an apple 林檎達磨



. Folk Toys from Aomori


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. Daruma Memorial Day 達磨忌  


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2 comments:

sakuo said...

朧げだった弘前の禅林寺の事を教えて頂き有難うございました。
有名な弘前の桜もこの場所に結びつきました。
いつもガビさん貴重なお話を有難うございます。

sakuo

Gabi Greve said...

Thank you, Sakuo san。来年の春生きたいものですね。。。
ガビ