The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune
29 Tsubo no Ishibumi
This monument became a popular poetical subject, with which master poets including Saigyo and MINAMOTONO Yoritomo composed Japanese poems about it. Upon the discovery of the Tagajo Castle Monument, this monument was considered to be the legendary “Tsubo no Ishibumi” and gathered attention of intellectuals and scholars at the time. MATSUO Basho wrote about how deeply he was moved to see this monument remaining the same as the time of its creation, compared to other poetry-inspiring subjects that change over time.