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“Japan Heritage” Certified by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in FY2016
The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune
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35 Tomiyama Kannondo and Bonsho

35 Tomiyama Kannondo and Bonsho

Legend has it that the Kannondo hall is related to SAKANOUENO Tamuramaro (758-811 AD), the first Shogun from the Heian period. The colorful hall that stands today was repaired under the order of the first daughter of DATE Masamune, “Irohahime.” The temple bell dedicated by Irohahime also remains today right next to the hall. Tomiyama is considered to be one of the four greatest scenic overlooks of Matsushima Bay. There is a reference in the diary left by Sora, the pupil who accompanied haiku master MATSUO Basho on his journey, which talks about its scenic beauty.

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Stories : 3 Spreading of Culture After Masamune
Designated : 4 Miyagi Prefecture Tangible Cultural Property10 National Special Place of Scenic Beauty
Categories : 4 Restoration and Preservation of Poetry-associated Sites in the Michinoku Region by the Domain
Regions : 3 Matsushima Town
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Name : 35 Tomiyama Kannondo and Bonsho
Location : 95 Miura, Tetaru-aza, Matsushima Town, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi
Location/Ownership/Traditional place
Matsushima Town
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  • 1. Daigyoji Temple

    This temple was built upon the donations made by the first daughter of DATE Masamune named Princess Iroha. The 100th master priest of Zuiganji temple named Dosui Zenji also served as the founding priest of the temple. It is a prestigious temple that once had the honor of an Imperial Visit by the Emperor Meiji in 1876.

    93 Miura, Tetaru-aza, Matsushima Town

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  • 2. Four Great Views of Matsushima, Tomiyama (Beautiful view)

    It is one of the “Matsushima Shidaikan (Four Great Views of Matsushima)”, which offers a great view of the scenery of Matsushima Bay. One of the famous praises that was given to the site said, “The essence of Matsushima's beauty can be at Tomiyama”.

    Miura, Tetaru-aza, Matsushima Town

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  • 3. Four Great Views, Ogidani (Mysterious view)

    The spot is located on the highland behind Sokanzan. From the top, the inlets of Matsushima Bay resemble a floating fan, which gave Ogitani its name (literally "fan-shaped valley"). It is one of the few place where the entire view of Matsushima Bay can be observed. In autumn, the changing color the maple leaves adds interest to the view.

    Sakuragaokairi, Matsushima-aza, Matsushima Town

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“Japan Heritage” Certified by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in FY2016
The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune

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