The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō Ōiso-juku (大磯宿) Hiroshige

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The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō
Ōiso-juku (大磯宿, Ōiso-juku)

Les Cinquante-trois Stations du Tōkaidō -The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō-8e station- (Ōiso-juku)

We’ve walked 2.9 km from the Hiratsuka station, and today we have arrived at the Oiso Station. 8th station of the Tokaido.

My apologies. I walk very slowly. My philosophy is “slow and steady wins the race”

A view from the entrance of the Oiso station. The contrast between a shower and the sun-lit sea offshore is remarkable.

Oiso had been well known as a summertime resort in the Meiji, Taisho and Showa period, with the villas of key figures in the government and -business circles, including Hirobumi Ito (1841-1909), the first prime minister of Japan.

Here at Entaiji Temple, there is a tiger stone. It is said that Soga Juro’s (the hero of the tree greatest revenge stories) lover, Tora Gozen, became a stone out of grief over Juro’s death.

Ōiso-juku (大磯宿, Ōiso-juku) was the eighth of the fifty-three stations (shukuba) of the Tōkaidō. It is located in the present-day town of Ōiso, located in Naka District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Ōiso-juku was established in 1601, along with the other original post stations along the Tōkaidō, by Tokugawa Ieyasu. In 1604, Ieyasu planted a 3.9 km colonnade of pine and hackberry trees, to provide shade for the travelers.

Ōiso-juku (大磯宿, Ōiso-juku) était la huitième des cinquante-trois stations (shukuba) du Tōkaidō. Elle est située dans la ville de Ōiso, dans le district de Naka, préfecture de Kanagawa au Japon. Ōiso-juku fut créée en 1601 par Tokugawa Ieyasu avec les autres stations originelles le long du Tōkaidō. En 1604, Ieyasu planta une colonnade de pins et de micocouliers longue de 3,9 km afin de fournir de l’ombre aux voyageurs.

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