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Tenri City, Nara
“Þ—ÇŒ§“V—Žs
Yama-no-Be-no-Michi (ŽR‚Ì•Ó‚Ì“¹) Part I
Table of Contents

  JR & Kintetsu Tenri Station (JR‹ß“S“V—‰w;“V—‘‡‰w)
  The Headquarters of Tenri-kyo (“V—‹³‹³˜ð–{•”)
  Isonokami-jingu Shrine (Îã_‹{)
  Yatsugi-jinjya Shrine (–é“sŠò_ŽÐ)
  Higashi-Norikura Mound (“ŒæˆÆŒÃ•­)
  Gosha-jinjya Shrine (ŒÜŽÐ_ŽÐ)
  The Portable Shrine Stop of O-Yamato-jinjya Shrine (‘å˜a_ŽÐŒä—·Š)
  Kamanokuchi-san Chogaku-ji Temple (Š˜‚ÌŒûŽR’·ŠxŽ›)
  JR Yanagimoto Station (JR–ö–{‰w)
  Kurozuka Mound (•’ˌÕ­)
  10th Emperor Sujin Mausoleum (’_“Vc—Ë)
  
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Tenri City, Nara
2011 - 2012

  Tenri (“V—Žs) is a city located in Nara, Japan.  Tenri is the only city in Japan to be named after a religious group, the new religious movement Tenri-kyo (“V—‹³) which has its headquarters in the city and believes it to be one among other energy centers of the world.  Tenri-kyo had recommended the name Yamabe (ŽR•Ó[Žs]), which is the district that the religion's headquarters were located in prior to the 1954 merger.  Nevertheless Tenri was chosen instead.  The Isonokami-jingu Shrine (Îã_‹{) or Isonokami-Futsu-no-mitama-jinja Shrine (Îã•z“sŒä°_ŽÐ), a Shinto shrine of religious, historical and artistic significance, stands in Tenri.
  As of April 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 67,801 and the density of 785 persons per sq. km.  The total area is 86.37 sq. km.  The city was founded on April 1, 1954.  It is sister city of La Serena, Chile, since 1966.  (Quoted from the site of "Wikipedia")
  
  
  Yamanobe-no-Michi (ŽR‚Ì•Ó‚Ì“¹) is one of the ancient roads of Yamato (‘å˜a‚̌Ñ㓹˜H) which runs between the foot of Miwa Hill (ŽO—ÖŽR, 467.1m) in the southeastern part of the Nara Bashin (“Þ—Ç–~’n) and the foot of Kasuga Hill (t“úŽR; Hana-yama [‰ÔŽR] 497m or Mikasa-yama [ŽOŠ}ŽR]) in the northeastern part.  It is about 16 km long.  Originally the road was probably from Nara City to Miwa (ŽO—Ö) [now Sakurai City] through Isonokami (Îã) and Furu (•z—¯) [now both in Tenri City].  This road is often mentioned both in Kojiki (wŒÃŽ–‹Lx; the Records of Ancient Matters) and Nihon-shoki (w“ú–{‘‹Ix; the Chronicles of Japan).
  
  

Go to the Yamanobe-no-Michi Part II in the Sakurai City page.

  

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JR & Kintetsu Tenri Station
     JR & Kintetsu Tenri Station (JR‹ß“S“V—‰w;“V—‘‡‰w) is located at 816 Kawarajo-cho, Tenri City (“V—ŽsìŒ´é’¬816).
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(Friday 16 March) JR & Kintetsu Tenri Station (JR‹ß“S“V—‰w), 816 Kawarajo-cho, Tenri City
  
     
The Headquarters of Tenri-kyo
     The Headquarters of Tenri-kyo (“V—‹³‹³˜ð–{•”), 271 Michima-cho, Tenri City (“V—ŽsŽO“‡’¬271).
  Tenri-kyo (“V—‹³), also translated as Tenriism in the West, is a monotheistic religion originating in revelations to a 19th-century Japanese woman named Miki Nakayama (’†ŽR‚Ý‚«), known as Oyasama (‹³‘c) by followers.  Followers of Tenri-kyo believe that God, known by several names including Tenri-O-no-Mikoto (“V—‰¤–½), expressed divine will through Nakayama's role as the Shrine of God, and to a lesser extent the roles of the Honseki (–{È) Iburi Izo (”э~ˆÉ‘ ) and other leaders.  Tenrikyo's worldly aim is to teach and promote the Joyous Life, which is cultivated through acts of charity and mindfulness called hinokishin (“ú‚ÌŠñi).  
  The primary operations of Tenri-kyo today include 16,833 locally managed churches in Japan, the Jiba (‚À‚Î) in Tenri City, the oyasato-yakata (e—¢ŠÙ), and many other community-focused organisations.  It has 1.75 million followers in Japan, and is estimated to have over 2 million worldwide.  Tenri-kyo is classified as shinshu-kyo (V@‹³; the new religious movement) in popular literature because it was founded in the 19th century and had 3-8 million followers in the early twentieth century: now 1.9 million according to the official record.  (Cited from the site of "Wikipedia")
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(Friday 16 March) The Headquarters of Tenri-kyo (“V—‹³‹³˜ð–{•”), 271 Michima-cho, Tenri City (“V—ŽsŽO“‡’¬271).
  
     
Isonokami-jingu Shrine
     Isonokami-jingu Shrine (Îã_‹{) is located at 384 Furu-cho, Tenri City (“V—Žs•z—¯’¬384) along the Yamanobe-no-Michi.  It enshrines Futsunomitama-no-Okami (•z“sŒä°‘å_).  It was reportedly founded in the 7th year of 10th Emperor Sujin (’_“Vc7”N) or BC 91.
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(Friday 16 March) Isonokami-jingu Shrine (Îã_‹{) 384 Furu-cho, Tenri City along the Yamanobe-no-Michi
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(Friday 16 March) Isonokami-jingu Shrine (Îã_‹{) 384 Furu-cho, Tenri City along the Yamanobe-no-Michi
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(Friday 16 March) Isonokami-jingu Shrine (Îã_‹{) 384 Furu-cho, Tenri City along the Yamanobe-no-Michi
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(Friday 16 March) Isonokami-jingu Shrine (Îã_‹{) 384 Furu-cho, Tenri City along the Yamanobe-no-Michi
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(Friday 16 March) Isonokami-jingu Shrine (Îã_‹{) 384 Furu-cho, Tenri City along the Yamanobe-no-Michi
  
     
Yatsugi-jinjya Shrine
     Yatsugi-jinjya Shrine (–é“sŠò_ŽÐ) is located at 765 Otogi-cho, Tenri City (“V—Žs‰³–Ø’¬765) along the Yamanobe-no-michi.  It enshrines Takemikaduchi-no-mikoto (•áP’Æ–½), Himegami (”䔄_; •P‘å_), Futsunushi-no-mikoto (Œo’ÃŽå–½) and Amenokoyane-no-mikoto (“VŽ™‰®ª–½).
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(Friday 16 March) Yatsugi-jinjya Shrine (–é“sŠò_ŽÐ) 765 Otogi-cho, Tenri City, along the Yamanobe-no-michi
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(Friday 16 March) Yatsugi-jinjya Shrine (–é“sŠò_ŽÐ) 765 Otogi-cho, Tenri City, along the Yamanobe-no-michi
  
     
Higashi-Norikura Mound
     Higashi-Norikura Mound (“ŒæˆÆŒÃ•­) is located at Noriokura, Somanouchi-cho, Tenri City (“V—Žsž[”V“à’¬æˆÆ) along the Yamanobe-no-michi.  It is a "Zempo-koen-fun" (‘O•ûŒã‰~•­; an ancient burial mound, square at the head [68m wide] and rounded at the foot [44m wide], 75m long).  Presumably it was made in the early 6th century.
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(Friday 16 March) Higashi-Norikura Mound (“ŒæˆÆŒÃ•­), Noriokura, Somanouchi-cho, Tenri City along the Yamanobe-no-Michi
  
     
Gosha-jinjya Shrine
     Gosha-jinjya Shrine (ŒÜŽÐ_ŽÐ) is located along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, 434 Nakayama-cho, Tenri City (“V—Žs’†ŽR’¬434).  It enshrines five gods.
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(Friday 16 March) Gosha-jinjya Shrine along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, 434 Nakayama-cho, Tenri City
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(Friday 16 March) Gosha-jinjya Shrine along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, 434 Nakayama-cho, Tenri City
  
     
The Portable Shrine Stop of O-Yamato-jinjya Shrine
     The Portable Shrine Stop of O-Yamato-jinjya Shrine (‘å˜a_ŽÐŒä—·Š) along the Yamanobe-no-Michi at 306 Niizumi-cho, Tenri City (“V—ŽsVò’¬306).  It is a branch shrine of O-Yamato-jinjya Shrine (‘å˜a_ŽÐ).  It enshrines Yamato-Okunitamano-Okami (“ú–{‘卑°‘å_), Otokonushi-no-Okami (‘å’nŽå‘å_), Yachihoko-no-Okami (”ªç–µ‘å_) and Mitoshi-no-Okami (Œä”N‘å_).
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(Friday 16 March) A view near Princess Fusumada's Mausoleum (åΓc—Ë) along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, Tenri City.  Princess Fusumada was a daughter of 24th Emperor Ninken (mŒ«“Vc).
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(Friday 16 March) The Portable Shrine Stop of O-Yamato-jinjya Shrine (‘å˜a_ŽÐŒä—·Š) along the Yamanobe-no-Michi at 306 Niizumi-cho, Tenri City
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(Friday 16 March) The Portable Shrine Stop of O-Yamato-jinjya Shrine (‘å˜a_ŽÐŒä—·Š) along the Yamanobe-no-Michi at 306 Niizumi-cho, Tenri City
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(Friday 16 March) The Portable Shrine Stop of O-Yamato-jinjya Shrine (‘å˜a_ŽÐŒä—·Š) along the Yamanobe-no-Michi at 306 Niizumi-cho, Tenri City
  
     
Kamanokuchi-san Chogaku-ji Temple
     Kamanokuchi-san Chogaku-ji Temple (Š˜‚ÌŒûŽR’·ŠxŽ›) is located at 508 Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City (“V—Žs–ö–{’¬508).  It belongs to the Koya-san-Shingon-shu (‚–ìŽR^Œ¾@) sect of Buddhism.  it was founded reportedly by Kukai (‹óŠC) at the request of 53rd Emperor Junna (~˜a“Vc) in AD 824 (“V’·Œ³”N).  
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(Friday 16 March) Kamanokuchi-san Chogaku-ji Temple along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, 508 Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City
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(Friday 16 March) Kamanokuchi-san Chogaku-ji Temple along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, 508 Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City
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(Friday 16 March) Kamanokuchi-san Chogaku-ji Temple along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, 508 Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City
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(Friday 16 March) Kamanokuchi-san Chogaku-ji Temple along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, 508 Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City
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(Friday 16 March) Kamanokuchi-san Chogaku-ji Temple along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, 508 Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City
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(Friday 16 March) Kamanokuchi-san Chogaku-ji Temple along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, 508 Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City
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(Friday 16 March) Kamanokuchi-san Chogaku-ji Temple along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, 508 Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City
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(Friday 16 March) Kamanokuchi-san Chogaku-ji Temple along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, 508 Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City
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(Friday 16 March) Kamanokuchi-san Chogaku-ji Temple along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, 508 Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City
  
     
JR Yanagimoto Station
     JR Yanagimoto Station (JR–ö–{‰w) is located at 1306 Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City (“V—Žs–ö–{’¬1306).
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(Monday 10 October) JR Yanagimoto Station, 1306 Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City
  
     
Kurozuka Mound
     Kurozuka Mound (•’ˌÕ­) is located at Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City (“V—Žs–ö–{’¬) along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, Tenri City: near JR Yanagimoto Station.  It is another "Zempo-koen-fun" (‘O•ûŒã‰~•­; an ancient burial mound, square at the head [48m wide] and rounded at the foot [72m wide], 11m high and 130m long).  Presumably it was made in the late 3rd century.
  This mound is very famous for the 1997 discovery of 33 "Sankakubuchi-Shinjyu-kyo" (ŽOŠp‰_b‹¾; the Triangular-rimmed Bronze Mirrors Decorated with Gods and Animals) and 1 "Gabuntai-Shinjyu-kyo" (‰æ•¶‘ѐ_b‹¾; the Picturesquely-rimmed Bronze Mirror Decorated with Gods and Animals).
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(Monday 10 October) Kurozuka Mound (•’ˌÕ­) along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City: near JR Yanagimoto Station.
  
     
10th Emperor Sujin Mausoleum
     10th Emperor Sujin Mausoleum (’_“Vc—Ë) along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, Tenri City.  It is formerly called Yamanobenomichi-no-magarino-okanoe-no-misasagi (ŽR粓¹Œù‰ªã—Ë).  It was presumably built in the late fourth century.
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(Monday 10 October) 10th Emperor Sujin Mausoleum (’_“Vc—Ë) along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, Tenri City
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(Monday 10 October) 10th Emperor Sujin Mausoleum (’_“Vc—Ë) along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, Tenri City
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(Monday 10 October) A view between 10th Emperor Sujin's Mausoleum (’_“Vc—Ë) and 12th Emperor Keiko's Mausoleum@(Œis“Vc—Ë) along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, Tenri City
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(Monday 10 October) A view between 10th Emperor Sujin's Mausoleum (’_“Vc—Ë) and 12th Emperor Keiko's Mausoleum@(Œis“Vc—Ë) along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, Tenri City



        


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