茶の湯 in サンフランシスコ ・ Japanese Tea Ceremony を San Franciscoで

表千家四方社中の茶の湯ブログ Japanese Tea Ceremony Blog for Shikata Shachu – Omotesenke

亀戸天神再発見・Rediscovering Kameido Tenjin

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帰京の際丁度梅の時期だったので久し振りに亀戸天神へお参りしました。何種類もの梅が咲いていて綺麗でした。茶花に持って帰りたいところですが、アメリカまでは無理でしょう。

When I was back in Tokyo, it was a plum blossom season, which prompted me to go visit Kame’ido Tenjin for the first time in a long while.  It was very pretty with many different kinds of plum trees in bloom.  I wish I could have brought some home for tea rooms – but probably not possible to bring them back all the way to the U.S….

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江戸の大半を焼き尽くした1657年の「明暦の大火」後、天神様を篤く信仰していた四代将軍家綱公が鎮守の神様としてお祀りするように現在の社地を寄進されたそうです。1662年10月25日に太宰府の社にならい、社殿、心字池、太鼓橋などを構築、以来約350年後の今日まで東国天満宮の宗社として崇敬されて来たとのことです。

The Great Fire of Me’ireki of 1657 burned down much of Edo.  The 4th Sho’ugun, I’etsuna, worshiped Tenjin greatly, and dedicated the land to establish a shrine at the current location for Tenjin to oversee Edo as its guardian god.  On October 25, 1662, the main hall, the heart (心)-shaped pond and the drum-shaped bridge were built, modeling after the shrine in Daza’ifu.  For over 350 years, it has been revered as the main Tenjin shrine in the eastern Japan.

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【参考・Reference】

http://kameidotenjin.or.jp/about/

 

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