1/14/2010

Gifu Hashima

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Gifu Hashima

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Non-seasonal Topic
***** Category: Earth


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Gifu Hashima is a station on the Tokaido Shinkansen train line. The name has been put together from the two towns Gifu and Hashima, when the Shinkansen line passed there.


Gifu Hashima Eki 新幹線 岐阜羽島駅(ぎふはしまえき)

The station is 30 kilometers further away from Nagoya and 50 kilometers to go to Maibara. It is almost 400 km away from Tokyo.

The station opened in 1964, October 1, with this new name.

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岐阜羽島駅前にある円空の一刀彫

In front of the station is a large replica of a statue of a carved Buddha from the famous Master Carver Enku, who lived in the area for a while.

. Enku  円空  Master Carver .
Enku - Master Carver of the Edo Period
Daruma Museum




. Naka Kannon Doo 中観音堂 Naka Kannon Do Hall .
and the Hashima Enku Museum 羽島円空資料館
The Museum houses 16 statues and the famous 11-faced Kannon.


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Things found on the way



. WASHOKU
Local dishes from Gifu 岐阜の郷土料理
 



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HAIKU





炎天より僧ひとり乗り岐阜羽島
enten yori zoo hitori nori Gifu Hashima

under a blazing sun
one monk got on the train -
Gifu Hashima


Mori Sumio 森澄雄 (1919 - )
Born in Nagasaki

This must be a Zen monk in a black robe and shaven head.
Maybe he tries to catch the Shinkansen train KODAMA.

This haiku reminds us of the monk Enku, see above.


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2 comments:

sakuo said...

面白い俳句ですね。新幹線岐阜羽島の情景が目に浮かびます。

Sakuo

Gabi Greve said...

Thanks for checking in, Sakuo san!
ガビ