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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 1

Refer to to the world of Genji and I would like to hope and/or expect that it will be as a kind of travel guide to the world of Genji.
As you might know "The Tale of Genji" - the 11th Century Japanese classic written by a Heian court lady known as Murasaki Shikibu.
The Tale of Genji: Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu
(Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine, tutelary shrine of the Minamoto (Genji) clan.)

Written 1,000 years ago, The Tale of Genji has 54 chapters and over 1,000 pages of text in its English translation. It is generally considered to be the world's first true novel, and was certainly the first psychological novel ever written.
Ishiyamadera Temple <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Hondo
(Ishiyamadera Hondo.)

Ishiyama-dera (石山寺, lit. "Stony Mountain Temple") is a Shingon temple in Ōtsu in Japan's Shiga Prefecture. It was constructed around 762 CE, and is said to have been founded by Rōben. The temple contains a number of cultural assets.
Allegedly, Murasaki Shikibu began writing The Tale of Genji at Ishiyama-dera during a full moon night in August of 1004. In commemoration, the temple maintains a Genji room featuring a life-size figure of Lady Murasaki and displays a statue in her honor.
If you will have a chance to visit Kyoto,  Ishiyama-dera is one of Genji Tour Spots.

(Moon-viewing pavillion above Ishiyama-dera which was visited by Emperor Go-Shirakawa
at the end of the Heian Era.)


(Lanterns inside the hondo.)


(Muyu-En Garden in Autumn.)

Ishiyamadera <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Temple Murasaki Genji Room
(Figure of Murasaki Shikibu in the Genji Room.)

Murasaki Shikibu at Ishiyamadera Temple
(Murasaki Shikibu on pilgrimage at Ishiyamadera Temple.)


(Nyorin Kannon with the Wheel of Law.)


(The tahoto in Autumn.)

Statue of Murasaki Shikibu
(Statue of Murasaki Shikibu, author of The Tale of Genji, on the hillside at Ishiyamadera.)


(Cherry blossom in the Muyu-En Garden at Ishiyamadera Temple.)


(Irises in Muyu-en garden.)

Ishiyamadera temple gate
(The entrance to Ishiyama-dera temple is guarded by two nio.)

Ishiyamadera Temple <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Momiji
(Momiji at Ishiyamadera Temple.)

Ishiyamadera Temple <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Path
(Path to the pond.)

Ishiyamadera Temple <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />cherry blossom
(Cherry blossom above the pond.)


And the location of Ishiyama-dera (石山寺) in Shiga Prefecture by Google Maps is as follows.

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By TS on Dec 10, 2010
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