Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

Shihatsu-michi, Sumiyoshi Road

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On June 17, last year, I introduced Sumiyoshi Road as an approach for pilgrimage to Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.
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(A liquor store which has vending machines)

I have found possible historical evidence. It has not perfectly proven yet, but it is very probable fact; the Road “Shihatsu-michi” existed in 5th century, and this Sumiyoshi Road is the starting area.
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(Sumiyoshi Community Center)

In 5th century, Suminoe-tsu, or Suminoe Port, which is now in front of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, was a very international port where people and immigrants coming from the continent arrived, and they used this road to the Imperial Court in Asuka in Nara Prefecture.
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(Shogon Jode Temple founded in 1084)

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(Kinoshita Family's House)

Shihatsu-michi went straight to Asuka, and it was like a highway. Nagai Koen-dori (Nagai Park Street) has remnant of those days.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-02-19 16:17 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)