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伊賀八幡宮の蓮の花Iga-hachimanguu Shrine
Japan

愛知県岡崎市伊賀町にある伊賀八幡宮の境内の蓮池。 この神社は、徳川家康公の5代前の先祖、松平親忠公が文明2年(1470年)創建した神社です。その後徳川幕府三代将軍家光公により境内が整備された折この蓮池が作られた。 蓮は泥池に咲く美しい花、泥を戦乱の地に例え、命を落とした兵たちの霊を慰め、そこを浄土の花で満たすという意味合いがあるということです。 蓮の花の見頃は7月上旬〜8月上旬ということですが、今年は7月いっぱいで終わりそうです。

Copyright: Haruhiko Nakayama
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9192x4596
Taken: 17/07/2012
Uploaded: 17/07/2012
Updated: 22/06/2015
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