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香嵐渓紅葉2012Autumn Leaves of KOURANKEI

KOURANKEI is famous place of the autumnal leaves representing the Tokai area in the Asuke area of Toyota-shi. It is considered as beginning that Priest SANEI of 香積寺 (KOUJAKUJI-Temple) in IIMORIYAMA which Kan-ei era (1634)has planted the tree of maple or a Japan cedar in the approach from Tomoegawa-River to 香積寺. Furthermore, in early stages of Showa (the 1920s), many maple planted and was added by local residents' volunteer's hand . About 4000 maple piles up red,orange, yellow color, and looks beautiful in a clear stream. 愛知県豊田市足助地区にある東海地区を代表する紅葉の名所。寛永年間(1634年頃)飯盛山にある香積寺(こうじゃくじ)の三栄和尚が、巴川から香積寺に至る参道にカエデやスギの木を植えたのが始まりとされる。さらに、大正末年から昭和初期(1920年代)には地元住民のボランティアの手によって数多くのカエデが植え足された。約4000本のカエデが赤、橙、黄と色を重ね、清流に映える。

Copyright: Haruhiko Nakayama
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9182x4591
Taken: 16/11/2012
Uploaded: 16/11/2012
Updated: 03/04/2015


Tags: nature; autumn
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