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雨にくもる竹原 / Takehara, on a rainy day・・・

日本、広島県竹原の町並みです。

竹原は、古くは平安時代、 京都・下鴨神社の荘園地として開墾されたのが最初とされ、「安芸の小京都」と呼ばれています。
江戸後期には、塩田と酒造により繁栄し、お屋敷街やお寺さんなどが保存されております。

The townscape of Takehara. ( Hiroshima Prefecture,Japan).

Takehara is often called the ” little Kyoto of Aki “.(Aki Province)
Little Kyoto is a nickname given to towns and cities around Japan that resemble Kyoto City in their old streets and atmosphere.
Takehara was a newly-cultivated rice field as a manor ( in medieval Japan,” shoen”) of the Shimogamo-jinja Shrine (in Kyoto) , In the Heian period ( the last division of classical Japanese history, running from 794 to 1185).
It was the beginning of the history of Takehara.

In the late Edo period, In Takehara, the salt drying and the sake brewing began to flourish.

Now, we can find many temples and old residences.

Takehara, Hiroshima, Japan

Takehara / 竹原

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Takehara / 竹原 34.346889, 132.910514 雨にくもる竹原 / Takehara, on a rainy day・・霧雨にぬれる竹原,再訪 / I revisited Takehara in the misty rain. 日本広島県竹原本町3丁目11−7 町並み保存センター (Directions)
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