The area where Tamagawa Sengen Shrine is located has the Tama River flowing through it, so there is no difficulty in securing water, and food must have been plentiful because the area is lined with many ancient tombs, which is rare in Tokyo. It is said that there are more than 50 tumuli in the Ebaradai tumulus cluster. With such a large number of tombs, it looks like the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, and you might be tempted to guess that it was a necropolis.
Unfortunately, although some artifacts were found, the archaeologists could not find out whose tomb they were. The Tamagawa Sengen Shrine itself is built on top of a tumulus that the archaeologists don't know whose tomb it is. But the reason I came here was not to visit the many tombs. This Shinto shrine in Denenchofu is not built like the Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto, but it has a large stage in its precincts. I came here to enjoy the view from the stage.
Standing on the stage, which protrudes toward the Tama River, I could see the Tama River and the other side of the river clearly. There were no structures blocking the view nearby, and the clouds were floating in the open sky. I could see the Toyoko Line crossing the bridge under the twilight rays pouring down from between the clouds.
|Nov 2021 TOKYO VEHICLE|
|CLOUD DENENCHOFU RIVER SKY TRAIN|
November 12, 2021
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF