|1, Chausuyamacho, Tennoji-ku|
|［ Tennoji ］ by Midosuji and JR Line
about 300m to the northwest
| Historical record has it that the Shitennoji
temple was founded in the present site, where
it was located to the east to “Naniwa-no-Koryo”.
It was the Chausuyama ancient burial mound.
The large cover of a stone coffin that was preserved in the temple was said to be excavated from the mound.
There are two opinions on the origin of the Chausuyama ancient burial mound. Some believe it was once an ancient burial mound, square at the head and rounded at the foot, built during the 5th century. (But some argued in this regard that the mound was rounded).
According to the other view, Kawazokoike pond, located to the south of the mound, is the remnant of a canal which Wake-no-Kiyomaro attempted to build across the heights of Uemachi from east to west in 788, and the Chausuyama is the hill that resulted from the piling up the dredged-out earth.
Tokugawa Ieyasu positioned his headquarters on Chausuyama mound during the Winter Siege in Osaka, while Sanada Yukimura set up camp there at the time of the Summer Siege and the mound was the scene of a hard- fought battle.
There was once the Sumitomo residence in the whole neighborhood, that was contributed to Osaka City including Keitakuen for the contribution of The Municipal Fine Arts Museum.
The museum was opened in the 11th year of Showa.
It holds a large number of collection of pictures, sculptures, historical materials and others, so these fine arts are always opened to the public.
It offers the place of the meeting of fine arts groups, along with a fine arts institution.
The Keitakuen garden was once a garden of the Sumitomo residence.
It took ten years from the 41st year of Meiji for a gardener Ogawa Jihei to the completion.
The whole neighborhood including the garden and the Chausuyama mound was composed of a part of the Tennoji Park and is opened to the public with an admission fee.
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The Uemachi-daichi kita course