The site of Keichu's residence & his tomb
a historic site
  4-2, Kushin-cho, Tennoji-ku
[ Uehonmachi 4-chome ]by bus
 about 350m to the east
 A Japanese classical scholar Keichu living in the early years of Edo lived here in seclusion(in the 3rd year of Genroku, 1690) and absorbed himself in the study of Japanese classical literature.
 Keichu(1640-1702) was born in Amagasaki(Hyogo Prefecture), he became a priest at Myohoji temple at age 11, practised at the Koya mountain and wandered about from place to place.
 “Manyo Daishoki”was his representative work to annotate Manyoshu instead of his teacher Shimokobe Choryu that was requested to write by Mito Mitsukuni.
 His attitude and means of writing notes became the mainstream of studying the Japanese classical literature succeeded by Kadano Azumamaro, Kamono Mabuchi, Motoori Norinaga and others.
 There were tomb of his and Shimokobe's.
 In addition, there is a small shrine called Kama Hachiman in the precincts.
 It is said that you will have your prayers answered if you knock a reaping hook into a cypress.
 Legend has it that Sanada Yukimura won the battle by a hook(a stronghold of Sanada's at the Summer Siege was located from this area to the north).
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