Daily Archives: 2013年4月3日

甲斐の国へ

理由あって甲斐の国へ移動。遠いので今日は移動だけで終わり。朝早くに出発したときはひどい雨で、富山県で高速を降りて飛騨を抜けるあたりまでは風も強かったが上高地あたりで雨が上がり、甲府に着く頃には晴れていた。知人のアドバイスにより実相寺の神代桜を愛でて、ついでに桃の花も眺めてから投宿した。樹齢2000年(本当かな?)ともいう桜の木は神がかっていた。月夜の晩に根本から白装束の翁が現れても何ら不思議ではない感じがした。桃の花の方は果樹園の春という感じで背景の山々と相俟って爽快だった。とはいえ強い風が吹き付けてきて歩くのはちょっと大変だった。

We have been to Yamanashi prefecture to see a friend of mine for advice. It rained heavily when we left home and got windy, too, as we went through the mountainous area. The wether was recovered as we approached to our destination and it was fine finally. We dropped in an old Buddhist temple to appreciate an very old cherry tree, two thousands years old according to a theory. The tree was certainly special. I felt a spirit. Having visited the temple, we dropped in a field with peach trees, most of which were blossoming half. Well, I loved the pastoral landscape. Spring is nice anywhere, but the place was something special.

He was very talkative

He was very talkative

the two thousand years old cherry

cherry blossoms at jissohji temple

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