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2007/3/28

三保の松原 Miho-no-matubara Miho no Matsubara

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Miho no Matsubara, or the Pine Groves of Miho, is a beauty spot located in Miho Peninsula in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Pref. It is a seashore with 54,000 green pine trees and white sands spanning over 7 km. It has functioned as the windbreak forest to protect a fine port of Shimizu from the strong sea wind of Suruga Bay. The grove has been taken up as a theme of poems since the Heian period (794-1192) and was drawn in Ukiyoe paintings in the Edo period (1603-1868). On a fine day, Mt. Fuji can be seen over the pine trees.It is counted as one of Japan’s New Three Fine Views and Japan’s Three Fine Pine Groves. There is a legendary pine tree called “Hagoromo no Matsu (Pine tree of the Feathery Robe),” which is thought to be 650 years old. It is said that a maiden who danced down from the heaven and put her robe on a branch of the tree. A piece of the robe has been housed at vicinal Miho Shrine. Takigi-Noh (Noh by the light of burning torches) “Hagoromo” is performed every October, which has passed down the legend of Hagoromo to the present day.

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Miho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan 424-0901
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Miho no Matsubara




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