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Koanken Temple
Koanken Temple was built in 1350 by Takayasu Togashi, and was dedicated to Sotetsu Meiho, the fourth chief priest of Daijoji Temple.
In 1915, during cultivation of the land said to be the burial ...
 
Daijoji Temple Sites
Daijoji Temple was originally built by Iehisa Togashi in Oshinosho as an esoteric Buddhist temple, meant to be headed by the monk Chokai. Later, Iehisa and Chokai invited Gikai Tettsu from Eiheiji Tem...
 
Oshinomaruki
Oshinomaruki was a small settlement located in the east section of what is now Oshino 1-chome. It was a junction on the road to Yokoe, Hakusan City.
A Komori Jizo (babysitting jizo) in Oshinomaru...
 
Oshino (Otsuka) Sites
The Oshino (Otsuka) sites are the oldest in Nonoichi City, dating from 3,800 to 4,000 years ago. Among the vast alluvial fan of the Tedori River, Jomon-era people were the first to settle in and aroun...
 
Oshino
The name Oshino derives from Oshino-sho, a Kamakura-era (1185-1333) manor. The area included Oshikoshi, the northern Hon-machi section of Nonoichi City, and the Youkaichi, Yokogawa, and Hisayasu secti...
 
Mushiokuri in Oshino
With a history in Kaga stretching back to the middle of the Edo Period (1603-1868), the Torch procession takes place in summer each year to drive off insects that damage the rice crop (Mushiokuri).  
A Monument of Honor for Hibikimasu, Sekiwake (a high sumo rank)
Hibikimasu was a sumo wrestler born in Oshino Village in 1859 (birth name, Ichitaro Shimizu). He was 180 cm tall and weighed 135 kg. With his well-built body, he was a strong and skilled athlete who a...
 
Goto Family Residence
The Gotoke Monjo, a collection of approximately 1,800 historical documents passed down by the Goto Clan of Oshino Village, has been designated a cultural property by Ishikawa Prefecture. The Goto Clan...
 
Oshino Tachinaka & Oshino Yakata Sites
The Oshino Tachinaka and Oshino Yakata sites are located to the southeast of Tateno Elementary School.
The Oshino Tachinaka sites are from a settlement existing between the late-middle and late-l...
 
Joguji Temple Sites
Joguji Temple belongs to the Otani Sect of Shin Buddhism. According to historical records, the Buddhist priest Yuisho built a temple in Oshino around 1360. This is considered to be the origin of Joguj...
 
Oshikoshi
The name Oshikoshi is first seen in Shoho Gocho, a book of village yields recorded by the Kaga Domain in the mid-17th century. According to Goto Clan documents, katauri (a type of melon) and eggplant ...
 
Noshiro
Earthenware uncovered in Noshiro that dates back 3000 years ago shows people lived in the area from ancient times. There were two mounds in Noshiro constructed with river stones. These were called Nis...
 
Nagaike Mura Muragoin
Toshitsune Maeda, 3rd lord of the Kaga Domain, implemented large reforms in agricultural administration. Prior to these reforms, crop yield (kokudaka) was confirmed by official land survey (kenchi) an...
 
Nagaike
The Kaganokuni Ishikawagun Sonshi (History of Villages in Ishikawa County, Kaga Province) describes the origin of Nagaike Village's name. It describes the village as being long from north to south, wi...
 
Nagaike Mura Muragoin
This is the Nagaike Mura Muragoin (the Nagaike Village Land Tax Notification) issued in 1670, which describes the details of taxation. It lists 130 koku (kusadaka: total rice production), and a 45% me...
 
Nagaike Kitanohashi Sites
The Nagaike Kitanohashi Sites are the remnants of a settlement that existed from the late 14th to the early 16th century. Excavation unearthed two types of residential areas separated into larger and ...
 
Kyozuka (Sutra Mound)
Kyozuka were mounds built and used over a long period of time to store sutras to be passed down to later generations. This was begun at the end of 12th century.
By the beginning of the 17th cent...
 
Stone Statue of Fudaishi
Fudaishi was a Chinese Buddhist monk (497-569) who created Rinzo, the rotating containers for Kyoten, or Buddhist scripture. In later days, a statue of Fudaishi was placed in a scripture house (kyozo)...
 
Tsukagoshi Festival
This kyozuka (Sutra mound) is also called Tsukagoshiyama mound. There is a small shrine that houses a stone statue of Fudaishi. During the Tsukagoshiyama mound festival held each year on February 15, ...
 
Okyozuka Shinden Burial Mounds
Excavations between 1986 and 1996 uncovered evidence of 15 burial mounds built between the end of the 3rd and the middle of the 4th century. Although the mounds and burial chambers had been destroyed,...
 
Okyozuka
The name of the area "Okyozuka" came from the kyozuka (Sutra mound) located to the north of the settlement. The Land Tax Notification submitted in 1670 listed 1,028 koku (kusadaka: total rice producti...
 
Mushiokuri in Okyozuka
Mushiokuri (torch procession to drive away crop-eating insects) in Okyozuka is held on the Saturday before July 21 each year. It was cancelled several times during WWII. The parade of mushiokuri start...
 
Okyozuka Jongara (Okyozuka dance)
Okyozuka Jongara is thought to have been performed before the Meiji Period (1868-1912). It is a Bon festival dance unique to the Oshino Area. Each house had a kentai, or red sash worn when dancing. Th...
 
Okyozuka Sites
Okyozuka Sites are from a circular settlement measuring 200m in diameter that existed between 3,700 and 2,500 years ago.
Excavation in 1956 found sites where stone gyobutsu (Imperial treasures) w...
 
Nonoichi City Furusato History Museum
Contact: Nonoichi City Furusato History Museum TEL: 076-246-0133
Closed: Mondays (Tuesday when Monday is a national holiday), the day after national holidays (excluding Saturdays and Sundays),...
 
Artifacts Excavated from Okyozuka Sites in Ishikawa Prefecture
Artifacts excavated from Okyozuka Sites in Ishikawa Prefecture include Important Cultural Properties, totaling 4,219 items including 542 earthenware and clay products, 3,642 stoneware and stone produc...
 
Horses (drawn by Masachika Togashi)
Based on the writing on the top left, the painting of three horses is thought to have been done by Masachika Togashi in 1485. However, some say it was done by Yasutaka Togashi, a granduncle of Masachi...
 
Nagaike Nishitanbo Sites
The Nagaike Kitanohashi Sites are the remnants of a settlement that existed from the late 14th to the early 16th century. Excavation unearthed two types of residential areas separated into larger and ...