Fukui's Toshogu: Sakaeno-Yashiro

Fukui's landmark shrine in the heart of the city

By Takako Sakamoto    - 2 min read

REVENGE was in my mind on that day. Why? Because...on the way to the shrine I was stopped by a policeman, who accused me of driving into the 'No-Entry' road (I didn't know!) and fined me 7,000 yen for it. He kept me at the station for an hour and by the time I arrived, it was already too dark to take good photos... But how could I go home without taking them at all when I had to pay 7,000 yen for my troubles? So, the photos may look a little dark, but you'll forgive me, won't you?

Sakaeno-Yashiro Shrine enshrines Yuki Hideyasu, the first lord of Fukui Han, and Tokugawa Ieyasu, his father, and Matsudaira Shungaku, the 16th lord of Fukui Han. It was originally built inside Fukui Castle in 1628, and the current shrine was rebuilt in 1992.

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.