Kenshin no Sakasa Zakura(Cherry blossom)
Minakami Town
450 year old cherry blossom. Natural monument of Gunma prefecture
"In the spring of 1552, en route to Eastern Japan, here Kenshin Uesugi took a short rest and paid a visit to Hie Shrine, associated with Norimasa Uesugi.
There, he placed a cherry tree branch he had brought from Kasugayama into the ground upside down and predicted the course of the war based on whether it budded or not. A few years later it blossomed, and so is called the Cherry Tree of Bounty.
The remnants of Hie Shrine still remain next to Kenshin's upside down cherry trees."
The suggested season is spring.
Address Aimata, Minakami-machi, Tone district, Gunma prefecture
Telephone 0278-62-0401
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