写真エッセイ─あおもり心象百景 その8 写真・文 山内 正行(編集者/青森市在住) 合浦公園(がっぽこうえん)─U 啄木(たくぼく)文学碑





















@ 青森市・合浦公園にある石川啄木の文学碑

A 合浦公園の文学碑の碑文

B 野辺地町・愛宕公園にある文啄木学碑

C 函館市にある「石川啄木一族の墓」

Photo Essay: 100 Images of Aomori, Part 8

(Photo and text by Masayuki Yamauchi, editor, based in Aomori City)

Gapo Park - II: Takuboku's Literary Monument

 I once visited the monument of Takuboku Ishikawa in Aomori Prefecture. The reason for this was to write a book about Takuboku, which was requested by a person living in Oma Town.

 There are five literary monuments to Takuboku in Aomori Prefecture. There are five literary monuments to Takuboku in Aomori Prefecture: Noheji Town, Towada City, Hachinohe City, Oma Town, and Gapo Park in Aomori City.

 The monument in Gapo Park stands on the sandy beach by the sea, in the shade of pine trees.

 Drinking in a Boat

 The eyes of a woman who can be kind to others

 When I think of the sea of Tsugaru

 This poem was written by Takuboku on May 4, 1907, when he and his sister Mitsuko went to Hokkaido by ship from Aomori Port. The poem was written on May 4, 1907 when Takuboku and his sister Mitsuko left Aomori Port for Hokkaido by ship.

 Takuboku was born in Iwate Prefecture in 1881 and died in Tokyo in 1923. Although he lived for only 26 years, there is no shortage of anecdotes about his life, such as his family separation, debt, love life, and drifting away.

 Takuboku had some connection with Aomori Prefecture, especially with the town ofNoheji, which he visited three times. He visited the town three times because his uncle, Taigetsu Katurahara, who was a Buddhist priest, was the head priest of Jokoji Temple in the town. Takuboku's father, Ittei, also lived at this temple for a while. The monument is located in Atago-yama Park in the town.

 The tide is breaking

 A rose on the northern shore of the beach

 Will it bloom again this year?

 is inscribed on it.

 Towada City's monument is located at the Hotel Towadaso in Lake Towada's Yasumiya district, and Hachinohe City's is near JR Hachinohe Station.
 The rest of the monuments in Oma Town will be introduced in another article as there is a story about the making of the book.

 Incidentally, Takuboku's grave is located on a hill near Tachimachi Misaki in Hakodate City, which I have visited. It is located along the road leading to the cape, but none of the tourists walking in front of me stopped at the grave. I couldn't help but feel that Takuboku, who was once used as a tourist attraction in Hakodate, is now a thing of the past.

Photo Description (from top to bottom)

(1) Ishikawa Takuboku's monument in Goura Park, Aomori City

(2) Inscription on the monument in Gapo Park

(3) Monument to Takuboku in Atago Park, Noheji Town

(4) Tomb of the Ishikawa Takuboku Family in Hakodate

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写真エッセイ─あおもり心象百景 その7 写真・文 山内 正行(編集者/青森市在住) 合浦公園(がっぽこうえん)─T 波乱の歴史















Photo Essay: One Hundred Images of Aomori, Part 7

Photographs and text by Masayuki Yamauchi (editor, based in Aomori City)

Gapo Park: I. A Turbulent History

 If you look back at the history of Gapo Park, you will find that it is quite a turbulent place. To begin with, it was a difficult birth.

 The two brothers, Eisaku Mizuhara and Mijuro Kakizaki, were the founders of the park (the reason for the different surnames is that the elder Mizuhara took the surname Mizuhara after following in the footsteps of his landscaping master Kiyoshi Mizuhara). It was Mizuhara who planned Gapo Park in 1860, and construction began the following year.

 However, Mizuhara died in 1860 without completing the project, and his younger brother, Mijuro, took over his brother's will. It is said that the landscaping work undertaken by these two men was a series of hardships beyond description, involving the investment of their own private funds.

 Nevertheless, the work was completed in 1894, 13 years after the start of construction, and Mijuro donated the entire park to the town of Aomori. After that, he became involved in the park as a gardener and fulfilled his duties for about 40 years until his death in 1925.

 After Japan's defeat in World War II, the park was confiscated by the Occupation Forces, and kamaboko barracks and housing for officers were built in the park. In 1950, a bicycle race track and a municipal baseball field were completed, but even at that time, a third of the park's total area was still confiscated, and in December of 1954, the park was completely returned to Aomori City. The bicycle race track was later relocated to Shinjo-Hiraoka, Aomori City in 1958, due to the growing public opinion that considered bicycle racing to be a sin and noise problems for the surrounding residents.

 At this point, the tumultuous history of the park finally settled down, but at the same time, we should not forget the brilliant historical achievement.

 That is, Gapo Park was the site of the first perfect game in the history of Japanese professional baseball. On June 28, 1950, in a game between the Giants and West Japan held as the opening ceremony of the municipal baseball stadium, Hideo Fujimoto, pitcher of the Giants, achieved a perfect game by holding West Japan to a 4-0 record. The game lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes, and the record was 3 infield flies, 6 outfield flies, 11 infield groundouts, and 7 strikeouts.

Photo Description (from top to bottom)

(1) A bust commemorating the brothers Eisaku Mizuhara and Mijuro Kakizaki, the founders of Gapo Park.

(2) Monument to the first perfect game in the history of Japanese professional baseball.

(3) The park is also a famous cherry blossom viewing spot (mid-April).

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