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The Culture of Sagara Family
700 Years of a Conservative Yet Innovative Spirit in one of Japan’s Richest Remote Regions

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STORY

Sagara, lord of the Hitoyoshikuma, protected his territory from foreign invasions by taking advantage of the steep landscapes of Kyushu’s mountains that surrounded his domain.
The Sagara family governed this land for 700 years so were given the name “Sagara 700” in reference to their long dominion.
During that time, a strong community spirit between the ruling lords and their vassals developed.
It was a culture of respect and worship that centered on the area’s many temples and shrines, Buddhist statues, and kagura (sacred dances).
By gradually absorbing foreign culture, the domain developed unique culinary traditions and entertainments.
It even developed its own transportation systems.
Thus, the area epitomizes the best of Japanese culture: the product of an unusual balance between conservatism and open-mindedness.
Shiba Ryotaro, a well-known Japanese historian and writer, calls this district “the richest of Japan’s remote regions.”

CULTURAL PROPERTIES

CULTURAL PROPERTIES

  • TITLE

    DESIGNATION

    LOCATION
  • Konose Sumiyoshi Shrine

    Kumamoto Prefecture Important Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Statue of 11-Faced Kannon at the Shiroyama Kannondo Temple

    Yamae Village Tangible Cultural Properties(Sculptures)

  • Takatera-in Temple

    Important Cultural Properties(Sculptures) and so on

  • Yamada Daio Shrine

    Important Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Inokuchi Hachiman Shrine

    Kumamoto Prefecture Important Cultural Properties(Structures) and so on

  • Hitoyoshi Onsen

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

    Hitoyoshi City
  • Aoi Aso Shrine and the Okunchi Festival

    National Treasures(Structures)

  • Unsun Karuta

    Kumamoto prefecture Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties

  • Oikami Shrine

    Important Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Hitoyoshi Castle Ruins

    Historic Sites

  • Daishinji Temple

    Kumamoto Prefecture Important Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Ganjoji Temple and the Sagara Family Cemetery

    Important Cultural Properties(Sculptures)

  • Iwayakumanoza Shrine

    Important Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Higashimata Aso Shrine

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

  • Amamiya Shrine

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

  • Toshima Sugawara Shrine

    Important Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Izaokumanoza Shrine

    Kumamoto Prefecture Important Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Konomoto Shrine

    Nishiki Town Tangible Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Shofukuji Temple and Related Cultural Assets

    Important Cultural Properties(Sculptures) and so on

  • Sue Aso Shakado Temple

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

  • Yamanoue Hachiman Shrine

    Asagiri Town Tangible Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Ogu Shrine

    Kumamoto Prefecture Important Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Shorenji Amidado Temple

    Important Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Ota Family Residence

    Important Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Historical Sites of the Taragi Sagara clan

    Kumamoto Prefecture Important Cultural Properties(Structures) and so on

  • Kume Haruyori Shrine

    Taragi Town Tangible Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Statue of Kobo Daishi at Tsukigi Taishido Temple

    Kuamoto Prefecture Important Cultural Properties(Sculptures)

  • Josenji Amidado Temple

    Important Cultural Properties(Structures) and so on

  • Odaishido Temple

    Kuamoto Prefecture Important Cultural Properties(Sculptures)

  • Shozen-in Kannondo Temple

    Important Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Ichifusayama Shrine

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

  • Kuma Shochu

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

    Hitoyoshi City, Nishiki Town, Asagiri Town, Taragi Town, Yunomae Town, Mizukami Town・Sagara Village, Itsuki Village, Yamae Village, Kuma Village
  • Hyakutaro and Kono Aqueducts

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

    Nishiki Town, Asagiri Town, Taragi Town, Yunomae Town, Mizukami Town
  • Hitoyoshi Kuma Folk Songs

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

    Hitoyoshi City・Nishiki Town・Asagiri Town・Taragi Town・Yunomae Town・Mizukami Town・Sagara Village・Itsuki Village・Yamae Village・Kuma Village
  • Shochu Haka

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

    Hitoyoshi City・Nishiki Town・Taragi Town
  • Kumaken

    Taragi Town Intangible Folk Cultural Properties and so on

    Hitoyoshi City・Nishiki Town・Asagiri Town・Taragi Town・Yunomae Town・Mizukami Town・Sagara Village・Itsuki Village・Yamae Village・Kuma Village
  • The Koshin Faith and Koshin Stone Monuments

    Kumamoto Prefecture Important Tangible Folk Cultural Properties and so on

    Hitoyoshi City・Nishiki Town・Asagiri Town・Taragi Town・Yunomae Town・Mizukami Town・Sagara Village・Itsuki Village・Yamae Village・Kuma Village
  • Sagara 33 Kannon Pilgrimage

    Hitoyoshi City Intangible Folk Cultural Properties and so on

    Hitoyoshi City・Nishiki Town・Asagiri Town・Taragi Town・Yunomae Town・Mizukami Town・Sagara Village・Yamae Village・Kuma Village
  • Kuma Kagura

    Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties

    Hitoyoshi City・Nishiki Town・Asagiri Town・Taragi Town・Yunomae Town・Mizukami Town・Sagara Village・Itsuki Village・Yamae Village・Kuma Village
  • Usudaiko Odori

    Kumamoto Prefecture Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties and so on

    Hitoyoshi City・Nishiki Town・Asagiri Town・Taragi Town・Yunomae Town・Mizukami Town・Sagara Village・Itsuki Village・Yamae Village・Kuma Village
  • Kuma River

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

    Hitoyoshi City・Nishiki Town・Asagiri Town・Taragi Town・Yunomae Town・Mizukami Town・Sagara Village・Kuma Village

ACCESS

  • Train
    • JR Kumamoto Sta.(Satsuma Line Rapid)〜JR Hitoyoshi Sta.(Approx. 1hr30min)
    • JR Kagoshimachuo Sta.(Shinkansen/Satsuma Line Rapid)〜JR Hitoyoshi Sta.(Approx. 1hr40min)
    • JR Hakata Sta.(Shinkansen/Satsuma Line Rapid)〜JR Hitoyoshi Sta.(Approx. 2hr20min))
  • Car
    • Kumamoto IC〜Hitoyoshi IC(Approx. 1hr)
    • Miyazaki IC〜Hitoyoshi IC(Approx. 1hr20min)
    • Kagoshima IC〜Hitoyoshi IC(Approx. 1hr10min)
    • Dazaifu IC〜Hitoyoshi IC(Approx. 1hr50min)
  • Express Bus
    • Kumamoto kotsu Center〜Hitoyoshi IC(Approx. 1hr50min)
    • Miyazaki Sta.〜Hitoyoshi IC(Approx. 1hr40min))
    • Kagoshima Airport〜Hitoyoshi IC(Approx. 1hr)
    • Fukuoka Tenjin Bus Center〜Hitoyoshi IC(Approx. 2hr20min)
  • B&S MIYAZAKI
    • JR Hakata Sta.(Shinkansen/ Express Bus)〜Hitoyoshi IC(Approx. 1hr30min)

CONTACT

  • History & Cultural Section, Hitoyoshi City Board of Education
  • TEL:81-966-22-2111