The cultural properties are our invaluable assets, which have been nurtured, protected and inherited ever since they were created up to now through the long history of our country.
It is our generation’s duty to pass along the history and these cultural properties with loving care to succeeding generations.
The designated structures including shrines and temples and Buddhist statues enshrined there are religious objects worshiped and treasured. Thus, when observing them, we should pay our respects to them by keeping good manners.
- We should obtain admission from the owners and follow their instructions.
- We should avoid using the structures other than for intended purpose, such as using their restrooms.
- We should be environmentally conscious, keep silent and take rubbish home.
Some of the designated or registered cultural properties are not open to the public.
Please beware of leeches or bears in particular seasons and places.
Mt. Oyama and ‘Tengu’s
‘Tengu’s are wood-elves, who can fly through air and go anywhere in an instant.
With superhuman powers, they have Herculean strength, run in mountains like the wind or have rocks fall down by fanning their big fans.
On the wooden swords dedicated to Mt. Oyama, drawn in the ukiyo-e prints depicting the worshippers’ visit to Oyama, are written ‘O-Tengu’ (big Tengu) or ‘Ko-Tengu’ (little Tengu), which indicates the long and strong relation between Mt. Oyama and Tengus.