Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai
Water of Oshino Hakkai is transparent forever and is surprisingly blue when we look in depth. Rain snow which fell in Mount Fuji ran more than 20 years and soaked into the earth and began to spring out and made eight small seas. Sacred spring which was object of purification ceremony (purification ceremony) and faith as water with the cleanliness and spiritual power from ancient times. In fact, the whole Oshino-mura was ever huge lake called Lake Utsu. Lake Utsu was divided into two by Fuji Yamadai eruption of 800 (Christian era 800 years) by lava and became Lake Oshinoko and Lake Yamanaka. Basin which Lake Oshinoko gradually dries up water afterwards, and there was in the bottom of a lake is Oshino-mura of now. And trace of Lake Utsu is said to be Oshino Hakkai. As hallowed ground of Fuji scheme that was full of the prosperity so as to be said to be Edo 808 scheme by initiator, Kakugyo Hasegawa of Mount Fuji faith in the Edo era, Oshino Hakkai was important place. However, it became outdated in last years of Edo era, and initiator, friend gate-guard office of absolute ego scheme that grieved over it worshiped eight dragon kings in Hakkai each and erected monument which ticked away Ryuo name and 31-syllable Japanese poem.

Mysterious spring - world's cultural heritage constitution assets, natural monument, 100 selections of famous clear water, prefecture mt. Fuji 100 view choice place ...

In the old days, Lake Oshinoko passed through eruption activity of Mount Fuji many times, and the water most moving passage gradually dug the Fuji foot and interval with Misaka Range and was drained of water, and lake dried up at last after long period. However. Some spring ponds which gave off water source remained to underflow water of Mount Fuji. The representative spring pond is "Oshino Hakkai". Spent time of several decades between lava called underground impermeable layer, and slush which laid thick in Mount Fuji was spent, and it was clear water. It is mysterious, and figure which projected Fuji colored in the four seasons to change on the surface of the water is felt beautifully to accuse water original figure and beauty that you should protect at people whom we visited quietly. Oshino Hakkai was appointed to natural monument of country from the viewpoint of "shape, quality of the water, quantity of water, maintenance situation, scenery, Buddhism thought" (Fuji faith) in 1934 (Showa 9), and, in 1985 (Showa 60), we were chosen from the Environmental Agency by 100 selections of national famous clear water. In addition, in 1993 (Heisei 6), we were appointed in prefecture mt. Fuji 100 view choice place.

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Oshino Hakkai
Address: 〒 401-0511 Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
TEL: 0555-84-4222
Parking lot: It is plural number by the outskirts
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