June, 2013 world's cultural heritage registration / Mount Fuji constitution assets "Oshino Hakkai"
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".

World's cultural heritage constitution assets Oshino Hakkai (natural monument, 100 selections of famous clear water, prefecture mt. Fuji 100 view choice place)

Constitution assets 13. first hallowed ground Deguchiike pond

Constitution assets 13. first hallowed ground

Deguchiike pond

Pond of miraculous water biggest in Hakkai

There is only one in remote place in Hakkai, and area is wide pond most. The rear becomes mountain immediately, and there is just Shinto shrine of Deguchi Inari great gracious god in forest overlooking pond. Without stands, we can see the most natural figure around as there is a lot little number of tourists.
Deguchiike pond data Area: 1,467 square meters
Water temperature: Approximately 10 degrees - 13.5 degrees (yearly average)
Quantity of spring: 0.265 cubic meters/m
The depth of the water: 0.5 meters
Address: 3483-2, Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 
Constitution assets 14. second hallowed ground Okamaike pond

Constitution assets 14. second hallowed ground

Okamaike pond

Pond which is proud of abundant quantity of water small

It is the smallest pond in Hakkai.
We can admire blue of scenery and the depth of the water that Ranunculus aquatilis swings.
Okamaike pond data Area: 24 square meters
Water temperature: Approximately 13.5 degrees (yearly average)
Quantity of spring: 0.18 cubic meters/m
The depth of the water: 4 meters
Address: 111-2, Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
Constitution assets 15. third hallowed ground Sokonukeike pond (we pass through there and are good)

Constitution assets 15. third hallowed ground

Sokonashiike pond

Pond with legend to say that used dishes disappears

We pass building displaying old articles daily used by people from entrance of "Hannokibayashi museum", and there are big tree and forest of back a Japanese horse chestnut of site in quiet place growing thick. ※As site of "Hannokibayashi museum" is inner as for the Sokonukeike pond, admission charges 300 yen is necessary so that you see.
Sokonukeike pond data Area: 208 square meters
Water temperature: Approximately 14 degrees (yearly average)
Quantity of spring: 0.155 cubic meters/m
The depth of the water: 1.5 meters
Address: 272-2, Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
Constitution assets 16. fourth hallowed ground Choshiike pond

Constitution assets 16. fourth hallowed ground

Choshiike pond

We are informed with pond of matchmaking

There is from Wakuike pond quietly in grassland of the Awara riverside side.
We raise up sand from sandy area of the bottom of the pond, and water should spring out and sees.
Choshiike pond data Area: 79 square meters
Water temperature: Approximately 13.5 degrees (yearly average)
Quantity of spring: 0.02 cubic meters/m
The depth of the water: 3 meters
Address: 266-3, Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
Constitution assets 17. fifth hallowed ground Wakuike pond

Constitution assets 17. fifth hallowed ground

Wakuike pond

Pond proud of quantity of spring and scenery of Hakkai one

It is pond facing the most lively street in Hakkai. Souvenir shops stand, and there is watermill to go. Quantity of spring is abundant and is pond which the swinging surface of the water and scenery of the deep bottom are beautiful, and represents Oshino Hakkai.
Wakuike pond data Area: 152 square meters
Water temperature: Approximately 12 degrees - 13 degrees (yearly average)
Quantity of spring: 2.2 cubic meters/m
The depth of the water: 4 meters
Address: 361-2, Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
Constitution assets 18. sixth hallowed ground Nigoriike pond

Constitution assets 18. sixth hallowed ground

Nigoriike pond

Pond which is said to decline one cup of water, and to have been muddy

Adjacent to Wakuike pond, we join Aharagawa river. The name is Nigoriike pond, but water is clean, and it is not muddy now. It is small portion, but spring is confirmed from bottom of the pond.
Nigoriike pond data Area: 36 square meters
Water temperature: Approximately 12 degrees - 13 degrees (yearly average)
Quantity of spring: 0.041 cubic meters/m
The depth of the water: 0.5 meters
Address: 269-2, Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
Constitution assets 19. seventh hallowed ground Kagamiike-pond

Constitution assets 19. seventh hallowed ground

Kagamiike-pond

Pond which reflects Mount Fuji on the surface of the water

It is in the north side as it is lively continuing from Wakuike pond, and, as for the Kagamiike pond, there are very few springs. If condition is set, Mount Fuji is reflected in the surface of the water clearly, and this pond is crowded and can see wonderful inverted image of Mt.Fuji.
Kagamiike pond data Area: 144 square meters
Water temperature: Approximately 12.5 degrees - 15 degrees (yearly average)
Quantity of spring: There are the ups and downs by month
The depth of the water: 0.3 meters
Address: 339-2, Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
Constitution assets 20. eighth hallowed ground Shoubuike pond

Constitution assets 20. eighth hallowed ground

Shoubuike pond

Pond where beautiful legend concerning iris remains

There is Shoubuike pond on the east side of Kagamiike pond, and plants such as Iris pseudoacorus (Iridaceae) which is sweet flag (taro department) and naturalized species which grew up as height of adult are seen. There is Hakkai Shoubuike pond park in the depths.
Shoubuike pond data Area: 281 square meters
Water temperature: Approximately 12.5 degrees - 15 degrees (yearly average)
Quantity of spring: There are the ups and downs by month
The depth of the water: 0.5 meters
Address: 444-2, Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi

About Oshino Hakkai

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 passes through eruption activity of Mount Fuji many times; and is gradually Fuji We dug the water most moving passage, and the foot and interval with Misaka Range were drained away, and, after long period, lake dried up at last. 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.

June, 2013 world's cultural heritage registration / Mount Fuji constitution assets "Oshino Hakkai"

Three elements of "Oshino Hakkai" placed for world's cultural heritage constitution assets

○ Superior waterscape of natural beauty that assumed Mount Fuji level background
○ Basement, ground rich water system which assumes Mount Fuji water source
○ Revival (Shibokusa Moto-Hachi-ko hallowed ground) of Fuji scheme and Moto-Hachi-ko

Revival (Shibokusa Moto-Hachi-ko hallowed ground) of Fuji scheme and Moto-Hachi-ko

Revival (Shibokusa Moto-Hachi-ko hallowed ground) of Fuji scheme and Moto-Hachi-koOshino Moto-Hachi-ko was hallowed ground of Fuji mountaineering asceticism as Fuji Mitarai Moto-Hachi-ko for a long time. It is said that believer of Fuji scheme performed current of water in eight wetlands group prior to fushitohai, and "eight lakes" remain for record as "Fuji Yamane Moto-Hachi-ko" each "eight lake out of Fuji". Eight ponds (current Oshino Hakkai) are named "Fuji Yamane Moto-Hachi-ko hallowed ground", and it is said that we came to be said to be "Moto-Hachi-ko hallowed ground" for short. Oshino Hakkai came to be known in Fuji scheme of whole Kanto with what was revived as purification ceremony gino pond of absolute ego scheme that was one of Fuji schemes in 1843 (Tenpo 14) widely. Fuji faith declined by The anti-Buddhist movement in Meiji era of the Meiji government formed in 1868 (Meiji 1), and current of water in Oshino Hakkai was not gradually performed, and it came to have few Buddhist ascetic figure which performed purification ceremony gio after World War II. Sightseeing of Oshino Hakkai begins to attract attention from about 1965 (Showa 40) and making goes ahead through sightseeing spot by having been chosen as "100 selections of national famous clear water" in 1985 (Showa 60) because the popularity increased still more and continues up to the present day. (photograph: figure of origin of Hakkai revival Toenji temple possession)

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