慶長6年に、村上水軍の流れを汲む森藩主・来島康親が郷里の伊予国の氏神である三島宮を勧請したことに始まります。江戸時代後期、城持ちに憧れたという藩主・久留島通嘉が神社改築を口実に城郭のような神社を造ります。城門のような清水御門、幾重にも回る石垣や天守閣に見立てたという栖鳳楼。そして、神社と陣屋が一体となったような庭園群は、藩主の城への夢が形になって表れています。

SPOT

末廣神社 (すえひろじんじゃ、Suehiro jinja Shrine)

CONTETS

風景を切り取る / 天然と人口の調和美〜庭園〜

ADDRESS

大分県玖珠郡玖珠町森864 Google Maps

TEL

玖珠町役場 社会教育課 文化財係
0973-72-7151
玖珠町観光協会
0973-72-1313

This shrine has its beginnings in Keicho 6, when the feudal lord of Mori and Murakami Suigun descendent Kurushima Yasuchika prayed for the coming of Mishima Shrine, which is the deity of his hometown, the Iyo province. In the later half of the Edo period, the feudal lord Kurushima Michihiro longed to have a castle of his own, and decided to make a shrine that was a shrine only in name; it would be grand and impressive so as to resemble a castle itself. The Shimizu Gomon gate would not be out of place in a castle, and the stone wall of multiple layers is accompanied by the Seihoro that stands tall like a castle tower, all of which add to the grand fantasy. The daimyo’s yearning is also visible in the gardens, where the shrine and encampment site seem to become one.


SPOT

Suehiro jinja Shrine

CONTETS

Snapping a Shot of the Scenery / A garden embodies the beautiful harmony of nature and civilization

ADDRESS

864 Mori, Kusu, Kusu District, Oita Prefecture Google Maps

TEL

Kusu Town Hall, Social Education Department, Cultural Assets Section
0973-72-7151
Kusu Sight Seeing Information Center
0973-72-1313