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Shonanko (Family Gravesite of the Lords of Shirakawa Fife)

Konanko (Family Gravesite of the Lords of Shirakawa Fife) 

 Designated Historical Site of Shirakawa City

Shonanko is what the locals call the area around Enmyo Temple, which is the site of the family temple of the successive generations of the Lords of Shirakawa Fife. The tombs of the first Lord of Shirakawa, Niwa Nagashige, Lord Matsudaira Naonori and his son Motochika who ruled in the Genroku (1688-1704) and Kyoho(1716-1736) periods as well as the tombs Lord Matsudaira Tadahiro and his son Lord Matsudaira Kiyoteru who served during the Genroku period. Around 1910, the pond was refurbished and cherry blossom and maple trees were planted to transform this site into a park.

Designated as a Historical Site by Shirakawa City on November 22nd, 2011.

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Location

Enmyoji

neighboring area

Era of construction

Edo

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City

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