Hinohara village's ancient history footsteps
  revealed by the place names.

    Hinohara village was progressed region
    in Kanto region in Japan more than 1000 years ago.
《 For many maps, it may takes a little time to switch the screen. 》
guide: Komakitsu Okabe
Top Page Prince Tamesada Surrender Village People Mysteries Contact Us
I want to visit once, but do not know the exact location. We will respond to that!
より大きな地図で 檜原村 を表示    : Landmarks are where we will guide you.

 Guided Contents

Prince Tamesada  (為定王子)
Tamesada-Yashiki: The place was named after Prince Tamesada ? !
Minamoto-no Tumura came to Hinohara village during Anna-Incident.
Minamoto-no Tumura guided Prince Tamesada to Hinohara village.
Tamesada came to Koiwa in Hinohara village from Kyoto via Hachioji.
Minamoto-no Tumura escaped from Kyoto during an incident ? !
Mr. Takayasu, the head of the Protecting Army in Kanto in Japan.
Yasaka Shrine was enshrined at the instruction of Imperial court.
Gozen-Yama (御前山)  The mountain in front of the Prince.
檜原村 Nearly 50 years blank of Prince Tamesada.
Time series representation.

Hinohara Castle's surrender was in order
  to avoid unnecessary war.
Kenmotsu Yokochi (横地堅物)
  and Ujihisa (氏久)
lived the rest of their
  lives happy.

Village People
Kanoto-iwa (神戸岩) means "the entrance rocks to the shrine".
Kawanori (川乗) is originated in "river moss" (Kawanori in Japanese).
Hattate (機立) in Kashiwagino was prosperous with textile and sericulture.

Mysteries about Fujimine Sengen (富士嶺浅間)

  Guide:  Komakitsu Okabe

岡部駒橘 Biography

Born in Hinohara village.

Became the first headmaster of Akiruno Ichinotani School on April 01, 1976. Since then, served as principal at schools around.

Meanwhile, contributed to the preservation and heritage of traditional cultural of Hinohara village for many years.

Books issued:  (person in charge of writing the content)

Hinohara village history research 1 (in Japnese)
 Issued by Board of Education of Hinohara Village in 1974
  ・Transportation in Hinohara village (Okabe)
Hinohara village history research 2 (in Japnese)
 Issued by Board of Education of Hinohara Village in 1975
  ・Documents on the education sector (Okabe)
  ・Documents on Hinohara village's transportation (Okabe)
Hinohara village history research 3 (in Japnese)
 Issued by Board of Education of Hinohara Village in 1977
  ・ ―――
Hinohara village history research 4 (in Japnese)
 Issued by Board of Education of Hinohara Village in 1978
  ・From the diary and record of a school (Okabe)
  ・"Envoy doll" who came to Hinohara village (Okabe)

Hinohara Village History  (in Japnese)
 Issued by Hinohara Village in 1981
  ・Vice-chairman and a member
   of History Compilation Committee of Hinohara Village (Okabe)
  ・Introduction to Modern and Contemporary (Okabe・Minegishi)
  ・School Education (Okabe)
  ・Taboo・Amulet and Curse (Ichikawa・Usami・Okabe)
  ・Life Tools (Okabe・Usami)

Hinohara village local history (in Japnese)
 Issued by Board of Education of Hinohara Village in 1996
  ・One of the editors and authors,
   and Cultural Heritage Committee Chairman (Okabe)

certificate of commendation
Certificate of commendation
 Mr. Okabe was awarded
 from Hinohara village
 for contributing to
 save the cultural heritage
 and the tradition
 of Hinohara village in 2009.


  Komakitsu Okabe's love toward the old history of Hinohara village.

Hinohara village was called Hinohara Valley from ancient times
untill about 400 yeasrs ago because it was located in mountains.

After that (Tokugawa Era and after), the name was changed to Hinohara village.

The life style of each district of Hinohara village,
which was based upon charcoal production and sericulture, changed to the style
which had deep connection with most prosperous eastern part of the village.

And the features had been lost in each district.

But ancient place names and legends which are concerned with
about 400-1300 years ago, remained in the village.

In each of them, we can find hints about ancient ages.
We can know about anceient ages
by investing place names and legends deeply.

So that, we should make it inportant to remain place names and legends.

guide:    Komakitsu  Okabe


  Message from Editor

Hinohara village is located in the west part of Tokyo Metropolitan
and the single village on the main island of Tokyo Metropolitan.

The population of Hinohara village was,
5,036 people in 1970,
2,555 people in 2010.

The village is becoming depopulated recently, but the village was
one of areas that had been noted in the history of Japan in its own way for a long time. We can find the proof in place names in Hinohara village.

Mr. Komakitsu Okabe who was born in Hinohara village, and have been studied about Hinohara village for many years, submitted some information from those.

Some of them are different from the legend whic has been commonly referred to as the content. Or, some have not been handed down well even in the locals.

This website is summarized with his information, and adding maps (because of that it may take longer time to load), photos, diagrams commentaries, helpful sites, noticies.

I hope this website will increase the fans of Hinohara village,
and will be in line with Mr. Komakitsu Okabe's desire contributing to the development of Hinohara village.
Kazuo Aoki

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