Imagine the sheer force of nature at Buried Shrine Gate, an entrance to a Shinto temple buried 2 m (6 ft) under volcanic ash for over a century. The powerful eruption of Mount Sakura in 1914 catapulted ash and pumice 7 km (4.5 mi) into the air, creating a 2 m (6.6 ft) high ash deposit in a single night, and leaving only 1 m (3.3 ft) of the gate still visible above the ground. The lava also covered an entire village of 687 houses, whose roofs stayed visible above the ground. Add Buried Shrine Gate to your Kagoshima travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kagoshima journey builder website .
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大正の噴火で、上部１ｍを残し埋もれてしまった鳥居だそうです。島民は神社の再興考えたそうですが、当時の村長が噴火の脅威を後世に残すため、そのままにしたそうです。この姿を目の当たりにすると、正に村長の考えが正しかった事を実感できます。 more »It seems to be a torii that was buried leaving the upper 1m in the eruption of Taisho. The islanders thought about reviving the shrine, but the village chief at the time left the threat of the eruption to future generations, so they left it as it was. When I see this figure, I can feel that the idea of the village mayor was correct.
「並立鳥居」から北に車を走らせ、桜島に入りました。ここで立ち寄ったのが腹五社神社（黒神神社）の「黒神埋没鳥居」です。 噴火による火山灰で、鳥居の上部分約１ｍを地上に残したのみで埋没した姿は、息がとまるほど衝撃的です。案内版によると、もともと高さ３ｍあった鳥居だそうなのですが、1914年の噴火の際に、たった１日で火山灰に埋め尽くされたそうな。 自分の背丈よりもはるかに低く埋まってしまった、この鳥居を... more »We drove north from "Namitorii" and entered Sakurajima. The place where I stopped by was the "Kurokami Buried Torii" of The Goi-Gosha Shrine (Kurokami Shrine). The volcanic ash caused by the eruption, buried only about 1m above the torii on the ground, is breathtaking. According to the guide, it was originally a torii that was 3 m high, but when it erupted in 1914, it was buried in volcanic ash in just one day. I think that the power of the eruption at that time might have been the one which exceeded the imagination when this torii which had been buried far lower than my height was actually seen. In addition, when i went to the back by the side of this torii, the shrine was enshrined. It is probably a newly built shrine with volcanic ash piled up. We quietly joined hands and visited the shrine.
It helps people understand scale of volcano eruption.
A must go sightseeing point, should not miss it
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