Yamadera Basho Memorial Hall, Yamagata

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  • During a visit to the temple town here and here. Gallery has a permanent exhibition and temporary exhibitions and permanent exhibition rooms were photographs. In the permanent exhibition audio guide rental, and saw the exhibits while listening to the explanations. Appreciated the dolls in the exhibition. There are lot of Hina standing Hina dolls, Hung chicks, chicks sink, was spectacular.
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  • Visited the temple walks after the 1 hour wait for trains. And learn about history of Matsuo Basho, especially Oku no hosomichi. However, poetry was in sorry not familiar myself. I think you should come visit Basho fan facility.
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  • From Sendai city you visited the temple and Memorial using the JR line. Went to have melted, slightly covered with snow in the winter time, but tourists were hurried. And many exhibits about Basho, audio-visual materials is particularly obvious, easy to navigate. Good staff and helpful.
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  • Those interested with learning the history of Yamagata's famous poet Basho and other cultural knowledge, it is a good place to visit.
  • Not an overly large museum, with a room dedicated to Bashō. There are a handful of English translations, but be advised that unless you can read Japanese this museum will be light on content.
  • Interesting history on the poet Basho, and a nice stop close to Yamadera. Was just a quick visit before or train, but glad we visited. View from the ground was also great.
  • A trip up one side of the mountain to YamaDera gives you only half of what is to be experienced when you get off at YamaDeraStation. After you descend from the sublime heights of the Mountain Temple, cross back over the Tagawa River to the station and take the other path or road behind the station up the other side of the river valley to the heavenly Fuga-no-Kuni grounds. There are several small museums and galleries there, a FINE restaurant where you can enjoy genuine Shoujin-Ryouri - Buddhist temple vegetarian fare (at an incredibly reasonable price for such exquisite delicacies! ) and a gift shop featuring the curated best of Yamagata's best hand work at prices no higher than the other shops you might track them down at. But supreme amongst the grounds full of these of sweet attractions is this small JEWEL of an art museum, The YamaDera Basho Memorial Museum, which features original works in the Haiku Master Basho's own hand. Many of his best loved haiku which were featured in his travel journal filled with poetry, the Oku-no-Hosomichi or "Narrow Road through the Deep North", were written in this area of Japan. This is one of the museums in Japan which has taken care to prepare signage and other explanatory materials about their exhibits in English, so remember to ask for them at the desk. And if you get a yen for a ceremonial bowl of thick whipped green tea - matcha - you can enjoy it in the lovely tea room there for about $5, no reservations required. As you walk back down the "Haiku Steps" to the station, notice the five-seven-five rhythm built into them.
  • I love Yamadera place too and the best yamadera Shrine.

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