ひろしま戦前の風景 19.千光寺公園ドライブ
[19]Driving Excursion to Senkoji Park

昭和12年(1937年)ころ 撮影:小川民蔵氏 尾道市東土堂など

Filmed circa 1937 (Showa 12) by Tamizo Ogawa Higashitsuchido, Onomichi City, and other locations
At the time this film was made, the part of Senkoji Park that drew visitors most was the area around Senkoji Temple, a renowned cherry blossom spot. The park grounds were originally land belonging to Senkoji Temple, which the temple had donated for use as a park. The park also had a dome-shaped birdhouse. The footage shows an automobile journeying uphill, the former observation platform (which was located further west, closer to Onomichi Station than the current one near the summit of Mt. Senkoji), Senkoji Temple, birds in the park, a view of Onomichi Channel from a vantage point, and families enjoying their days out. Although some sources date the construction of the former observation platform to around 1949, quite a few local residents remember it from before the war.

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