Nationally designated significant tangible folk cultural asset
Designated in March 2020, Reiwa era
Height: Approximately 9m (Elevation: 23.4m)
Circumference: Approximately 125m
Site area: 1000m²
Volume: Approximately 2400m²
A rounded square mound with an inclination of 39 degrees
The scale of the mound, the number, type and work of stone structures are exceptionally superior compared to other Fujizuka mounds.
From the top, you can see the sacred Mt. Fuji, there is Otainai, a womb, 16.2m in depth, and there are many Kuroboku, Mt. Fuji lava especially on the north slope.
All 'six requirements for Fujizuka' are met.
Names of famous Kabuki actors such as Mitsugoro Bando, Kikugoro Onoe and Hanshiro Iwai are engraved in Tamagaki, fences surrounding the shrine.
The Goshintai, body of god in Sengen-shimosha Shrine is a rare monument of Fuji faith built in the 14th century.
Stone monuments include things related to Shinto, Buddhism, Shugendo, etc., and Japanese traditional religion is well displayed.
History of building
What is 'Fujizuka' ?
Fujizuka is a small Mt. Fuji built to resemble the real Mt. Fuji.
It was built around the Kanto region from the latter half of the Edo era so that people
who could not actually go to Mt. Fuji would get the same benefits as climbing Mt. Fuji.
Decided to build Fujizuka mound in Shiki
Around the beginning of Meiji era, Shokichi Takasu, who lived in Hikimata,
which is Hon-cho Shiki City at present time,
discovered a stone monument related to the Fuji faith at the Tagoyama mound in this place.
Some words, which was 'Juryubo Jokai, a Buddhist priest, would go to Mt. Fuji and Buddha',
were written on the monument.
Shokichi was very impressed with Fuji faith and prayed for peace reigns over the land and
decided to build Fujizuka mound here.
Completed by Takasu and many other people
Shokichi Takasu called for cooperation with many people and started to construct
Fujizuka mound in October 1869, Meiji era.
Tagoyama Fuji was completed in June 1872, Meiji era through donations, labor,
and masonry offering from various kinds of persons,
mainly Shiki (Hikimata-machi and Tate-mura, at that time) and Muneoka.
It used to be approximately 10m in height.
(There appears to have been anothertheory that the height used to be 12m)
The reason Fujizuka was built in Shiki
Such a magnificent Fujizuka was completed because this area
was located at the intersection both of water transport and land transport,
and because the area had an economic base in a large commercial site
where people and goods gathered.
Above all, this was due to the large number of people such as Shokichi Takasu
who were serious about Fuji faith.
Nationally designated as a significant tangible folk cultural asset
'Shiki Tagoyama Fujizuka' was designated as a significant tangible folk cultural asset
by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan in March 2020, Reiwa era.
'Shiki Tagoyama Fujizuka', which has rich elements for Fujizuka Mound' and preserves in good condition,
is valuable asset as a perfect example.
At the same time, it is evaluated well for continuing to hold Shinto ceremonies called 'Yama-biraki',
the opening of a mountain to climbers, and 'Yama-jimai',
the end of climbing season.
Meets all six requirements of Fujizuka mound
There is 'a small shrine on the summit'.
There is 'Eboshiiwa'.
There is 'Komitake Shrine'.
There is 'Kuroboku', Mt. Fuji lava.
There is 'Otainai', an underground cave.
We can salute 'Mt. Fuji' from the peak.
Tagoyama Fuji has full of highlights and spiritual energy!
Mt. Fuji at sunset
Yin-Yang stone at the summit
The small monkey and parent
Karajishi mother and child, with mother’s mouth closed
Karajishi father and child, with father’s mouth open
Mt. Takao Karasu Tengu
Kabuki actor names
Yamato takeruno mikoto
Dragon Stone Lantern
Ochudou taigan jouju
Ishigami Zazou, carpenter
Ishigami Zazou, carpenter
Prince Shotoku Taishi
Tips of Mt. Fuji
Another Fujizuka mound, 'Hanekura Fujidake'
Shiki, where Fuji faith is popular, has also 'Hanekura Fujidake',
designated as a tangible folk cultural asset, at Sengen Shrine precincts in Kami-muneoka.
People in Shiki opened 'Yoshida Tainai Jukei'
World Heritage Site, 'Yoshida Tainai Jukei' in Mt. Fuji, was discovered and opened
in Meiji era by Kanzo Hoshino, Nichigyo Seizan in Kami-muneoka, Shiki City.
Shikishima Shrine precincts, 2-9 Hon-cho,
Shiki City, Saitama Prefecture
About 25 minutes on foot from Shiki Station, Tobu Tojo Line.
About 4 minutes by bus from the east exit of Shiki Station.
5 minutes on foot from the bus stop 'Fujimichi'.
Tagoyama Fuji Preservation Society
1-6-30 Hon-cho, Shiki City,
Saitama Prefecture, 353-0004