September 17, 2003: MUSASH Park
|Aso caldera, the largest in the world, is shrouded with thick morning mist. I visit Kumamoto City frequently in those days. I drive by alone today.|
|Ohzu street is lined with beautiful trees like this.
I love this street very much.
|Musashi Tomb Park is along the street. Musashi Miyamoto, a great swordsman in early Edo era, was buried here according to his last will. The life of the sword man is now on NHK TV.|
|The park is well maintained.|
|A beautiful color ceramic plate stands in the park.|
His five postures are described in "Gorin-no-sho" book in detail as Niten-Ichiryuu Principle..
|The high statue of Musashi features its gentle appearance, beyond all his fighting history.|
|He hoped to be buried here wearing armor to guard his lord. He died in 1642 at the age of 62.|
|After the meeting of GOF, I headed east in the evening. I took a short break at Road Station Ohzu.|
|The sunset view at Shiroyama observation platform.|
|Aso caldera under my eye is dyed with harvest color of the autumn.|
|The sunset on my way back home through Kujyuu highland was very impressive.|