柳原 Yanagihara (Place of the Willows)
Updated: Jan 18, 2020
At Hachimangu there is a bridge that crosses over the pond between the Wakamiya Shrine and the Shirahata Shrine. On the east side of the bridge you will see a stone historical marker that reads:
In the old days around here, this was a famous place for willows, and it was said to be called Yanagihara. An old song has been told, "Aging Yanagihara in Tsurugaoka, blue-colored, a sign of spring." The author is unknown, but one theory is that it is also called the song of Yasutoki Hōjō. Are the willows you see today a remnant of the past?
Erected in March of 1934 by the Kamakura Seinendan Young Adult Association.