英語で紹介するTsumago(妻籠)

Tsumago, located in Nagiso, Nagano Prefecture, is a post town on the Nakasendo, one of the two old routes that connected Kyoto with Edo. At the request of the residents of Tsumago, it was declared that the town be preserved in its so original form and was designated as a Preservation District for Important Traditional Structures in 1976. Just as in the Edo period, it is lined with traditional houses with their old lattice windows.

(長野県南木曽町にある妻籠は、京都と江戸を結ぶ街道二つのうちの一つ中仙道の宿場町である。住民たちの要求で、元の姿のまま保存されることが宣言され、1976年に「重要伝統的建造物群保存地区」に選定された。まさに江戸時代のような、格子窓のある伝統的な家が立ち並んでいる)

post town 宿場町

at the request of the residents 住民たちの要求で

be preserved in its original form 原形のまま保存される

Preservation District for Important Traditional Structures 重要伝統的建造物群保存地区

be lined with traditional houses 伝統的な家が立ち並ぶ

lattice window 格子窓

 

Located at the southwestern tip of Kiso Valley, Tsumago is a long and narrow gorge village that stretches from north to south for about 6 km.
There are several settlements scattered around the “Araragi River” and its tributaries, which flow northward through this gorge and flow into the Kiso River.

The Nakasendo that connects Edo and Kyoto is also called the Kisoji Highway. Tsumago-juku, which is the 42nd of the 69th Nakasendo from Edo, has been busy for a long time as a transportation hub where the Nakasendo and Ina Highway intersect.

木曽谷の西南端部に位置する妻籠は、南北に連なる約6kmの細長い山峡の村です。
この山峡を北流し、木曽川に注いでいる「蘭(あららぎ)川」とその支流に、いくつかの集落が点在しています。

江戸と京を結ぶ中山道は、木曽路街道とも呼ばれています。中山道六十九次のうち江戸から数えて四十二番目となる妻籠宿は、中山道と伊那街道が交叉する交通の要衝として古くから賑わいがあります

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