The Story ofMichinoku Gold

Enunkan Garden



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The garden of the Ayukai family, high-ranking retainers of Sendai domain during the Edo period who were based in Kesennuma. Stone mortars that were used in local gold mines to crush gold ore have been repurposed here as garden stones. It was precisely because it was an area with many gold mines and where gold collection operations had been widespread for many centuries that this sort of garden was created. It can be said to be a good example for showing that the tools used for collecting gold were incorporated into daily life.

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National Place of Scenic Beauty

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