Three Cherished Stelae of Ancient Kozuke (Kozuke-Sanpi)
Three Cherished Stelae of Ancient Kozuke (Kozuke-Sanpi) is the general name for the Yamanoue, Tago, and Kanaizawa stone monuments constructed in southern Takasaki between 680s and 720s. There are only eighteen other examples of stone monuments from the seventh through thirteen centuries still extant in Japan, three of which are these found nearby within Gunma Prefecture.
The writing on these three monuments reflects real-life images of cultural exchange in East Asia, making them extremely important historical artifacts of great value.
They were registered as a UNESCO Memory of the World in October 2017.
- Yamanoue Stela: 2104 Aza-Sanjindani, Yamana-machi, Takasaki Tago Stela: 1095 Yoshiimachiike, Takasaki Kanaizawa Stela: 2334 Kanaizawa, Yamana-machi, Takasaki
- Mapcode: 20 363 801*60
- Yamanoue Stela: About 20 minutes on foot from Nishiyamana Station on Joshin Dentetsu, About 15 minutes by car from the Joshin-Etsu Expressway Yoshii IC
Tago Stela: About 25 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi from Yoshii Station on Joshin Dentetsu, about 10 minutes by car from the Joshin-Etsu Expressway Yoshii IC
Kanaizawa Stela: About 10 minutes on foot from Negoya Station on Joshin Dentetsu, about 20 minutes by car from the Joshin-Etsu Expressway Yoshii IC
- ▼Parking: Free
- Final day of update: April 3, 2020