Municipal Historic Site Sakaigusu
Location: 1 Nakajima and 2 Miyagawa, Ise City
Sakaigusu is located on the border of Nakajima 1-chome and Miyagawa 2-chome on the right bank of the lower reaches of Miyagawa River. According to a book from the Edo period called Sho Shi Hiroi, the tree marked the boundary between Nakajima-cho, which was controlled by the Kita family, and Nakagawara-cho, which was controlled by the Enokigura family.
Growing large with a height of about 10m and a chest-high circumference of 8m, it was designated as a natural monument in Ise City in 1958, but withered away in 2003. Nevertheless, it continued to be an object of worship of the local people, who referred to it as Kusunoki Daimyojin, and the environment of the Sakaigusu area was improved when the Miyagawa embankment was renovated.
Currently, a second-generation tree is growing from the seedlings of the previous Sakaigusu, and the area around it is being repositioned as a historic site to protect it.
Ise City Board of Education