TALES FROM HISTORY | TRAVEL IN JAPAN

Hiraizumi — Once a Fabulous City of Gold, Now a Quiet Home of Mummies

The rise and fall of the Northern Fujiwara family

Autumn leaves overhang a pond and wooden temple building at Chusonji in Hiraizumi.
Bezaitendō 弁財天堂, Chūson-ji, Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture. (©Diane Tincher)

Three generations of glory

Vanished

In the space of a dream

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Diane Neill Tincher

Diane Neill Tincher

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