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Sorin Otomo

Otomo Sorin Duke The Land of the End

 Sorin Otomo (1530-1587) is famous as a military commander who ruled the six countries of Central Kyushu during the Warring States period and as a Christian daimyo.
 Tsukumi City, Oita Prefecture, is the land of the end of Sorin Otomo.The 100-year-old cedar grove of Sorin's tomb was once called "Tentokuji no Mori" (a church built by Sorin), and the forest has a dignified atmosphere.

Sorin Otomo Samurai Stamp

Family crest (Hugging Kyouha)
 To commemorate the visit to Otomo Sorin Duke Cemetery Park, "Samurai Stamp" with the Otomo family crest or Huaya is on sale.
 The word "Sorin Kotobuki" was written by Kaede Hirakawa, a calligrapher from Tsukumi City who received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award at the "54th Takanoyama Competition".

■ Press
Introduced in the 10/3 Mainichi Shimbun (local edition, Oita prefecture)
10/7 Introduced in NHK "Irodori OITA" and "News 845 Oita"
Huaya (Francisco)
■ Sales price
1 yen per sheet
■ Types (2 types)
・ Family crest (Kyouha hugging)
・ Huaya (Francisco)
■ Sales location / contact information
879-2441 Chuomachi, Tsukumi City, Oita Prefecture 1-30
Tsukumi City Tourism Association Samurai Stamp
Phone: 0972-82-9521
FAX: 0972-82-7106
* For those who wish to mail
Put the following in an envelope and send it to the Tsukumi City Tourism Association.
Please mail it.
・ 300 yen x number of sheetsPostal exchange (fixed amount small exchange)
(A handling fee of 100 yen will be charged for each postal exchange)
・ 84 yen stamp (for return)
・ A form stating the return address
* Type, number of sheets, date request (only for those who wish to fill in),
 Please specify your phone number and name
(Example: 2 family crests, 2 Huaya / October 2, 10nd year of Reiwa / 1-xx-xxxx / Taro Tsukumi)

Statue of Otomo Sorin Duke (in front of Tsukumi station)

Statue of Otomo Sorin Duke

Construction / donation


Otomo Sorin Duke Tomb (designated Heisei 8/1/11, City Historic Site)


 The name "Sourin" was devoted to Zen Buddhism in the 5th year of Eiroku (1562), shaved and named, and is the most used name as a street name.
 The relationship between Sorin and Tsukumi dates back to the late 40s, before the invasion of Hinata in 1578.After that, in the 6th year of Tensho, when he retired to Tentokuji, he aimed to create an ideal country by Christianity, which was his long-cherished dream.However, he ascended in the middle of his ambition.He was 58 years old.
 Initially, it was buried in a Christian tomb, but when Hideyoshi issued an order to expel Batteren, his eldest son, Yoshimune (Yoshimune), reburied it in a Buddhist style, but it is said that the tomb was also devastated. ..
 The current tomb was reinterred by Usuki Castle Ruins, a descendant of the former vassal during the Kansei era (1789-1801). Is called.

 On the front of the gravestone is "Zuiho-in Mae Habayashi Deputy General and Sakongo Kyuan Sorin Daishi", and on the side is "Tensho 15th Year Yin Fire Pig May 3rd Spring Autumn 50 Yu 8 years old", "Kyushu" It is engraved with "Futajima Iyo bureaucratic servant fourth rank lower and Sakonoe Shogun Otomo Saemon lord Genyoshi."When I read the inscription, I feel that the awe of the vassal's lord is conveyed.
 As the times changed, Dou was also rebuilt, but in Showa 52, the "Otomo Sorin Duke Awards" was formed with Mr. Tamotsu Ueda as the founder.Arata IsozakiUnder his design, Christian tombstones were lined up and reborn as a graveyard as seen today.

Huaya / Seal (Otomo Sorin Duke Tomb)

16th year of astronomical 18th year of astronomical
21th year of astronomical 22th year of astronomical
Eiroku 5 years
Eiroku 5th year to Tensho 3rd year
Tensho 6rd year
Tensho 7 to Tensho 8
Tensho 10 to Tensho 14
Tensho 14 to Tensho 15



879-2421 Tsukumi, Tsukumi, Oita Prefecture, 4198-1

Parking Lot

15 ordinary cars * Sightseeing buses cannot be parked.


10 minutes by car or 25 minutes on foot from Tsukumi Station on the JR Nippou Line

Otomo Park-Overlooking the city, cement factory, and Tsukumi Bay-

Otomo Park Map

・ Regular car parking lot available * Sightseeing buses cannot be parked. 
5 minutes by car from Tsukumi Station on the JR Nippou Line  

879 Otomomachi, Tsukumi City, Oita Prefecture 2431-6
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