Evening twilight in Rishaku temple
Rishaku temple has a long and distinguished history. Rishaku temple is in Tateishi (situated in Nagano, Iida). On the way to Tateishi there is a mountain pass which has an old weeping cherry tree with a long history. From the mountain pass, you can view the Tateishi Basin and in the center of it, there are male and female Japanese cedars, which are both over a thousand years old.
The cedars are the emblems of Tateishi village. From the village, the view of cedars evokes huge nostalgia, as you are looking back through one thousand years of history.