In an anthology titled “Ogura-hyakunin-isshu,” a hundred excellent tanka poems composed by a hundred poets were selected from anthologies ranging from “Kokin-wakashu” to “Zoku-gosen wakashu.” The selection judge was Teika Fujiwara, a famous poet of the 13th century. The anthology was compiled at the foot of the Ogurasan Mountain in the Arashiyama and Sagano area.
As one of the commemorative projects of the 120th anniversary of the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, stone monuments inscribed with poems were built in parks located in the area associated with Ogura-hyakunin-isshu. The area is within one kilometer’s distance from Arashiyama and Sagano in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto city.
For the monuments, exquisite stones such as Kurama-ishi, which is the representative stone of Kyoto, Kibune-ishi and Kamogawa-ishi were used, and poetry was inscribed in kana letters by calligraphers who had a deep connection with Kyoto.