Slow Walk Illustrated Guide
When General Nogi Maresuke took up his new post as the first commander of the 11th Infantry Brigade in Zentsuji city, he stayed in Konzou-ji Temple as his lodging. On New Year’s Eve in 1898, his wife Shizuko visited him from Tokyo; however, he sent her away without seeing her. Being at a loss, Shizuko lingered by herself in the shade of a little pine tree. Then, she considered her husband’s feelings and left for home. This became an anecdote, as it shows a spirit of soldier’s in the Meiji period. Later, the pine tree under which the wife stayed for a while became to be called the “pine tree at which general Nogi sent away his wife”.
1160 Konzouji-cho, Zentsuji City, Kagawa Prefecture