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12 Mar 2019

EDO - denenchofu fuchu districts


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Denenchofu district Ota

Posted: 09 Mar 2019 08:55 PM PST

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Denenchoofu, Den-en-chōfu, Denenchōfu 田園調布 Denenchofu district
Ota, 田園調布 一丁目 - 五丁目 first to fifth sub-district



This is a very expensive residential area and many famous people lived here.
The area spreads like a fan from the Western side of the station 田園調布駅.

In 1918, 渋沢栄一 Shibusawa Eiichi (1840 - 1931) and others founded the company 田園都市株式会社 to built an "ideal residential area.
Before that it was simply called 調布村 Chofumura, Chofu village.
It was a rural area growing 麻 hemp and 荢, which was shipped down the river Tamagawa 多摩川 / 玉川 and made into cloth sold in 府中 Fuchu.
The character 調 was also read mitsuki みつき, a kind of tax on the local cloth.

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Denenchofu Honcho 田園調布本町 - no sub-districts

Denenchofu minami 田園調布南 - no sub-districts

Tamagawa Denenchofu 玉川田園調布」in Setagaya(世田谷区)
一丁目 - 二丁目 first and second sub-district

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Den-en-chōfu lies along the Tama River, the natural border between Tokyo and Kawasaki, Kanagawa. It is served by Den-en-chōfu Station on the Tōkyū Tōyoko and Meguro lines. Den-en-chōfu includes many detached suburban homes with a variety of styles, including Japanese neo-classical, Edwardian villas, Swiss cottages and modern architectural designs.
- History
Den-en-chōfu was built based on the "Garden City" idea originally developed by the British city planner Ebenezer Howard. It is one of the most famous and top-class residential towns where many executives have their dwellings. Being 10 km away from the center of Tokyo, the area contains natural parks. The area has its own regulations for construction in order to preserve the town feel to the area. The residences are fairly big compared to normal housing in other areas in Japan, and the district is often compared to Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Den-en-chōfu
was planned as a garden suburb of Tokyo. In the early 1900s, financier Eiichi Shibusawa bought, named and developed the area by emulating the garden suburbs that were growing in metropolitan areas around the world, particularly those in Greater London.
Although the area was developing at an adequate pace,
it was the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923 that guaranteed his success. Central Tokyo was leveled in the earthquake, but Den-en-chōfu was virtually untouched; in the aftermath, the exodus of people from the central city to the less crowded, cleaner suburbs ensured that the Den-en-chōfu would prosper.
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

. Chofu Tama River 調布の玉川 .
and the Mu Tamagawa 六玉川 Six Tama Rivers.



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Shibusawa Eiichi, 1st Viscount Shibusawa 渋沢 栄一, (1840 – 1931)
a Japanese industrialist widely known today as the "father of Japanese capitalism".

He spearheaded the introduction of Western capitalism to Japan after the Meiji Restoration. He introduced many economic reforms including use of double-entry accounting, joint-stock corporations and modern note-issuing banks.
He founded the first modern bank
based on joint stock ownership in Japan. The bank was aptly named The First National Bank (Dai Ichi Kokuritsu Ginkō, now merged into Mizuho Bank) and had the power to issue its own notes. Through this bank, he founded hundreds of other joint stock corporations in Japan. Many of these companies still survive to this day as quoted companies in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which Shibusawa also founded. The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry was founded by him as well. He was also involved in the foundation of many hospitals, schools, universities (including the first women's university), the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and charitable organizations including the Japan Red Cross.
Another notable aspect of Shibusawa's career
is that, despite being the founder of hundreds of corporations, he refused to maintain a controlling stake in these corporations, effectively preventing himself from forming a zaibatsu. What is known as the Shibusawa zaibatsu was a holding company to look after his estate for his family. The Shibusawa Zaibatsu did not hold any controlling stake in any companies. Despite his lowly origin as a farmer, he was granted the title of Viscount, while all other zaibatsu founders were awarded the title of Baron. He was also awarded Shōnii, Second Honour under the ritsuryō rank system, which is usually given to high-ranking nobility and prime ministers.
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Hamasaki Ayumi 浜崎あゆみ, singer
Hatoyama Yukio 鳩山由紀夫, former Prime Minister
Ishihara Shintaro 石原慎太郎, former governor of Tokyo
Itsuki Hiroshi 五木ひろし, singer
Kobayashi Yoshinori 小林よしのり, manga artist
Matsuura Max 松浦勝人 マックス, recording executive
Nagashima Shigeo 長嶋茂雄, baseball player/manager
Nakai Kiichi 中井貴一, actor
Nomura Katsuya 野村克也, baseball player/manager


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Fujimizaka 富士見坂(田園調布)Fujimi slope to see Mount Fuji



In former times, Mount Fuji could be seen from the top of the slope.
Nowadays there are too many high-rise buildings



Denenchofu Fujimi Hall
1 Chome-30-1 Denenchofu, Ōta


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鵯を呼び田園調布冬めける
kamo o yobi Denen Choofu fuyu mekeru

ducks are coming back
to Denenchofu -
beginning of winter

Tr. Gabi Greve

渋沢秀雄 Shibusawa Hideo, his haiku name was Shibutei 渋亭.
(1892 - 1984)
渋沢渋亭 Shibusawa Shibutei


. fuyu meku 冬めく winter is getting "like winter" .


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Fuchuu, Fuchū 府中 Fuchu city
Musashi 武蔵


東京都府中市

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a city located in western Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 261,488,...
The government of ancient Musashi Province was established in Fuchū by the Taika Reform, and the city prospered as the local center of politics, economy, and culture. It prospered as a post town on the Kōshū Kaidō in the Edo period, and the Kita Tama District public office was placed here after the start of the Meiji era.
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645: With the Taika Reforms of the government of Musashi Province was established in Fuchū.
1333: The Battle of Bubaigawara was fought.
1602: The Fuchū post-town was established with the upgrading of the Kōshū-dochu road (Kōshū Highway).
1868: Nirayama Prefecture was established, ...
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- - - - - Fuchu Meisho Map of famous places
1.けやき並木 10.東京競馬場 19.常久一里塚 28.西蔵院
2.大国魂神社 11.ルミエール府中 20.白糸台掩体壕 29.二ケ村緑道
3.高札場 12.武蔵国衛跡地 21.本宿村 常夜燈 30.新田川緑道
4.多摩川 13.御殿地 22.多摩川砂利採掘場跡 31.下河原緑道
5.浅間山 14.国分寺参道口跡 23.府中の森公園 32.綜合卸売センター
6.多磨霊園 15.三千人塚 24.府中市美術館 33.武蔵の森公園
7.高安寺 16.高倉塚古墳 25.サントリー工場 34.武蔵野公園
8.分倍河原古戦場 17.御嶽塚 26.郷土の森 35.新田義貞の像
9.熊野神社 18.人見原古戦場 27.東郷寺 36.府中の森芸術劇場
- reference source : machinetfuchu.com/city/meisho/meisho... -


. post stations along the Kōshū Kaidō Highway .
9. Fuchū-shuku (府中宿) (Fuchū, Fuchu) / 甲州街道

. Musashi Fuchu Kumano Jinja Kofun 武蔵府中熊野神社古墳 .
2-9 Nishi-Fuchu, Fuchu city


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. Oota, Ōta 大田区 Ota ward .

. Musashi no Kuni 武蔵国 Musashi Province .


. Famous Places and Powerspots of Edo 江戸の名所 .

. Edo bakufu 江戸幕府 The Edo Government .

. Doing Business in Edo - 商売 - Introduction .

. shokunin 職人 craftsman, craftsmen, artisan, Handwerker .

. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu poems in Edo .

. Japanese Architecture - The Japanese Home .

. Interior Design - The Japanese Home .

. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .


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EDO - Jiyugaoka Yutenji districts Meguro


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Jiyugaoka Yutenji districts Meguro

Posted: 08 Mar 2019 09:42 PM PST

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Jiyuugaoka, Jiyūgaoka 自由が丘 Jiyugaoka district
Meguro, Jiyugaoka 一丁目 - 三丁目 first to third sub-district



A rather expensive residential area.
The name refers to a university campus named 自由ヶ丘学園 Jiyugaoka gakuen.
In 1927, the 東急東横線 Toyokosen opened a line and because there was a temple with 阿弥陀如来 nine Amida Nyorai Buddha statues, the area was called
Kuhonbutsu 九品仏. The name of the new 東横線 Toyokosen station was also Kuhonbutsu.
In 1929, when the 東急大井町線 line was prolonged, the Kuhonbutsu station became its station name.
So the Toyoko sen station was re-named Jiyugaoka Station.
In 1932, the name Jiyugaoka was given to the whole district.
In 1965, the spelling was changed from 自由ヶ丘 to 自由が丘 (with Hiragana GA が ).

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..... The name also refers to the broader area surrounding Jiyūgaoka Station, which includes both Jiyūgaoka, part of Midorigaoka and nearby Okusawa (奥沢) in Setagaya.
..... There are numerous apparel stores, speciality goods stores, cafes and restaurants. Jiyūgaoka is often considered as one of the most desirable places to live in Tokyo. The middle class demographic is also reflected in the concentration of private schools in the neighbourhood and the large number of after school juku.
- History
Jiyūgaoka was largely rural until the late 1920s, when rail service commenced. On 28 August 1927, Kuhonbutsu-mae Station (九品仏前駅 Kuhonbutsu-mae eki) was established on the Tōyoko Line. In the same year, Jiyūgaoka-gakuen High School was opened.
The school name, 自由ヶ丘学園高等学校, literally "Liberal Hill Academy", due to its liberal education (part of the Taishō period liberal education movement, later gave rise to the name of the nearby station and thence the entire area, similarly to the neighboring stations of Toritsu-Daigaku Station and Gakugei-daigaku Station (named for universities formerly located in the area). ...
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九品仏 浄真寺 Temple Kuhonbutsu (Kuhombutsu) Joshin-Ji
東京都世田谷区奥沢7-41-3 / Setagaya, 7-41-3 Okusawa



The temple was founded in 1678, the nine statues are a cultural property of Tokyo city.
Every three years the temple features a special festival,
o-men kaburi お面かぶり "wearing a mask".


A special bridge is built between the 本堂 main hall and the 三仏堂 Sanbutsu-Do hall and 25 selected people wearing the mask of a Bostatsu are allowed to walk over the bridge.

A similar ritual is held at the birth temple Tanjo-Ji of 法然上人 Saint Honen in Okayama 岡山県 誕生時.
. The Ceremony of the 25 Bosatsu 二十五菩薩練供養 .


. Kuhonbutsu Amida - Introduction .
Each statue features one of the
nine hand positions (mudra) of Amida Nyorai




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Yuutenji, Yūtenji 祐天寺 Yutenji district
Meguro, Yutenji 一丁目 - 二丁目 first and second sub-district



Mostly a residential area.
Yuten-Ji is a temple in honor of Saint Yuten and gives the name to this area.
. Yuuten, Yūten 祐天 Yuten Shami (1637 - 1718) .



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自由が丘の夕ベは氷る雪兎
Jiyugaoka no yuube wa kooru yuki-usagi

the night at
Jiyugaoka is freezing -
a snow rabbit



自由が丘の空を載せゆく夏帽子
Jiyugaoka no sora o noseyuku natsu booshi

summer hats
stick into the sky of
Jiyugaoka ...


山田みづえ Yamada Mizue (1926 - 2013)
Tr. Gabi Greve


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. Meguro ku 目黒区 Meguro ward .


. Famous Places and Powerspots of Edo 江戸の名所 .

. Edo bakufu 江戸幕府 The Edo Government .

. Doing Business in Edo - 商売 - Introduction .

. shokunin 職人 craftsman, craftsmen, artisan, Handwerker .

. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu poems in Edo .

. Japanese Architecture - The Japanese Home .

. Interior Design - The Japanese Home .

. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .


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8 Mar 2019

EDO - Minato ward legends


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Legends from Minato ward

. Minato ward 港区 .



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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

. tanuki 狸 - mujina 狢 - racoon dog, badger legends .

tanuki no kai 狸の怪 Tanuki monster
In the third lunar month of 1828 there was an old woman without any relatives working in a home. She fell ill and could not breath.
Soon many Tanuki came to the home, as if to visit the old woman. As the woman got worse, Amida appeared at her side and took her hand.
Then someone saw an old Tanuki come out of the room
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furudanuki 古狸 old Tanuki from Enokizaka slope 榎坂
At Enokizaka lived some soldiers in a rented home. Often someone strange came there at night.
In 1634, on the 15th day of the first lunar month one man hid after pretending to go to bed to see what was happening.
Something wit great sparkling eyes appeared. He caught an old Tanuki, he said!
But people thought that was impossible in the town and the man must have told a lie. The man soon disappeared.

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bakemono 化物 monster
A yoriki 与力 police officer named Kiribuchi lived in a house where a monster had been seen.
- One day a man called 雪飛 Yukihi visited Kiribuchi. He saw a maid-servant running down from the second floor with a pale-green face of fear, saying she had seen a monster upstairs. When Yukihi carefully went upstairs, the dressing table was open and in the mirror he saw something like a monster.
- One day the wife of Kiribuchi called her maid servant. The servant opened the door, kneeling on the floor asking what was the matter. When the wife looked closely, her face looked like a juubako 重箱 food box with many layers. Later they found a deep hole under the floor. After filling this hole the monster did not appear any more.

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butsubatsu 仏罰 Buddha's punishment
On the 28th day of the 8th lunar month in 1680, there was the ritual of painting eyes to the statue of the Gread Buddha of Edo.
They found four nails in the back of the statue and one parishioner wanted to pull them out, but could not do it. He got angry, but now some wood fell down and he got great wounds on four fingers of both hands.

. Tokyo Daibutsu 東京大仏 Great Buddha of Tokyo .
Joorenji 乗蓮寺 Temple Joren-Ji
板橋区赤塚5-28 / 5 Chome-28 Akatsuka, Itabashi ward

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. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .
Under a tree, a snake had swallowed a child of 4 years. The father of the child followed the snake and came closer. The snake blew a poisonous breath at him and his eyes could not open any more.

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hako 箱 box
One greedy practitioner of Shinto rituals once performed an exorcist ritual for a crazy man and got a box as reward. He was told never to open the box.
When he came home, others had brought him many treasures and he slept among them with his family.
The next morning, all the treasures had become impure.

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hotaru 螢 fireflies
At 蛇池 the Snake Pond at 龍土町 Ryudo district in Edo, someone went to see the fireflies. But there were so many, they overwhelmed him and he run back home in fear.
This happened in other parts of Japan too. This happens if the weeds turn bad at the beginning of summer.
. hotaru 螢 fireflies and Haiku .

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oootoko 大男 O-Otoko, giant
A man named 小島清次郎 Kojima Saijiro once scooped for fish at the river 古川 Furukawa with a friend.
Kojima had his leg and did not go into the river, he stood outside and held the bucket. A giant appeared and hindered him from walking this road. Kojima was a large man himself, so he was not so surprized and passed the giant by his side. When he looked in the bucket later, the four fish were all gone.

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reiken, reigen 霊験 miracle
In the autumn of 1795, an ill man living in 麻生 Asao had a dream. He went near the fox shrine 椙田稲荷 / 杉田稲荷 Sugita Inari, where there lived an old woman who performed purification rituals for him.
He should go to the Inari Shrine, say prayers and rub his ailing stomach. He did as told and was soon healed. As word spread, more people came to pray here and the man distributed clean rice to them. The Shrine became so popular, the Edo government later forbid people to go thear and soon the fad subsided.

Asao ku 麻生区(あさおく)Asao ward
in 川崎市 Kawasaki town (formerly part of Tokyo)
Asao-ku is one of the 7 wards of the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture.

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Under the Nara period Ritsuryō system, what is now Kawasaki Ward became part of Tachibana District Musashi Province.
. Kawasaki in the Edo Period along the river Tamagawa 多摩川 .

. Asao Fudo Temple 麻生不動だるま市 Daruma Market .

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yoobo 妖姥 / ヨウボ old monster hag
In the family of a yoriki 与力 police officer a baby had been born. The sanba 産婆 midwife took the baby in her arms and run to the empty nagaya 長屋 long store house.
When the family members run after her and finally got hold of her, she was indeed the midwife.
The old midwife who had taken the baby out of the house had disappeared. But soon after the whole estate went up in fire.



................................................................................. Akasaka 赤坂

. Hikawa Jinja 氷川神社 Akasaka 赤坂 .

Hikawa Myoojin 氷川明神 Hikawa Myojin and 十一面観音Juichimen Kannon
Around 950, a priest named 連林 Renrin from 近江国甲賀郡 Koga came to study to Hikawa.
That night he had a dream. An old man with white hair came to him and told him to dig out something from the ground and venerate it. This would become 守護神 the protector deity of the area.
When Renrin looked around he saw something golden and dug it out. It was 十一面観音 a statue of Kannon with 11 heads. So he built a Shrine and venerated it.
In 1066 there was a gread drought in the Kanto area and people came here to pray for rain. And indeed, it begun to rain soon.

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In Akasaka there lived a stupid kojiki 乞食 beggar called 亀次 Kameji.
After his death, he was reborn in the family of a Daimyo.
When the baby was born, it could not open its hand. Later when it finally opened its hand, the word KAMEJI was written inside.

. kojiki 乞食 beggar / binboonin 貧乏人 Bimbo, "a poor person" .
and Haiku by Kobayashi Issa

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. 赤坂伝馬町 Akasaka Denmacho .
小伝馬町 Kodenmacho and 大伝馬町 Odenmacho district

In Denmacho there was a strange person seen every night, almost like a monster from Ikebukuro.
One evening a man put a piece of paper and a brush outside. When the strange person passed, it stopped and wrote something like a word.




................................................................................. Atago 愛宕

onigawara 鬼瓦 demon roof tiles
At 天徳寺 temple Tentoku-Ji in 愛宕下 Atago-shita there is a demon roof tile with a tokin 兜巾(ときん)Buddhist cap.
Once upon a time, there was a fire and the sparks seemed to set the roof in flames. From this roof tile water begun to spray and the fire was extinguished.

. onigawara 鬼瓦 demon roof tiles .


Tengu wearing a TOKIN.



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iseki 異石 a strange stone
There are five different strange stones in Azabu:
麻布に異石が5種類ある。
寒山拾得石像に切られた痕が残っている。
夜久神の石像は願をかけると験が多く、長谷寺の僧の霊夢によって長谷寺に置かれるようになった。
陰陽石が縁結びの願を成就する。
道路に埋った石が願を成就する。
烏帽子形の石に日月の像が現れた。

Nearby was a rock called takaishi 鷹石 "hawk rock".
When the villagers tried to dig it out a long long time ago, there had a mysterious atmosphere about it, but that is lost today.


source : deepazabu.blogspot.com...
鷹石(烏石)Takaishi

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kieta onna 消えた女 a woman vanished
A man named 玉置清吉 Tamaki Seikichi walked along 麻布古川 Azabu Furukawa (old river) in the evening without carrying a lantern. A beautiful woman of about 40 years came walking toward him. He thought this was strange and wanted to let her pass, but the woman stopped to ask him the way. He told her where to go, and the woman did not even answer, but just went on. When he looked back a few moments later, the woman had vanished, but he heard a strange laughter from the river.


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Azabu Ichibei town 麻布市兵衛町

. kitsune densetsu 狐と伝説 fox legends .
In June 1752, the maid servant of a villager of Azabu Ichibei village was suddenly possessed by a fox. They tried all kinds of exorcism, but nothing helped.
The fox seemed to live in 松平紀伊守様屋敷 the estate of Matsudaira, Governor of Mikawa.
His daughter was from the Inari shrine in the estate of the Lord of Ishikawa 石川近江守様屋敷の稲荷, his wife from the Inari shrine of Sannocho 山王町の稲荷.
So they built a small Inari shrine to honor the fox family and prayed for the protection from fires.

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. unagi うなぎ / 鰻 a crazy eel restaurant owner .



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Azabu Kogaicho 麻布笄町

yashagami 夜叉神 Yasha deity -渋谷金王麿 Shibuya Konnomaru
At Azabu Kogaicho is 長谷寺 the temple Hasedera with a hall for the Yasha deity, 夜叉明王堂 Yasha Myo-O Do.
When Shibuya Shigeie build a castle, he had a stone statue of this deity buried in the Northern corner of the castle.
When later in the Edo period 阿部豊後守の臣安川繁成 Yasukawa Shigenari (1839 - 1906) lived here, he had a well dug out and they found the stone statue.
He kept it close to himself as his protector deity and sometimes saw Konnomaru in his dream, so he enshrined it. Later he had made 鬼の面 a demon mask with a features of Konnomaru.
The story is also told in Kabuki theater.

... Actor Ichikawa Ebizô as Shibuya Konnomaru Masatoshi

金王八幡宮 Konno Hachimangu Shrine
東京都渋谷区渋谷3-5-12 / 3 Chome-5-12 Shibuya



The Shrine was founded by the Shibuya clan in 1092.
河崎基家 Kawasaki Motoie (General of the Heian period), also called 渋谷重家 Shibuya Shigeie.
The Shrine was not destroyed in WWII and still shows the style of the Edo period.
Shinmon gate, Shaden, Haiden, Kaguraden, Homotsuden
- Deity in residence
応神天皇(品陀和気命) Ojin Tenno - Homutawake or Hondawake
15th emperor of Japan

At the end of the Edo period, the temple 澁谷山親王院 東福寺 Shibuyazan Shinno-In Tofuku-Ji was build next to it.
The eldest son of Kawasaki Motoie, 常光 Tsunemitsu, came here to pray.
He thus became an incarnation of the deity 金剛夜叉明王 Konno Yasha Myo-O. He then called himself
金王丸 / 金王麿 Konnomaru, Konno Maro.




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Shiba Myojin Shrine 芝神明社 / 芝大神宮 Shiba Daijingu / 芝神明 Shiba Shinmei
1 Chome-12-7 Shibadaimon, Minato, Tokyo
In the 9th lunar month of 1005, in 武蔵国日比谷村 Hibiya mura village in Musashi no kuni it begun to rain 幣帛 ritual wands and 大牙 large animal fangs from the clear sky. An oracle said a Shrine should be built here. This is the beginning of prestigious Shiba Myojin Shrine.

. Shiba Daijinguu 芝大神宮 Shiba Daijingu Shrine .

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. Zoojooji, Zōjō-ji 増上寺 Temple Zojo-Ji .
the family temple of the Tokugawa family - with some legends below
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choozubachi 手水鉢 hand-wash basin
The hand-wash basin of the temple was made from a special stone. Even after many years the water never got dirty.
Come too much rain or drought, the water level always stayed the same.

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water-tank at Shiba, with its monolith columns, on the tops of which festooned drapery in colours and gold is painted...
(Dresser, Christopher, 1834-1904)
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dochuu no fugu 土中の河豚 a Fugu blowfish in the earth
On the 17th day of the second lunar month in 1725 during the construction of a new building at Zojo-Ji they found a very large living fugu 河豚 puffer fish in the ground!
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. kitsune densetsu 狐と伝説 fox legends .
A young priest living in a dormitory at Zojo-Ji was bewitched by a fox and began moving like a woman. He told the head of the dormitory that he had lived in a small sanctuary in the park, but when the head of the dormitory destroyed the sanctuary, he had lost his home. Now he wanted a new 祠 sanctuary shrine.
The headmaster found out that many years ago there was someone called 花崎 Hanazaki, so he had a shrine built with a torii gate and called it
Hanazaki-sha 花崎社 Hanazaki Shrine.
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In the dormitory there was a small sancturay for a fox. The priests came here to have rituals and make offerings there on special days. Once after the offerings, a priest came to the dormitory door the next morning where he saw an ols man wearkng an eboshi 烏帽子 ritual cap asking for a favor. He had lived in the sanctuary for a long time, but now a new sanctuary for 弁天 Benten was putting shadow on his place and he wanted it to be relocated.
When the priest reported this to the head of the dormitory. The head found out that the priest making the offerings had in fact thought of Benten to grant him a wish. Anyway, they relocated the sanctuary and the man wearing the ritual cap came back to express his gratitude.
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. nekomata 猫また monster cat Yokai .
Around 1700 in a side-temple of Zojo-Ji called 徳水院 Tokuzui-In there lived 赤猫 a red cat. Once the cat was running after a mouse when it fell from the ceiling and called the prayer out
南無三宝 Namu Sanbo for help. People thought it might be a cat monster, but the animal disappeared soon after.
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. Onyo 音誉聖観上人 Saint Onyo Shokan Shonin .
音誉上人自ら火車に乗る Onyo Shonin riding the kasha 火車 "burning chariot"
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. Ryogaku 了学上人 Saint Ryogaku Shonin (1549 - 1634) .


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Shiba Tamachi 芝田町

. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .
In the eighth district of Tamachi lived a woman who had hated her husband. When she died they found a large dead serpent under her futon 蒲団 matres. The husband threw the serpent into the sea, but it came back to life and was back at the home before the husband returned.
After the official 49 days of mourning for his wife he got himself a new wife. But this woman fled the house the next morning.
One can only wonder what terrible thing happened in the house that night !

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. Edo bakufu 江戸幕府 The Edo Government .

. Doing Business in Edo - 商売 - Introduction .

. shokunin 職人 craftsman, craftsmen, artisan, Handwerker .

. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu poems in Edo .

. Japanese Architecture - The Japanese Home .

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7 Mar 2019

EDO - - - Gotanda Osaki


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Gotanda Osaki districts Shinagawa

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Gotanda 五反田 Gotanda district
Shinagawa, 西五反田 Nishi-Gotanda 一丁目 - 八丁目 first to eighth sub-district
東五反田 Higashi-Gotanda 一丁目 - 五丁目 first to fifth sub-district

The name means
five 反 Tan of fields,
one tan is about 1000 square meters.

The farming area in the Edo period was under the supervision of 大崎村 Osaki village.

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The district straddles the Meguro River, and is located between the Meguro and Ōsaki stations on the JR Yamanote Line.
The district is centered on the Gotanda Station, which is served by the Toei Asakusa Line and the elevated Tōkyū Ikegami Line in addition to the Yamanote line.
The JR loop severs the district into two districts.
Higashi (East) Gotanda lies inside the Yamanote loop, while
Nishi (West) Gotanda is outside the loop.
Nishi-Gotanda is largely residential, with moderately sized apartment buildings close to the JR station and quiet leafy streets in the outlying reaches. Higashi-Gotanda is home to Seisen University, NTT Medical Center Tokyo, several temples and shrines, and many office buildings. Higashi-Gotanda also has a substantial number of hotels, including some of the famed capsule hotel style. The sprawling world headquarters of Sony used to be found along Sony Dōri the eastern edge of Higashi-Gotanda, but most of the complex has moved to adjacent Shinagawa, Minato Ward.
One of Tokyo's busy major avenues (Sakurada Dōri — a part of National Route 1) passes through both halves of Gotanda, carrying traffic between the inner business districts ringing the Imperial Palace grounds and the outlying areas of Shinagawa-ku, Ōta-ku and beyond that the city of Yokohama.
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TOC(東京卸売りセンター)TOC Gotanda Messe



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Gotanda Jinja 五反田神社 Gotanda Shrine
神奈川県川崎市多摩区三田 / Mita Tama Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa



The Shrine was founded in the Kamakura period.
In the Meiji period, it was named 八雲神社 Yagumo Jinja.
In 1959 it was named Gotanda Jinja.

- Deities in residence
素盞嗚尊 Susanoo and 日本武尊 Yamato Takeru

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Temples in Gotanda



Honryūji Temple
3 Chome-6-17 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa

Hōtōji Temple
1 Chome-2-29 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa

Jushōji Temple
3 Chome-8-11 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa

Ryōshinji Temple
4 Chome-7-21 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa

Yakushi-ji Tokyo Annex
5 Chome-15-17 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa


安楽寺 Anraku-Ji
5-6-8 Nishigotanda

An-yōin
4 Chome-12-1 Nishigotanda, Shinagawa

Tokuzōji Temple
3 Chome-5-15 Nishigotanda, Shinagawa

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Oosaki, Ōsaki 大崎 Osaki district
(Ozaki)
Shinagawa, 大崎 Osaki 一丁目 - 五丁目 first to fifth sub-district
上大崎 Kamiosaki 一丁目 - 四丁目 first to fourth sub-district


In the Edo period, it was seen as
a part of 秩父山地 the Chichibu mountains reaching out 尾埼 o saki "like a tail" .

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Ōsaki (大崎) is a primarily commercial district in the northern part of Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan.
By today, this district has completed several urban renewal programs around Ōsaki Station of Yamanote Line, which include Ohsaki New City (completed in 1987), Gate City Ohsaki (1999),
Art Village Osaki (2007), Oval Court Ohsaki (2004), and ThinkPark (2007).
Rissho University, its predecessor established in 1580 and reorganized into a university in 1924, is a private university with the main campus in Ōsaki.
The 55th Prime Minister of Japan Tanzan Ishibashi served as this school's president from 1952 to 1968.
Ōsaki is now one of the seven "secondary city centers" (副都心 Fukutoshin) officially designated by the Tokyo Metropolis.
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Kamiōsaki 上大崎 is a quiet upscale residential district, with two special areas:


Chōjamaru 長者丸 Chojamaru / 白金長者丸 Shirokane Chojamaru in 2-chōme
and
Hanabusayama 花房山 in 3-chōme

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ThinkPark Tower Ōsaki シンクパークタワー
2-1-1, Osaki, Shinagawa



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... a 30-story skyscraper, part of the ThinkPark redevelopment area in Ōsaki, Tokyo.
... It was completed in 2007.
The ThinkPark complex, which encompasses the building, distinguishes itself by being the first green urbanism project in Japan.
Richard Seireeni of The Brand Architect Group named the complex, designed the logo and devised the green urbanism marketing strategy. This approach in turn helped the developers in renting the entire lease space over one year prior to opening. The main functions of the building are office and retail space for companies, restaurants, retail establishments and clinics.
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tatsu 竜 dragon
At the root of 松の大木 a huge pine tree there was a hole and water flew out of it.
On a day of a strong rainstorm, a dragon had come down from the sky and hid in this hole. The body of this dragon (and the water) is still somewhere below the fields of Gotanda village - or so they say.

. matsu 松と伝説 Legends about the pine tree / 松の木 .

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平塚市 Hiratsuka city 伊勢原町 Isegahara town

五反田 Gotanda
A 嫁 daughter-in-law was told to go out planting a large field in one day. She came back when the sun was about to sink down.
But she fell down at the doorstep and was dead.
After that, the field could never be planted in one day by one person and was doomed as unlucky.

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ぴしゃぴしゃと梅雨の五反田アスファルト
bisha bisha to tsuyu no Gotanda asufaruto

the asphalt
of Gotanda in the splashing rain
of the rainy season

Tr. Gabi Greve

高澤良一 Takazawa Ryoichi

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6 Mar 2019

EDO - Kiyosumi district


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Kiyosumi choo, Kiyosumi machi 清住町 / 清澄町 Kiyosumi district
江東区 Koto ward.
From the first to the third sub-district. 清澄一丁目から清澄三丁目.
Neighboring to 白河 Shirakawa district, 清澄白河 Kiyosumi Shirakawa,
Near the 深川村 Fukagawa village in Edo, 深川清澄町 Fukagawa Kiyosumi Cho.



Named after Kiyosumi Yahē 清住弥兵衛 Kiyosumi Yahei
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He must have been a man of considerable means because it's said that he financed the filling in and reclamation of the original marshland which effectively gave access to the high ground (where Kiyosumi Park is now located). The details about this family and personage are obscure, but if this tradition is true, these efforts to fill in the swamps would have made the lowlands not only livable, but suitable for business and its hilltop areas desirable for feudal lords serving sankin-kōtai duty.
This area was located near rivers which made it good for transporting goods. So the area definitely prospered after the land reclamation and so the name of Kiyosumi Yahē apparently stuck.
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The area in the beginning of the Edo period was quite a swamp and there soon were eight small fishing villages along the 隅田川 Sumida river.
In 1629 they were allowed to become eight independentvillages,
Fukagawa Ryooshimachi Hakkachoo 深川猟師町八ヶ町
Fukagawa Ryoshimachi Hakkamachi
(eight fishing villages in Fukagawa).
Yahei became the head of Yahei-machi 弥兵衛町.
The fishermen were obliged and privileged to bring their fish and nori 海苔 seaweed to the kitchen of the Shogun.
In 1695 the area was re-named to Kiyosumi machi.

The names of the seven other villages according to their headmen were
次郎兵衛町 Jirobei / 藤左衛門町 Tozaemon / 親兵衛町 Shinbei / 利左衛門町 Rizaemon /
助十郎町 Sukejuro / 彦左衛門町 Hikozaemon / 助右衛門町 Sukeemon
Sometimes 大島町 Oshima was counted as Nr. 9

In 1695, the individual names were changed to
清住町 Kiyosumi / 佐賀町 Saga / 相川町 Aikawa / 熊井町 Kumai /
冨吉町 Tomiyoshi / 諸町 Moro / 黒江町 Kuroe / 大島町 Oshima


In 1932, the Chinese characters for Kiyosumi were changed to 清澄町.

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Kiyosumi Teien 清澄庭園 Kiyosumi Park



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The grounds of Kiyosumi Teien (清澄庭園) were originally the residence of an Edo era merchant, and eventually changed ownership to a feudal lord who turned them into a garden. During the Meiji Period, the founder of Mitsubishi bought the garden to entertain his guests. It was donated to the city of Tokyo and opened to the public in 1932.
A highlight of the Kiyosumi Teien landscape garden
are the many stones set around the grounds. Landscape stones are highly sought after and valuable, and some of the ones in the garden are famous stones that were acquired from all across Japan.
When strolling the garden's grounds
be sure to venture across the stepping stone paths that are set in the water. This is called "isowatari", and from the stones you can see fish and turtles under the surface of the pond as well as reflections of the garden in the water.
The park is a short walk from Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station
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清澄橋 Kiyosumibashi bridge

Built in 1950, 22 m long and 12 m wide.
Northern side : 江東区清澄3丁目 - Kiyosumi
Southern side : 江東区福住2・深川1 - Fukagawa


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古池や蛙飛び込む水の音
furu ike ya kawazu tobikomu mizu no oto


Basho Memorial stone

. Kiyosumi Garden Pond and Matsuo Basho .
Those fish ponds of course do not exist anymore, but there is a large pond in the Kiyosumi Gardens not far from the Basho Museum. Not surprisingly, one of the three frog-and-pond haiku stones stands right in this garden.
In the expectation that this pond will help me to evoke the proper atmosphere I proceed to the Kiyosumi Gardens.
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. Shiba Sonome 斯波園女 (1664 - 1726) .
In 1690, Sonome became a student of Matsuo Basho. Her correspondence with Basho is quite well loved.
Her grave at park, close to Kiyosumi Teien 清澄庭園
at the temple 雄松院 Oshoin .
1 Chome-1-8 Shirakawa, Koto, Tokyo

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Shirakawa 白河 Shirakawa district
Koto ward, Shirakawa 一丁目 - 四丁目 first to fourth sub-district



At the temple Reigan-Ji is the grave of 松平定信 Matsudaira Sadanobu,
the Daimyo of 陸奥国白河藩 the Shirakawa domaine in Mutsu (Tohoku).
The first temple had been on 霊巌島 Reiganjima island, but was lost in 1657 during the great fire of Meireki.
The temple was relocated to its present place.

. 松平定信 Matsudaira Sadanobu (1758 - 1829).

. Matsuo Basho at Shirakawa no Seki 白川の関 .

Since the completion of the station 清澄白河駅 Kiyosumi Shirakawa Eki the area prospered ever more.
There are remarkable pieces of sparkling Silver art on the walls.



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深川江戸資料館 Fukagawa Edo Museum
1 Chome-3-28 Shirakawa, Koto



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Fukagawa Edo Museum - 深川江戸資料館
is a community culture center that was established in 1986. It has an Edo period display of reconstructed Fukagawa Saga-cho houses as well as a small theater and a lecture hall, coupled with the Shirakawa branch of Koto-ku administrative office. Since its opening, the center has held exhibitions regarding the history of Edo Fukagawa and has provided space for many cultural activities.
- HP of the museum
source : www.kcf.or.jp/fukagawa...



夕薄暑江戸の資料に猪牙舟も
yuuhakusho Edo no shiryoo ni chokibune mo

mild summer evening
at the Edo Period Museum
there is even a Choki boat


Saitoo Toshiko 斉藤淑子 Saito Toshiko


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EDO - Koraku Nishikata Suido



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Kooraku, Kōraku 後楽 Koraku district
Bunkyo, 後楽 一丁目 - 二丁目 first and second sub-district
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Koishikawa (小石川) is a locality within Bunkyo, Tokyo.
It is located nearby with the same name are two well regarded gardens:
the Koishikawa Botanical Garden (related to Tokyo University) in Hakusan, and
the Koishikawa Korakuen Garden in Koraku. 小石川後楽園
Koishikawa Garden
The construction was started in 1629 by Tokugawa Yorifusa, the daimyo (feudal lord) of Mito domain, and was completed by his successor, Tokugawa Mitsukuni.
Mitsukuni named this garden "Kōraku-en"
(Kōraku means "enjoying afterwards") after a Chinese teaching of
"a governor should worry before people and enjoy after people".
The garden shows strong Chinese character in its design, as it was influenced by the West Lake of Hangzhou.
It is one of three surviving Daimyō gardens of the many that were created in Edo after it became the military capital of the country, the others being the Rikugi-en and the Hama Rikyū gardens.
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小石川後楽園 Koishikawa Koraku-En Park



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Nishikata 西片 Nishikata district
Bunkyo, 西片 一丁目 - 二丁目 first and second sub-district



Literally this means 西側の片町 half of a village on the West-side.
It was on the West side of the 本郷通り Hongo-Dori (the old 中山道 Nakasendo Highway).
There were many Daimyo and Samurai residences during the Edo period.
In 1872, the lord of the 福山藩 Fukuyama domain, 阿部 Abe san, had his estate here and made it open to the public on the West side.
On the East side were farmers and it was known as
Komagome Higashikata machi 駒込東片町 "half of the village on the East side in Komagome.

Now it is close to the 東京大学 Tokyo University and many scholars and 文化人 men of culture live here.
During the Meiji period, 樋口一葉 Higuchi Ichiyo and 夏目漱石 Natsume Soseki lived here.
This area was spared destruction during the Great Tokyo Earthquake in 1923, so it still has the atmosphere of the Meiji period.


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. suidō 水道 - the many waterways and canals of Edo .


Suidoo, Suidō 水道 Suido district
Bunkyo, 水道 一丁目 - 二丁目 first and second sub-district



The name dates back to the time of Tokugawa Ieyasu who had a waterway built here.
It is known as the 神田上水 Kanda Josui.
In old maps of the Edo period, the following names are known
金杉水道町 Kanasugi Suidocho, 小日向水道町 Kohinata Suidochi and 関口水道町 Sekiguchi Suidocho.

In 1964, they were united with the name
- 水道町 Suidocho, Suidomachi.

. Kanda jōsui 神田上水 Kanda Josui waterway .

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There is another 水道町 Suidocho in 新宿区 Shinjuku ward
No sub-districts.



In 1911, the town 牛込水道町 Ushigome Suidocho was renamed to Suidocho.

Also related to the 神田上水 Kanda Josui.


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