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8 Dec 2018

EDO - Akaishi district Chuo



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Akashi district Chuo

Posted: 01 Dec 2018 08:42 PM PST

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Akashicho 明石町 Akashi district
Chuo ward, Kyōbashi Area (京橋地区), no sub-district



Fishermen from the town of 播磨国明石 Akashi in Harima no kuni (now 兵庫県 Hyogo) moved here. The Bay reminded them of home.
The Akashi district in Edo was rather small, on the East side of 明石橋 Akashibashi.
It also contained the districts of 十軒町 Jikkencho and 船松町二丁目 Funamatsucho, second sub-district.
Samurai and townspeople lived here side by side.
The story of the 47 Ronin from Harima is famous.
. Sengaku-ji and the 47 Ronin ( 忠臣蔵  Chushingura) .

In 1869, the area became 外国人居留地 open for foreigners to live.
Now there are many universities in the district.

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Akashicho Kawagishi Park 明石町 河岸公園






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聖路加国際病院 St. Luke's International Hospital
9-1 Akashicho, Chūō, Tokyo / Seiroka Kokusai Byoin

St. Luke's International Hospital is a general and teaching hospital located in the Tsukiji district of Chūō, Tokyo,



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1900 Dr. and Mrs. Teusler arrive in Japan.
1901 Dr. Teusler establishes an almshouse in Tsukudajima.
1901 St. Luke's Hospital is founded.
1917 St. Luke's Hospital changes its name to St. Luke's International Hospital.

- More in the HP of the hospital
- source : hospital.luke.ac.jp/eng...


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Seiroka garden 聖路加ガーデン Saint Luke's Tower
東京都中央区明石町8-1 / Akashicho 8-1


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a skyscraper located in Chūō.The skyscraper is 221-meter, 51-story and was finished in 1994.

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Akashi District (明石郡 Akashi-gun) Hyogo
was a district in Hyōgo Prefecture. It was formed in 1879 from the territory of the Edo period Akashi Domain. The district ceased to exist on 10 January 1951, when its last remaining municipalities merged into Akashi city. The area that the district once covered is now within Akashi city and western Kobe city.
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At the beginning of the Meiji era, the Akashi Domain consisted of the town of Akashi and 144 villages. In July 1871 the feudal system of domains and provinces was abolished and Akashi Domain became Akashi Prefecture. In November of the same year Akashi Prefecture merged into Himeji Prefecture, and a few days later it changed its name into Shikama Prefecture. In August 1876 Shikama merged into Hyogo Prefecture. On 8 January 1879 the national law on districts, wards, towns and villages was put into effect in Hyogo Prefecture and the district of Akashi was formed. The district's administration was located in Akashi town. When a new law on towns and villages came into effect in April 1889, the towns and villages of Akashi District underwent various mergers to form the following twelve towns and villages: ...
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Akashi is a city on Japan's Seto Inland Sea.
The ruins of Akashi Castle include 17th-century turrets, and surrounding Akashi Park is known for its spring cherry blossoms. Nearby, the Akashi City Museum of Culture displays prehistoric and Yayoi-period artifacts. The Akashi Municipal Planetarium has exhibits related to astronomy. East, the observation deck on the long Akashi Kaikyō Bridge overlooks Okura Beach.
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. Kawase Hasui 川瀬巴水 (1883 - 1957) .
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hokakebune 帆かけ舟 boat with high sail - Akashi bay
12 - full moon at Akashi bay




Akashi 明石町乃雨後 Akashi after the rain
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3 Dec 2018

EDO - Magome district Ota

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Magome district Ota

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Magome 馬込 Magome district, Ota ward
大田区, Magome 馬込 / 北馬込 Kita, 南馬込 Minami, 東馬込 Higashi, 西馬込 Nishi, 中馬込 Naka-Magome、
Magome-machi, Magomemachi 馬込町


Magome station map

ma 馬 horse // .. gome (komi) 込 bring in, include -- groups of horses
This was an important area where horsed of the Samurai were kept.

Magome is in the North of Ota ward.

In 1889 the village was named 馬込村 Magomemura, Magome-mura, together with part of 池上村 Ikegami-mura.
In 1928, Magomemura was re-named 馬込町 Magomemachi.
In 1932, Magomemachi became part of 大森区 Omori ward.
In 1947, Magomemachi: Kamata and Omori became one ward and Magome became part of Ota ward.

Magome was part of the land belonging to the temple Zoojooji, Zōjō-ji 増上寺 Zojo-Ji.
This temple has a strong relation to the Tokugawa Shogunate.


Kita-Magome
北馬込一丁目 - 北馬込二丁目 from the first to the second sub-district

Minami-Magome
南馬込一丁目 - 南馬込六丁目 from the first to the sixth sub-district
- History
A retainer of the Hojo clan of Odawara, 梶原助五郎 Kajiwara Sukegoro, was awarded the area and built the Magome castle 馬込城.

Near the castle was a temple named 萬福禅寺 - 萬福寺 - 万福寺 Manpuku-Ji, with the graves of the Kajiwara clan. There are many items found related to keeping horses from the Sengoku Period in the fifth sub-district.

Higashi-Magome
東馬込一丁目 - 東馬込二丁目 from the first to the second sub-district

Nishi-Magome
西馬込一丁目 - 西馬込二丁目 from the first to the second sub-district
- History
Photos from 1947 show that West-Magome was a large area of fields. Many remain to our day.
It became famous for its vegetables and later マゴメテニスクラブのテニスコート Magome tennis courts were established.

Naka-Magome
中馬込一丁目 - 中馬込三丁目 from the first to the third sub-district


- Other districts related to horses in Edo
. Komagome 駒込 Komagome districts "groups of horses, crowds of horses" .
There are two districts with this name, one in 文京区 Bunkyo ward and one in nearby 豊島区 Toshima ward.

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Manpukuji 萬福禅寺 - 萬福寺 - 万福寺 Manpuku-Ji Zen Temple
1 Chome-49-1 Minamimagome, Ōta



The temple is famous for the Haiku memorial stone of Muro Saisei, see below.


The temple is already mentioned in the 江戸時代名所図絵 Edo Meisho Zue.
The three main statues are Amida Nyorai, Kannon Bosatsu, Seishi Bosatsu.
The temple was built by 梶原景時 Kajiwara Kagetoki (?1140 - 1200).
Kagetoki was a spy for Minamoto no Yoritomo in the Genpei War, and a warrior against the Taira clan. He came to be known for his greed and treachery.
- - - More about Kagetoki in the WIKIPEDIA !
The temple burned down in 1320 and fell in despair. In 1575, it ws re-built as a Zen temple by 明堂文龍大和尚 high priest Meido Bunryu.
In 1606, after the death of members of the Kajiwara clan it fell in despair again.

- HP of the temple 曹洞宗萬福寺
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Magome no tsuki 馬込の月 Moon at Magome



Kawase Hasui 川瀬巴水 (1883 – 1957)
. Tokyo Niju Kei 東京二十景 Twenty Views of Tokyo .

Magome no sanbon matsu 馬込の三本松 three pine trees at Magome
at 北馬込二丁目 Kita-Magome second sub-district

They date back to the Muromachi period and lived more than 600 years. Pilgrims to the Ise Shrine passed here on their way back, planted the trees and used it as a prayer place to express their gratitude for a safe trip.
The three trees were lost in the early Showa period, but names of shops and a bus station in the area still remind of them.


photo from 1940.

In this area there used to be many pine trees, called the Pine Field of Magome village 馬込村松原 Magome mura Matsubara.

There used to be a mound, Sanbonmatsu-zuka 三本松塚, thought to be a Kofun mound, in the compound of the
Shrine 天祖神社 Tenso Jinja. a shrine also refered to as 伊勢宮 Ise Shrine.
2 Chome-28-14 Kitamagome, Ōta.
It was the protector shrine of the valleys of Kita-Magome, 北久保 Kitakubo, 松原 Matsubara and 堂寺 Dotera.



Further research in 1992 found that the moat was not a Kofun after all.


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Magome Writers' Village (馬込文士村 Magome Bunshimura)



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In the early 1900s, the area of Magome in Ota Ward attracted a number of Japan's top writers and artists. Novelists, sculptors and calligraphers all moved to the quiet countryside outside the capital to practice their crafts in a supportive community. Today, their cultural contributions are remembered in a comprehensive walking trail around the area known as the Magome Writers' Village.
A mural just outside Omori Station
depicting the faces of the Magome writers marks the eastern end of the walking trail. Much of the route is highlighted simply by plaques detailing individual writers or artists and their connection to a particular spot in the ward. However, several extant structures allow a more intimate glimpse into the lives of these cultural giants of the Taisho and Showa Periods. Visit the peaceful grounds of the home of Ozaki Shiro, a driving force in the local writer's community. Nearby, a detailed exhibit showcases the life and works of newspaper founder Tokutomi Soho. Along the southern end of the route, samples of the art of calligrapher Kumagai Tsuneko fill the rooms of her tiny home.
The Ota Folk Museum
sits at the midpoint of the route and offers a detailed look at not only the resident writers and their works but also the geography, culture and prehistory of the surrounding area. While exhibits are signed in Japanese only, an English pamphlet provides a thorough introduction to the museum's main themes.
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. Edo Tokyo Yasai 江戸東京野菜 vegetables of Edo .


source : amanaimages.com/info...
Magome sansun ninjin 馬込三寸人参(まごめさんすんにんじん) small carrots




Magome hanjiro kyuuri 馬込半白胡瓜(まごめはんじろきゅうり half-white cucumbers


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笹鳴や馬込は垣も斑にて
sasanaki ya Magome wa kaki mo madara nite

nightingale in winter -
the fences of Magome
have become scarce

Tr. Gabi Greve

. Murō Saisei 室生犀星 Muro Saisei (1889 - 1962) .



There is a memorial stone of this haiku near the temple Manpuku-Ji 万福寺の句碑.

. WKD : sasanaki 笹鳴 nightingale in winter .
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Magome 馬籠, Magome-juku - a postal station along the Nakasendo highway.
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25 Nov 2018

EDO - Shirahige district Sarutahiko

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Shirahige district Sumida

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Shirahige 白ひげ / 白鬚 Shirahige district "white beard"



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Shirahige Daimyojin 白鬚大明神 // Shirahige Myojin 白鬚明神 Deity
The white beard is a symbol of longevity.

Shirahige is another name for the deity
. Sarutahiko no Ookami 猿田彦大神 the Great Deity Sarutahiko .
Sarutahiko is also called 比良明神 Hira Myojin.

The oldest, main Shirahige Shrine is in Shiga, 近江 Omi, with a history of more than 2000 years.
It has about 300 sub-Shrines in Japan.
The Shirahige Shrines are often included in a pilgrimage to the Seven Gods of Good Luck.
They feature the deity 寿老神 Jurojin.
. Seven Gods of Good Luck 七福神 Shichifukujin  .



The Revelation Of Shirahige Myojin, The White-Bearded God
Tsukioka Kogyo (1869 - 1927) - Pictures of Noh plays
- 白鬚の曲舞 Shirahige no Kusemai, 観阿弥 Kan-Ami, performed in 1374
The story tells the founding of temple Enryaku-Ji, Mount Hieizan, according to the Taiheiki.
Kusemai was a medieval Japanese art-form believed to consist chiefly of narrative chanting (kuse), accompanied by dance (mai).


Kunisada Toyokuni


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- - - - - 白鬚神社 Shirahige Shrines in Tokyo
- Sub-Shrines of the Shiga / Omi Shirahige Shrine


墨田区東向島 3 Chome-5-2 Higashimukojima, Sumida
The deity in residence is 猿田彦大神 Sarutahiko.



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Shirahige Shrine Festival
This is a festival held at this shrine, which is one of Sumida River's Seven Gods of Good Fortune. It is said that "Mukojima's summer begins from here."
The Aori Lion Dance has recently been revived. A large number of people come creating a lively atmosphere. Zushina (names) of parishioners still remain making one feel the tradition. The shrine's mikoshi (portable shrine), Jusanban, parade around the town at the Main Festival held once every three years.
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- reference source : shirahigejinja951.wixsite... -

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4 Chome-36-18 Higashiyotsugi, Katsushika 葛飾区東四つ木
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6 Chome-19-18 Tachibana, Sumida 墨田区立花
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Shiga - Omi - 滋賀県高島市鵜川215 Ukawa, Takashima city, Shiga
The main Shirahige Shrine in Japan.

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Sarutahiko 猿田彦大神 / 猿田彦命
Shirahige Myojin 白鬚明神


This is the oldest shrine in the Omi region.



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Shirahige Jinja, Omi
An earlier post gave the lineage of the family called Shirahige. This post is about a visit to Shirahige Jinja in Omi. Remember how Yamato began in Awa-no-kuni, around Lake Biwa in Omi-no-kuni.
Shirahige Jinja (白鬚神社)
is in Takashima, Shiga-ken, located on the western shore of Lake Biwa. It is separated from the lake by a busy highway. Its first torii stands 58 m offshore at a height of 10 m. From the second torii of the jinja, the sun will rise through the torii on the lake on equinox days, for the shrine faces east, as most old shrines do.
This old shrine
was established by Yamato-hime, daughter of Suinin Tenno in the 25th year of his reign. The enshrined kami are Sarutahiko Okami and Shirahige Myojin. Sarutahiko is best known as the kami of the land who guided Ninigi, grandson of Amateru, in the tenson-korin tale. He is called the kami who opens the way.
Shirahige Myojin is an old man with a white beard, and he represents longevity. From our studies, we consider Sarutahiko and Shirahige (Sirahige) to be one. Recall our earlier post describing the great healing abilities of Sarutahiko and how he was the only one that Amateru met with just before his passing.
The haiden hall is unpainted wood that gives it a rustic feeling.
There are eleven sha on the premises. On the mountain beyond the red torii is the Toyouke Daijingu. It enshrines Toyouke Okami, grandfather of Amateru and great-grandfather of Oshihomimi.
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- - - - - HP of the Shrine
- reference source : shirahigejinja.com... -

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Kanagawa - Miura - 神奈川県三浦市三崎町小網代1516


In the 16th century, a fisherman had caught a statue in his net and built a sanctuary to worship it.
The present-day hall had been erected by the governor of Sagami, 三浦道寸 / 三浦義同 Miura Yoshiatsu (1451 - 1515).
The deity in residence is 中筒男命 Nakatsutsu no O no Mikoto, also called Shirahige Myojin.
Fishermen from the region come here to pray for a save and bountiful catch.

. Sumiyoshi Jinja 住吉神社 Sumiyoshi Shrines of Japan .
The three main deities are
Sumiyoshi Sanjin -- Sokotsutsu no Onomikoto, Nakatsutsu no Onomikoto, and Uwatsutsu no Onomikoto

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Saitama Koma-jinja 埼玉 高麗神社 Koma Shrine
833 Ooaza Niihori, Hidaka, Saitama Prefecture
Koma Shrine is located in Niihori, Hidaka City, Saitama Prefecture. The enshrined deities are Koma no Koshiki Jakko, Sarutahiko no Mikoto and Takenouchi no Sukune (a legendary statesman).
The shrine was founded in 716 by an emissary from Goguryeo, Koma no Koshiki Jakko, as the head shrine to guard the Koma district (present-day Hidaka City).
It was originally named Shirahige Myojin and is the headquarters of all the 55 Shirahige and Shirahige Myojin shrines in the Musashi province (present-day Saitama Prefecture), from which it is also called Koma Soja Shrine (the head shrine).
In the precinct are a lot of cultural properties including the Old Koma Family Residence. Since the Meiji period, a lot of people, who had visited this shrine to offer a prayer, became powerful politicians including prime ministers, the shrine has been worshipped as Shusse (career success) Myojin. Koma Shrine is also famous for cherry blossoms in spring and chrysanthemum flowers in fall.
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Shirahigebashi 白鬚橋 Shirahigebashi bridge
connecting Arakawa, Sumida and Taito.
Named after the Shirahige Shrine.
Built in 1914 by the company 白鬚橋株式会社.
There used to be a river crossing for the Shrine, 白鬚の渡し Shirahige no Watashi, at least since 1594.


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Higashishirahige Koen 東白髭公園 Park
2 Chome Tsutsumidori, Sumida

This is a long, narrow park along the Sumida River.
You can walk from Asakusa along the Sumida River and enjoy the nature.

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. Sumidagawa hakkei 隅田川八景 by 広重 II Hiroshige II .
白髯 落雁 Descending Geese at Shirahige




白鬚神社 Shirahige Jinja - 墨田区 Sumida ward


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. Kawase Hasui 川瀬巴水 (1883 - 1957) .
woodblock prints


Yuki no Shirahige 雪の白ひげ / Shirahige in the snow
Snow at Shirahige Bridge

Twelve Scenes of Tōkyō


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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

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Momodayū / Shiradayū Shinkō
Momodayū is also called Hyakudayū.
The name Momodayū appears as the kami worshipped by courtesans (yūjo) of Eguchi and Kanzaki in Ōe no Masafusa's Yujoki, and Masafusa also wrote in his Kairaishiki that Kugutsu worshipped "the hundred kami" (hyakushin). The Ryōjin hishō records courtesans "praying to Momodayū for the love of men" and calls it "that which courtesans like". Momodayū is a kami worshipped by puppeteers (Kugutsu, also written as Kugutsushi) and sangaku, and was also the kami of courtesans.
Momodayū was regarded as a male kami and many hundreds of wooden images of him were carved and enshrined. Momodayū is enshrined as a massha at various shrines in western Japan, including the massha Momodayū shrine worshipped by Ebisu Mawashi at Nishinomiya Shrine, and those at Nagato ichinomiya Sumiyoshi Jinja, Hiyoshi Taisha, Iwashimizu Hachimangu, and Usa Jingu. He is also worshipped as a "tutelary of roads" (dōsojin) and as a "kami that prevents pox" (hōsō yoke no kami).
Shiradayū is the first massha of those at the shrine Kitano Tenmangu, and is worshipped at Tenmangu shrines in various regions.
Shiradayū is often confused with Momodayū. One story relates that a shrine priest (shikan) of Ise's Outer Shrine, Watarai Haruhiko (862 - 944) who became a follower of Sugawara no Michizane, evolved into the "enshrined kami" (saijin) Shiradayū.
Another tells that the saijin at Shirahige Jinja in Ōmi was enshrined as Shiradayū.
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宗像市 Munakata city

At the Shirahige Shrine people make offerings of red auspicious rice for the annual festival of the ninth day of the ninth month.
The next morning exactly half of it is gone. The deity must have eaten it, they say.


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南原町 Minamiharamachi

In 1659, there was a huge flooding of the river.
Villagers saw an old man with a white beard floating by, sitting on the water practising Zazen meditation.

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- reference : nichibun yokai database -


. Edo, Tokyo 江戸 - 東京 - 伝説 Legends Index .


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白鬚の鳥居に波や神渡し
Shirahige no torii ni nami ya kami watashi

the waves at the gate
of Shirahige Shrine -
gods are leaving


宮地恒子 Miyachi Tsuneko

. kami watashi 神渡し "Gods are leaving" .
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According to the old lunar calendar in Novemer, when the deities of Japan, who gathered in Izumo, take leave and go back to their local areas.
There is usually a strong wind in the Izumo area.

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白鬚の鳥居をくぐるはぐれ鴨
Shirahige no torii o kuguru haguregamo

stray ducks
fly under the gate of
Shirahige Shrine


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22 Nov 2018

EDO - Senzoku district Ota Sensoku

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Senzoku district Ota

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Senzoku 千束 / 洗足 Senzoku districts - Kita and Minami
大田区 Ota, 北千束 Kita North Senzoku, 南千束 Minami South Senzoku
Senzoku district itself is in in Taito ward, see below.


Kita-Senzoku 北千束
北千束一丁目 - 北千束三丁目 from the first to the third sub-district


Minami-Senzoku 南千束
南千束一丁目 - 南千束三丁目 from the first to the third sub-district


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Senzoku 千束 Senzoku district "1000 measures"
Taito ward 台東区 千束, in the Shitaya area



The name Senzoku is very old. The area was near 浅草天王町 Asakusa Tenno-Cho, reaching all the way to 千住 Senju.
One explanation of this name "1000 measures of rice" say the area was near the 浅草寺 Asakusa Temple Sensō-Ji and had to provide kuyoo 供養 food offerings (rice) for the 1000 priests and monks of the famous temple district:
senzoku 千僧供 food offerings for 1000 monks.
But this explanation is most probably wrong.
soku (zoku) 束 was a measurement for the amount of 穎稲 rice before the harvest, 1束 - 稲10把
(10把 - 1刈)- 束刈(そくかり)sokukari / 束把刈(そくはかり)sokubakari
This would suggest that on the fields of the temple, they harvested 1000 soku of rice.


Shrine Senzoku Inari Jinja 千束稲荷神社
東京都台東区竜泉2丁目19番3号 / Taitō, Ryusen, 2 Chome−19−3

Built around 1670. It used to be in the compound of 浅草寺 Asakusa Temple as
上千束稲荷(西宮稲荷)Nichinomiya Inari and
下千束稲荷 - the protector shrine of the district 北千束郷 Kita-Senzoku.



Known as "the shrine of 樋口一葉 Higuchi Ichiyo".
- reference source : senzokuinari.tokyo-jinjacho.or.jp -

. Higuchi Ichiyo 樋口 一葉 (1872 - 1896) .
pen name of Japanese author 樋口奈津 Higuchi Natsu.

. Taitō ku 台東区 Taito Ward .


. Yoshiwara 葦原 / 吉原 pleasure quarters in Edo .
Senzoku 4-chome in Taito-ku
Yoshiwara 葦原 "reed plains" - and 川柳 Senryu poems


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Sensoku ike / Senzoku ike 千束池 / 洗足池 Senzoku pond
洗足池 "pond for washing the feet"

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Senzoku-ike is located in Northern Ota Ward, six stops from Ikegami Station. The area is named after the famous Buddhist priest Nichiren Shonin who washed his feet here on his way to Ikegami Temple. Senzoku literally means "washing your feet" which is exactly what Nichiren Shonin and many priests after him did at the large pond located here.
Senzoku-Ike (Pond)
Senzoku-Ike pond is famous for its scenic views and is a spiritual power spot where the natural energy from local vegetation is abundant. The park and pond are an ideal place for both walking and boating. There are paths around the water that will take you past small temples and the area where priests used to rest on their pilgrimage to Ikegami Honmonji Temple. Much of the path is covered in shade and trees and the pond can be circumvented fairly quickly taking a path approximately one and a half kilometers in length.
Small boats and swan boats can both be rented nearby the station side of the pond for those interested in spending 30 minutes or an hour on the water.
Senzoku-Ike Park
The park area surrounds the pond and includes wooden paths that cross over the water and a wide variety of trees and vegetation. There are many spots to stop for a picnic and during certain seasons and holidays, there are several food stands and activities to liven up the walk.
The graves of Katsu Kaishu and his wife who wanted to be buried with a view facing Mount Fuji. Katsu Kaishu was commander of the Tokugawa Navy and is famous for his role in the surrender of Edo.
Senzokuhachiman Shrine
The small shrine here is located on the opposite side of the pond from the station on a small hill. The shrine is surrounded by nature and a few statues in the shape of large horses. There are interesting events held in the shrine during festivals such as the Edo-Sato-Kagura (Japanese holy Shintoism dance).
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Senzoku Hachiman Jinja 千束八幡神社 Senzoku Hachiman Shrine


Edo Meisho Zue 江戸名所図会

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... Another story suggestive of the mysterious charm of the Senzoku pond tells how Minamoto-no Yoritomo (1147-99), the founder of the Kamakura shogunate, camped overnight in 1180 at Senzoku Hachiman shrine (glimpsed in the woods on the left of the woodblock print). While he was admiring the moon reflected in the water that night, a magnificent wild horse emerged from nowhere, its satin-smooth coat shining in the moonlight. Yoritomo caught the stallion, which he named Ikezuki ("Moon in the Pond"), and the steed became the shogun's beloved companion in his subsequent battles — he rode the horse during his entry into Kamakura later the same year.
..... Senzoku and Katsu Kaishu (1823-99)
..... Senzoku Fuchi Kyokai.
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千束池 Senzokuike, 20 views



洗足池の残雪 Lingering Snow, 12 views


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20 Nov 2018

EDO - Daikongashi district Kyobashi Chuo

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Daikongashi district

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Daikongashi 大根河岸 Daikon-gashi district
Chuo ward, 大根河岸 Kyobashi - Daikon Riverbank, Daikon Wharf



From the Edo period since 1664 till 1935 - for about 270 years, there was a part along the river 京橋川 Kyobashigawa and the bridge 紺屋橋 Konyabashi toward Kyobashi, where a vegetable market was held, the
Aomono Ichiba 青物市場 Vegetable market.

Since a lot of large radish was handled there, it was usually named
Daikongashi 大根河岸.

It was also called
Kyobashi Aomono Tabemono Gashi 京橋青物食物河岸 Kyobashi Riverbank Market for Vegetables and Food
since the market also sold fruit, fish and dried food.
After the Great Earthquake in Kanto 1923 new merchants came and 68 tonya 問屋 wholesale stores and
105 nakagai 仲買 broker stores were built.
In 1935, most were relocated to the 築地 Tsukiji Market.
The memorial stone for the Daikongashi market was erected in 1959.

. Kyoobashi 京橋 Kyobashi Bridge "Kyoto Bridge" .

. daikon 大根 Radish, Reddish "big radish" .




京橋大根河岸青物市場跡 Memorial stone for the vegetable market at Daikongashi

. Edo no Aomono Ichiba 江戸の青物市場 Vegetable Markets in Edo .

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source : asahi.com/special/tsukiji...
Photos from the Showa period (1926 - 1973)


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Daikongashi no asa 大根河岸の朝 Morning at Daikon Gashi / Dawn at Daikon Gaski Riverbank
from the series Twenty Views of Tokyo



from the series Twelve Views of Tokyo


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