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16 Nov 2018

EDO - Kameari district Kochikame Ryo san

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Kameari district Katsushika

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Kameari 亀有 Kameari district
Katsushika 亀有 一丁目 - 五丁目 first to fifth district / 西亀有 Nishi-Kameari



kame 亀 turtle / ari 有 there is
During the Muromachi period, this area was called Kamenashi (亀無、亀梨) "no turtle".
At the confluence of the former river 隅田川 Sumidagawa and 葛西川 Katsushikagawa there was a small island in the form of a turtle.
In 1644 the people living there did not like the name NASHI and changed it to ARI.

In 1889, 青戸村 Aoto village was merged with 亀有村 Kameari village、砂原村(西亀有付近)、上千葉村 as the village 東京府南葛飾郡亀青村 Kameao mura.
In 1918, 青砥駅 Aoto station was built.
In 1932, when the ward of Katsushika was created, 青戸町1 - 4丁 Aoto cho was allocated from the first to the fourth sub-district.
. Aoto 青砥 / 青戸 Aoto district, Katsushika .

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The area is perhaps best known for being the location of the long-running manga and anime series
こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所 Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo
about the misadventures of a cranky middle-aged policeman working in a police box next to Kameari Park.
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Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen Mae Hashutsujo (こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所,
lit. "This is the Police Station in Front of Kameari Park in Katsushika Ward"),
often shortened to KochiKame (こち亀), is a Japanese comedy manga series written and illustrated by Osamu Akimoto. It takes place in the present day, in and around a neighborhood police station (kōban) in the downtown part of Tokyo, and revolves around the misadventures of middle-aged cop Kankichi Ryotsu. The official English title is KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops.

It was continuously serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump for 40 years, from September 1976 to September 2016. Its 1,960 chapters were collected into 200 tankōbon volumes, making it the manga series with the highest number of volumes. The manga has been adapted into an anime television series, produced by Studio Gallop and broadcast in Japan by Fuji TV, three theatrical animated films (by Tatsunoko and Gallop, respectively), two live-action movies, several stage adaptations, and a live-action television series. As of 2014, the series had sold over 157 million tankōbon copies, making KochiKame one of the best-selling manga series in history. In 2005, TV Asahi named the anime number 36 on its list of the Top 100 Anime. The series was awarded a Guinness World Record for "Most volumes published for a single manga series."
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Real-life KochiKame
The real neighborhood police station on which the manga one is based.
Kameari Koen is an actual park in Tokyo's Katsushika ward. The police station is fictional, but it is modeled after a real one located on the north side of Kameari railway station. The manga has brought considerable fame to the neighborhood, and it draws sightseers from all over Japan to a (usually vacant) station in a nondescript residential neighborhood. There is only a vacant lot where the police station is actually supposed to be located.
In February 2006, two life-size bronze statues of Ryo-san were erected at the north and south gates of Kameari Station. There is currently a trail of 14 statues in the area.
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Ryosan Dorayaki 両さんどら焼き

As the popularity of this district was falling, the local merchants thought of using KochiKame for their revitalization programs.
They asked the publisher of the manga for agreement, but he refused. Then they asked the author of "KochiKame" and he was quite pleased.
They begun to make Kochikame dorayaki sweets and statues of Kochikame at the station, at benches in the park and other places. Now visitors could take photos and as Instagram flourished, so florished Kameari.
Now a KochiKame character walks along the shopping street on Saturday and Sunday and they have popular drum concerts at the station.




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亀有香取神社 Kameari Katori Jinja
3 Chome-42-24 Kameari, Katsushika, Tokyo



This shrine has two large turtles instead of Komainu guardian dogs at its entrance.



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- amulet for beautiful legs from 香取神社 Katori Jinja

健康美脚のお守り
okobo おこぼ okobo pokkuri sandals for maiko




. Katori Jinguu 香取神宮 Shrine in Chiba .
Katori-jingu Shrine, Sawara-shi, Chiba. Women perform the rice-planting ceremony to music.


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Kameari Takagi Jinja 亀有の高木神社
葛飾区西亀有4-15-20 // (旧称:第六天社 former Dairokuten Shrine)

The patron Shrine of the village 砂原村 Sawaramura in the Edo period.
The main deity is Dairokuten.
Re-named Takagi Shrine in the Meiji period.



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. Dairokuten Ma-O 第六天魔王 Big Number Six Heavenly Deity .


. 高木神社 Takagi Jinja .
Ōta-ku, Chūō, 6 Chome−3 太田神社
The Binbogami of this shrine is
Kuroyami Tennyo 黒闇天女 Lady Ten Deity of the Darkness
A sister of Benzaiten 弁財天の姉 (other sources quote 吉祥天 Kichijoten).


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. Katsushika ku 葛飾区 Katsushika 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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18 Oct 2018

EDO - Owari Kioi districts

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Owari district Chuo Kioi Chiyoda

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Owarichoo 尾張町 Owaricho district
Chuo, 銀座 Ginza fifth and sixth district



In the Edo period, there lived mostly townspeople and craftsmen in this area.
There were also many cloth and kimono shops, like 布袋屋 Hoteiya, 恵比寿屋 Ebisuya and 亀屋 Kameya.
Some craftsmen make special 雛人形 Hina dolls for the Hina Doll Festival.

When Tokugawa Ieyasu first came to Edo, this area was all sea, a great Inlay until Hibiya.
In 1603, Ieyasu ordered the landfills of this area. The Lord of Owari became the supervisor of the landfill here, hence the name of the area.


江戸名所図会 Edo Meisho Zue

Until 1930, the area belonged to 東京府東京市京橋区 Kyobashi.

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The Owari Domain (尾張藩 Owari han)
was a feudal domain of Japan in the Edo period. Located in what is now the western part of Aichi Prefecture, it encompassed parts of Owari, Mino, and Shinano provinces.
Its headquarters were at Nagoya Castle. At its peak, it was rated at 619,500 koku, and was the largest holding of the Tokugawa clan apart from the shogunal lands. The daimyō of Owari was Tokugawa-Owari family, the first in rank among the gosanke 御三家 three Tokugawa families .
The domain was also known as Nagoya Domain (名古屋藩)
The first leader was
Tokugawa Yoshinao (1607–1650), the 9th son of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
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. Owari shi Kannon 尾張四観音 The Four Kannon Temples of Owari .
- Aichi
- They were erected in the auspicious directions to protect the castle on Nagoya from evil influence.

. Owari Shippo 尾張七宝 Enamel art from Aichi .


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Kioichoo 紀尾井町 Kioicho district
千代田区 Chiyoda ward



Kioi is short for
KI Kishu clan 紀州家
O Owari clan 尾州家
I Ii clan 井伊家

The main estate (kami yashiki) of the Tokugawa family estates from 紀州徳川家 Kishu and 尾張徳川家 Owari were located here.
The 中屋敷 "middle estate" of the 井伊家 Ii clan was also located here. In the Edo period, this was mainly the name of the slope 紀尾井坂 Kioizaka.

The remains of these estates are now
Kishu - グランドプリンスホテル赤坂 Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka
Owari - 上智大学 Sophia University
Ii - ホテルニューオータニ Hotel New Otani


Kioizaka slope 紀尾井坂


. Benkeibashi 弁慶橋 Benkeibashi bridge .
The bridge connects to 紀尾井町 Kioicho, the area with the estates of the Kishu Tokugawa, Owari Tokugawa and Ii from Hakone were located.


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Daruma made from the petals of carnations
In 紀尾井町 Kioicho, Chiyoda, Tokyo

. hana no ka-petto 花のカーペット flower carpet .

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- reference : nichibun yokai database -
52 尾張 to explore
07 尾張国 (00)


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. Kioicho no densha 紀尾井町の電車 the train from Kioi village .
and an old fox


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鈴掛の揺るる小春や紀尾井坂
suzukake no yururu koharu ya Kioizaka


坂井建 Sakai Ken


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. Chūō ku 中央区 Chuo Ward - "Central Ward" .

. Chiyoda ku 千代田区 Chiyoda ward - "Fields of Eternity" .


. Edo bakufu 江戸幕府 The Edo Government .

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

. 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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16 Oct 2018

EDO - Hongo district Bunkyo

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Hongo Kikuzaka Kikusaka district Bunkyo

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Hongoo, Hongō 本郷 Hongo district, "original hometown"
Bunkyo ward

Hongō was a ward of the former city of Tokyo until 1947, when it merged with another ward, Koishikawa, to form the modern Bunkyō ward.

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The University of Tokyo (東京大学, Tōkyō daigaku, abbreviated as Todai (東大, Tōdai), is a major research university located in Tokyo, Japan. The University has 10 faculties with a total of around 30,000 students, 2,100 of whom are foreign. Its five campuses are in Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakano.
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. Hongo and Haiku .

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. Morikawa 森川宿 Morikawa rest station .
- Hongo Kaneyasu かねやす famous store for medicine

. Yushima 本郷湯島 Hongo Yushima .


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Kikuzakachoo, Kikuzakachō 菊坂町 Kikuzakacho, Kikusaka district
Bunkyo, 本郷4、5丁目、 Hongo, fourth and fifth sub-district
菊坂 "chrysanthemum slope"



The name dates back to 1460.
During the Edo period, many farmers growing chrysanthemums in large fields lived on this slope.
There are other slopes near by, 本妙寺坂 Honmyojizaka, 鐙坂 Abumizaka, 梨の木坂 Nashinokizaka . . .

On top of the Kikuzaka slope is
Kikuzakadaichoo 菊坂台町 Kikuzakadai district
In 1628, it was included in the wider area 大縄拝領地.
In 1652, the great fire destroyed most of the area.

In 1682, it came under the jurisdiction of the 町奉行 Machibugyo magistrate of Edo.
A 岡場所 cheap pleasure quarter was established .

Around 1820 there lived more than 288 families in this district.
The estate 道造屋敷 Michizo Yashiki was in this district.


. March 2–3, 1657 - Great Fire of Meireki 明暦の大火 .
振袖火事 Furisode Fire - started maybe at the temple 本妙寺 Honmyo-Ji in this district.


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. Higuchi Ichiyo 樋口一葉 (1872 - 1896) .
novel writer

Former Ichiyo Higuchi Kikuzaka Residence is in Kikuzaka.
The ido 井戸 well she used is still there.



There is also 一葉が通っていた質屋跡 the remains of the pawn shop she frequented.


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夜桜やうらわかき月本郷に
yozakura ya urawakaki tsuki Hongoo ni

night cherry blossoms .
a young moon over
the student's quarter

Tr. Gabi Greve

. 石田波郷 Ishida Hakyo (1913 - 1969) .



菊坂を上り下りして一葉忌
Kikuzaka o nobori-kudari shite Ichiyo ki

walking up and down
the Chrysanthemum slope -
Ichiyo memorial day


池亀恵美子 Ikekame Emiko


菊坂といふ裏町の蒼き冷え
柴田白葉女

菊坂に聴きたる父の喇叭かな
斎藤愼爾

菊坂の路地の奥より七五三
塩谷はつ枝

菊坂や上下隣横隣 松藤夏山
夏山句集


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. Bunkyō 文京区 Bunkyo ward, "Literature Capital" .


. Edo bakufu 江戸幕府 The Edo Government .

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

. 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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14 Oct 2018

EDO - Persons and place names index

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Persons and Place Names List

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. Anjincho district 安針町 . - Chuo
William Adams (1564 – 1620). Miura Anjin (三浦按針 "the pilot of Miura").

. Asakusa Heiemoncho district 平右衛門町 . - Taito
村田平右衛門守勝 Murata Heiemon Morikatsu, 1616 , from Hamamatsu, coming with Tokugawa Ieyasu

. Azabuichibeicho district 麻布市兵衛町 . - Minato
黒沢市兵衛 Kurozawa Ichibei. Village headman in 1695.


. Dokanyama 道灌山 Mount Dokanyama . .
太田道灌 Ota Dokan (1432 - 1486), builder of the first Edo castle.


. Fuyukicho district 冬木町 . - Koto
In 1705 Fuyukiya Yaheiji became the headman of district. Fuyukiya 冬木屋 was a rich lumber merchant family.


. Honjo-Aioicho district 本所相生町 .
Priest Honinbo Sansa 本因坊算砂 (1612 - 1623), famous master of the Go play.
The teaching of this school of go included:
To improve one's skills as one gets old and studies with its opponents, like a good couple which gets old together.
aioi was written 相老い to get old together.
相生 - to develop skills together

. Horiecho district 堀江町 . - Edogawa
堀江六郎 Horie Rokuro, a local fisherman from Edo.


. Ichigaya Sanaizakacho district 市谷左内坂町 . - Shinjuku
島田左内 Shimada Sanai, village headman around 1620.

. Iida-machi district 飯田町 . - Chiyoda
The village headman 飯田喜兵衛 Iida Kihei.


. Kagacho district 加賀町 . - Chuo
加賀平右衛門 Kaga Heiemon, headman of the district

. Kanda Saekicho district 神田佐柄木町 . - Chiyoda
Saeki Yataroo 佐柄木弥太郎 Saeki Yataro, a togishi 研ぎ師 polisher of swords and blades.

. Kanda Sakumacho district 神田 佐久間町 . - Chiyoda
Sakuma Heihachi 佐久間平八, a zaimoku 材木 timber, lumber merchant,

. Kasugacho district 春日町 . - Nerima
Lady Kasuga 春日局 Kasuga no Tsubone ((1579 – 1643), the wet nurse of the third Tokugawa Shogun Iemitsu.

. Kiyosumicho district 清住町 / 清澄町 . - Koto
Kiyosumi Yahē 清住弥兵衛 Kiyosumi Yahei, headman of the area.


. Matsugaecho district松枝町 / 松ヶ枝町 . - Chiyoda
In 大奥 Ōoku, the Women's quarters of the Edo castle lived an Elder Lady named 松ヶ枝 Matsugae.


. Ogawacho district 小川町 . - Musashino
小川九郎兵衛 Ogawa Kurobei (1622 - 1670), headman of the district.

. Otowacho district 音羽町 . - Bunkyo
音羽 Otowa. Retainer of 桂昌院 Keisho-In (1628 - 1705), Mother of Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi.


. Reiganjima Island 霊巌島 / 霊岸島 . - Chuo
Reigan 霊巌 Priest Reigan (1554 - 1641) - 雄誉霊巌 Yuyo Reigan.


. Saruwakacho district 猿若町 . - Taiko
Saruwaka Kanzaburō 猿若勘三郎 (1598 - 1658), founder of Edo Kabuki.

. Shoanmura village 松庵村 . - Suginami
荻野松庵 doctor Ogino Shoan, He died in 1665. He developed the farming area, 松庵新田 Shoan Shinden.

. Sunamura district 砂村 "Sand village" . - Koto
named after its developer, 砂村新四郎 Sunamura Shinshiro, the brother of 砂村新左衛門 Sunamura Shinzaemon (1601 – 1668).


. Tomizawacho district 富沢町 . - Chuo
Tobisawa Jinnai 鳶沢甚内, Samurai from Odawara.


. Yayosugashi district 八代洲河岸 / Yaesu 八重洲 . - Chuo
Jan Joosten van Lodensteyn - ヤン・ヨーステン ファン・ローデンスタイン (1557 - 1623) / 耶揚子.


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. 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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4 Sep 2018

EDO - Kashiwagi district Shinjuku

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Kashiwagi district Shinjuku

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Kashiwagi mura 柏木村 Kashiwagi village, "oak tree"
Shinjuku 新宿区 /
北新宿 Kita-Shinjuku first to fourth sub-district, 西新宿 Nishi-Shinjuku sixth to eighth district



A triangular piece of land, surrounded by the river 神田川 Kandagawa, the 青梅街道 Ome Kaido and the modern road 小滝橋通り Otakibashidori.

In the mid-Heian period the regent of Musashi resided here around 1030. His name was
Kashiwagi Emonnosuke Yorisue 柏木右衛門佑頼季/ 柏木右衛門佐頼秀.
He had fought against the regents of Kazusa and Mutsu in the North and as a reward was granted the land from
Kashiwagi (North-Shinjuku) to 角筈 Tsunohazu (West-Shinjuku).
His residence later became the temple

Enshooji 円照寺 / 圓照寺 Ensho-Ji
Shinjuku, 北新宿 Kita-Shinjuku 3-23-2

In the temple compound is a famous cherry tree, Emon sakura 右衛門桜, now in the third generation


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The temple dates back at least to 940. Priest 貞崇僧都 Jozu (Teizu, 866 - 944) built a 薬師堂 hall for Yakushi Nyorai and placed a Yakushi statue here.
藤原秀郷 Fujiwara no Hidesato came here to pray for his health on the war campaign to the North, fighting 平将門 Taira no Masakado.



The temple was lost to fire around 1600, but later rebuilt on request of
. Lady Kasuga 春日局 Kasuga no Tsubone .
(1579 – 1643)

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During the Edo period, the villages of 柏木 Kashiwagi and 大久保 Okubo were agricultural districts on either side of Hyakunin-cho where samurai warrior residences were located.
These villages were known as vegetable producing areas. The samurai families cultivated plants and flowers and this a tradition was continued through the Meiji period (1868-1912) even though the samurai class itself had disappeared by then.
The area was particularly famous for its azaleas (tsutsuji).
Since Hyakunin-cho was a residential area of the constables (doshin) belonging to the Hyakunin (hundred-man) brigade of shooters operated by the Bakufu military government during the Edo period. During festivals held at the Kaichu Inari Shrine, they fired ceremonial volleys with firelocks.
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. Hyakuninchoo 百人町 Hyakunincho district .

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柏木公園 Kashiwagi Koen Park
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Haiku poet
Samurai from Awa, Tokushima. Worked for Yanagizawa Yoshiyasu (time of Shogun Tsunayoshi). Sarumino.

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. Odawara imono 小田原 鋳物 Odawara casting .
In 1686, the Kashiwagi family relocated to Odawara's Nabe Town under the auspices of the Okubo family, where they started a casting business as well. When Yamada Jirozaemon's descendants moved to Tokyo in 1891, the Kashiwagi family purchased the Yamada family's casting facilities lock, stock and barrel. With this, the Kashiwagi family's production capabilities increased dramatically, and the techniques they developed form the backbone of today's Odawara casting methods.


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EDO - Mikawa district Kanda Chiyoda

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Mikawa district Kanda Chiyoda

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Mikawa choo 三河町 Mikawacho, Mikawa district
Chiyoda ward 千代田区 / 内神田 Uchi-Kanda first district and 神田司町2丁目 Kanda Tsukasa machi second district
and 神田美土代町の一部 part of Kanda Mitoshiro cho
神田区三河町 Kanda Mikawa cho was a rather long and thin district in the Edo period.



The name refers to the Mikawa region (now Aichi prefecture), where Tokugawa Ieyasu was born.
When he came to Edo in 1590, he had his 下級武士 junior Samurai retainers settle in this district.
It is one of the old districts in Edo.
In the Meiji period it got the name of 神田区三河町 Kanda Mikawa cho.
In 1953, the first sub-district became 鎌倉町 Kamakura machi, the second to fourth sub-district were merged to
神田司町 Kanda Tsukasa machi and the old name was lost.


. Tokugawa Ieyasu 徳川家康 (1543 - 1616) .

. hachoo miso, hatchoo miso 八丁味噌 from the Mikawa region. .
a favorite food of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

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. Mikawa dolls 三河人形 .
made in the towns of Toyokawa and Toyohashi and many other places in Aichi prefecture.

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Mikawa Province (三河国 Mikawa no kuni)
was an old province in the area that today forms the eastern half of Aichi Prefecture.
Its abbreviated form name was Sanshū (三州 or 参州). Mikawa bordered on Owari, Mino, Shinano, and Tōtōmi Provinces.
Mikawa is classified as one of the provinces of the Tōkaidō. Under the Engishiki classification system, Mikawa was ranked as a "superior country" (上国) and a "near country" (近国) in terms of its distance from the capital.
..... However, by the Sengoku period, the province had fragmented into many small territories largely dominated by the Matsudaira clan, and contested by the Imagawa clan to the east and the Oda clan to the west. It was united under Tokugawa Ieyasu after the power of the Imagawa had been destroyed at the Battle of Okehazama. After the creation of the Tokugawa shogunate, parts of the province were assigned as feudal domains to trusted hereditary retainers as fudai daimyōs, with large portions retained as tenryō territory administered by various hatamoto directly under the shogunate.
During the Edo period, Mikawa was the only area permitted by the shogunate to produce gunpowder, which led to its modern fireworks industry.
..... The entire territory of former Mikawa Province became part of the new Aichi Prefecture in January 1872.


Hiroshige "Mikawa" in "The Famous Scenes of the Sixty States" (六十余州名所図会),
depicting the mountainous scenery around the temple of Hokai-ji, a popular pilgrimage destination in Mikawa
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The author of the famous tales of
Hanshichi Torimonocho 半七捕物帳 The Curious Casebook of Inspector Hanshichi
Okamoto Kido 岡本綺堂 (1872 - 1939)
lived in 三河町 Mikawa cho.

a Japanese author. His real name was Keiji Okamoto (岡本敬二 Okamoto Keiji). His best known work is the Shin Kabuki play Bancho Sarayashiki.
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Hanshichi was often called
Mikawa no Oyabun 三河の親分 The Boss of Mikawa


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2 Sep 2018

EDO - Shinano district Shinjuku

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Shinano district Shinjuku

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Shinanochoo, Shinanomachi 信濃町 Shinano district
Shinjuku 新宿区 信濃町 no sub-districts



It is named after the Shinano province of old, now Nagano, where the lord of Shinano
永井尚政 Nagai Naomasa had his estate.
There were no townspeople living in this district, only some Daimyo estates.
Shinano Tono Machi 信濃殿町
Shinanohara 信濃原


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Shinano Province (信濃国 Shinano no kuni) or Shinshū (信州)
is an old province of Japan that is now Nagano Prefecture.
Shinano bordered on Echigo, Etchū, Hida, Kai, Kōzuke, Mikawa, Mino, Musashi, Suruga, and Tōtōmi Provinces. The ancient capital was located near modern-day Matsumoto, which became an important city of the province.
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In 713, the road that traverses Mino and Shinano provinces was widened to accommodate increasing numbers of travelers through the Kiso District of modern Nagano Prefecture.
In the Sengoku period,
Shinano Province was often split among fiefs and castle towns developed, including Komoro, Ina, and Ueda. Shinano was one of the major centers of Takeda Shingen's power during his wars with Uesugi Kenshin and others.
Suwa taisha was designated as the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) for the province.
In 1871, during the Meiji period, with the abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures (Haihan Chiken) after the Meiji Restoration, Shinano Province was administratively separated in 1871 into Nagano and Chikuma prefectures. These two tentative governmental and territorial units were reconfigured together again in 1876.
This became the modern prefecture of Nagano, which remains substantially unchanged from that time.
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永井尚政 Nagai Naomasa (1587 – October 16, 1668)



... was a Japanese daimyō of the Edo period, who ruled the Uruido, Koga and Yodo Domains. The eldest son of Nagai Naokatsu, he fought at the Battle of Sekigahara and the Siege of Osaka. During the Shimabara Rebellion he was assigned to defend Kyoto.
Naomasa held junior 4th court rank, lower grade (従四位下 ju shii no ge) and the title of 信濃守 Shinano no Kami.
He retired in early 1658 and became a monk, taking the name Shinsai.
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永井尚政 数寄に通じた幕府の重鎮
深谷信子 Fukaya Nobuko


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Sōka Gakkai 創価学会 Soka Gakkai



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Shinanomachi has so many buildings and believers of 創価学会 Soka Gakkai, so Shinamomachi is called
Gakkai Village, Soka Gakkai Town, or Soka Kingdom.

Daisaku Ikeda (池田大作) : The third leader of Soka Gakkai.
Komeito (公明党) : A political party founded and supported by members of Soka Gakkai.
Seikyo Shimbun (聖教新聞) : Soka Gakkai's daily newspaper.

Soka Gakkai Headquarters - Kosen Rufu Daiseido 広宣流布大誓堂
with many Soka Gakkai goods
Seikyo Shimbun (the Soka Gakkai newspaper)

Hakubundo Shoten (博文堂)
Hakubun Eikou Do (博文栄光堂)

Keio University Hopital
Shinanomachi Mint Candy
Shinanomachi Shoten Shinkokai (信濃町商店振興会)
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Tricolor flag of blue, yellow, and red are the symbol of Soka Gakkai.
Blue means peace, yellow means glory, and red means victory.



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is a Japanese Buddhist religious movement based on the teachings of the 13th-century Japanese priest Nichiren as taught by its first three presidents Tsunesaburō Makiguchi, Jōsei Toda and Daisaku Ikeda. It is the largest of the Japanese new religions and holds the largest membership among Nichiren Buddhist groups.
"The Gakkai" bases its teachings on Nichiren's interpretation of the Lotus Sutra and places chanting "Nam Myōhō Renge Kyō" at the center of devotional practice. The organization promotes its goals as supporting "peace, culture, and education".
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................................................................................. Nagano 長野県
上水内郡 Kami-Minochi district 信濃町 Shinano town



Shinano is located in far northern Nagano Prefecture, bordered by Niigata Prefecture to the north.
Lake Nojiri and Mount Kurohime are in Shinano.
The area of present-day Shinano was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern village of Shinano was created by the merger of the villages of Kashiwabara and Fujisato on July 1, 1955. Shinano merged with the neighboring villages of Furuma and Shinanojiri to form the town of Shinano on September 30, 1956.
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. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .
If a serpent or snake takes possession of a human, they must perform special exorcism rituals to heal.


. kitsune 狐 the fox in Japanese culture and tales .
If a fox takes possession of a human, they must perform special exorcism rituals to heal.

inari イナリ the fox deity
Sometimes people are allowed to sit on a Inari fox statue and dance, イナリオドリ inari odori.
Such a person is able to answer all kinds of questions during such a session. To end the ritual, people must chant:
「天タタラ、地タタラ、国王タタラ、天ビャク、地ビャク、ワレニ、ヒカレヌ、ネガタキマツワ、
コモアラジ、サラサラト、アガリタマエ、ヨモノカミ」



. neko 猫 / ねこ と伝説 Legends about cats, Katzen .
Cats can take possession of humans.
Once a poor old woman was so hungry she killed a cat and ate it. But the cat took possession and the woman begun to run around the eaves of her home.

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yuurei 幽霊 ghost
A ghost appears when the dead person has left some unfinished business and grudges in this world.
Some take the form of a woman with long tangled hair, with hands hanging down below the breast and no feet.
Once a farmer saw such a ghost under 柳の木 a willow tree.
Another one was seen in the private graveyard of an estate.
But the reason why some can see them is not quite clear.

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1 Sep 2018

EDO Morikawa juku district Bunkyo

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Morikawajuku station Bunkyo

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Morikawajuku 森川宿 Morikawa rest station
森川宿追分 Morikawajuku Oiwake  // 森川町 Morikawa cho
文京区 Bunkyo ward 本郷 Hongo fifth and sixth sub-district



Here was the first ichirizuka 一里塚 stone marker mound of the 中仙道 Nakasendo Highway, where the 日光御成道(岩槻街道) Nikko Onari Michi started.

Until the middle of the 18th century, there ware many enoki 榎 nettle trees along the road, but they were cut down to make a wider road for fire prevention and enlargement of the street.
The corner shop 高崎屋 Takasakiya in the Edo period was a Sake store and also money changer, who only sold goods for money.
The road to the left of the store is the Nakasendo Highway.



Oiwake Ichirizuka post

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Kaneyasu かねやす

A saying from Edo:
Hongo mo Kaneyasu made wa Edo no uchi 本郷もかねやすまでは江戸の内
Hongo belongs to the city of Edo until the store of Kaneyasu.




Kaneyasu Yuuetsu 兼康祐悦 
Kaneyasu was a 口中医(歯医者) dentist who came to Edo at the time of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
兼康祐元 Kaneyasu Yugen, the third generation, opened the corner store かねやす Kaneyasu in 1617. The store also sold nyuukoosan 乳香散 Nyukosan, a kind of toothpaste.
His store was at the traffic crossing Hongo Third District 本郷三丁目の交差点. It remains there to our day, now as a store selling cloths.
nyuukoo 乳香 francinsense, Olibanum, was an ingredient of Nyukosan.






. Hongō, Hongoo 本郷 Hongo district .

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Walking along the Nakasendo from the store of Kaneyasu, there was the station 森川宿 Morikawa-juku.
The 宿 juku here does not mean a postal station, but just a place to stand and take a rest, tatejuku 立宿.
Travelers and horse leaders could take a rest and refreshments, before coming to the first postal station of the Nakasendo,
Itabashi-shuku 板橋宿 Itabashi.

. Nakasendoo 中山道 Nakasendo Highway .

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In the Edo period, there was the estate of
森川金右衛門 Morikawa Kinemon.
Kinemon was an official of the Edo Bakufu government, taking care of the safety of this crossroads.

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. Yaoya no O-Shichi 八百屋のお七 Greengrocer's Daughter Oshichi .
She was born in Morikawajuku.

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30 Aug 2018

EDO - Udagawa district Shibuya

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Udagawa district Minato Shibuya

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Udagawa choo, Udagawachō 宇田川町 Udagawa district
渋谷区 Shibuya ward, no sub-districts



River Udagawa 宇田川 can not be seen from this district.
It used to be a small shopping district of Tokyo, but recently many highrise buildings were erected.

The name might refers to a retainer of the Hojo clan
宇田川和泉守長清 Udagwa Izumi no Kami Nagakiyo
who had his estate in this area.
In 1590, Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeated the Hojo in Odawara and Hojo Ujimasa killed himself.
Later Udagawa in Edo became the head man of a district named after him.

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River 宇田川 Udagawa is a tributary of the river 渋谷川 Shibuyagawa.
In a print by 長谷川雪旦 Hasegawa Settan, Yoyogi Hachimangu, there is a Shinto shrine on a hill, with the river Udagawa running below.
In the Edo period, there was a bridge, 五石橋 Goseki-Kyo over the river.
(Now this is around 神山町5番 Kamiyama, fifth sub-district.
It flowed into the Shibuyagawa close to Shibuya station, at the bridge 宮益橋 Miyamasubashi.

The Udagawa River is a tributary of the Shibuya River. Though now a culvert, its name lives on -- the district north of JR Shibuya Station is called Udagawacho. The Shibuya River used to flow round an elevated area, which was to the right of the land depicted in the print -- and which encompasses what are now Yoyogi Park and Meiji Shrine. Today it runs along part of Meiji-dori near Ebisu Station and then on into Tokyo Bay.
. Yoyogi Hachimangu 代々木八幡宮 .

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. Udagawa Yōan 宇田川榕菴 Udagawa Yoan (1798 - 1846) .
a 19th-century Japanese scholar of Western studies, or "Rangaku".
Tsuyama Archives of Western Learning 津山洋学資料館
The origin of the Chinese characters for coffee 珈琲
Mead, Mede in the Edo Period in Japan ミード / 蜂蜜酒 


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