Learn the history of Koto-ku — Edo version
Museum and Shinto shrine, cultural assets conveying state of Edo in now are left in Koto City. You wait, and please enjoy walk while reading history.
List of sightseeing theme spots
In colonnade space from the first floor under the ground to the second floor above the ground, we reproduce cityscape of the Edo era (we assume the Tenpo era year) and life of general public. This shows details of the two row houses, a fruit and vegetable store, a rice-polishing store, a fire watchtower, a canal on which a long, thin small boat floats, and all of the daily household amenities. Furthermore, we gather state of one-day living of Fukagawa for around 15 minutes and direct in sound and lighting.
We establish museum in the ground of proximity of barrier "Nakagawa guard station" set up in Onagigawa River by Kawaguchi to convey history of city of attractive waters, Koto, and, by dioramas, we reproduce Nakagawa guard station, and transportation by water of Kanto and Edo, history, culture of Koto City display document that it is revealed.
It is famous for the Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri, one of the three major Edo festivals. At the main festival, held once every three years, Mikoshi Rengo Togyo is conducted in which approximately 50 portable shrines are carried through the town. This sight also called "Mizukake Matsuri," (which means "festival of throwing water") as water is splashed vigorously over the carriers of the shrines. The Tatsumi Geisha Tekomai (portable shrine leading dance) and refined head constructors cheering and carrying heavy wood structures conjures up the atmosphere of the Edo period. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine is the origin of Sumo wrestling held as a charity for temples or shrines. It has been closely associated with Sumo. The Yokozuna Rikishi monument and Ozeki Rikishi monument stand on the precincts.
Former residential house of Oishi family is the oldest private house house existing in ward built in the Edo era. It is precious house to leave building original figure through repeated disasters such as major earthquakes of (1855) at the present in 1855. Was appointed in tangible cultural property (building) of Koto City in (1994) March in 1994 to protect, and to convey the cultural historic value and was restored removing and rebuilding after the dismantling investigation here in 1996.
Kameidoten Shrine, where Michizane Sugawara is enshrined, is well-known as the downtown Tenjin-sama and is popular among many people. In addition, beauty of plum and wisteria is described in "famous place Edo 100 view" of Hiroshige, and flower of wisteria is famous even now, and it is in one of "new Tokyo 100 view".
Hachiroemon Fukagawa and others which came from Settsu country (Osaka) in Keicho (1596-1615) reclaimed Nitta in this neighborhood. Reclaimed land is named deep Kawamura by the family name and is beginning of local name called "Fukagawa" that this continues in now. In the generation of the foundation of Fukagawa Shinmeigu Shrine, we are missing, but we worship in small shrine which there was since before having reclaimed strip of paper of three characters of "the Grand Shrine at Ise" of the Emperor Gotsuchimikado Emperor's holograph that we always possessed, and Hachiroemon Fukagawa does, and what we did with guardian angel of village is said to be opening. Kotobuki Oigami said to that there are one, benefit of life extension longevity of Fukagawa Shichifukujin(Seven Gods of Good Fortune) is worshiped by company in corner of the precincts.
It is Shinto shrine which is famous in "Mt.Fuji-shaped mound of Kameido" built "ring of Japanese nutmeg" that size to come out in the precincts in the end of June is said to be Toichi Seki using "kogai mound" related to ototachibanahime and the kogai mound and done mound every year. After having thrown the body to the sea because wife ototachibanahime of yamatotakerunomikoto quiets the rough sea on kogai mound, there is anecdote that kogai drifted to. Main shrine collapsed by major earthquake of (1855) in 1855, but we carried lava from (1878), Mount Fuji in 1878 and built Mt.Fuji-shaped mound and rebuilt main shrine on the top.
It does Hanei-Inari Shrine by opening founder, Hikoemon Shimomura Masahira of Daimaru department store does divided divine spirit from Fushimiinari Shrine of Kyoto in annex in (1757) in 1757, and to have worshiped. We moved to Aoyama's house of Kaichiro Nezu (existing Nezu Museum), and we were dedicated as honor Inari to praise in 1911 by (1911), but we were returned to (1961) in 1961, and it was removed and rebuilt again near the historic site.
Jizobou Shogen that lived in Edo Fukagawa learned Rokujizo of Kyoto and erected Rokujizo of Edo in six places of courses to tie Edo to. Shogen became seriously ill at the age of 24. But it is said that his parents prayed to Jizobosatsu, and he recovered, so he decided to build Jizobosatsu. The Jizo of Reiganji Temple is the 5th Jizo.
We are considered to be the foundation of last years of Nara and are believed as genius locus local deity God. It becomes famous as suburban famous place of Edo particularly prayer way of row of cherry blossom trees is described in "famous place Edo 100 view" of Hiroshige Andou later during the Edo era. Mt.Fuji-shaped mound of the precincts is Koto City designated cultural assets.