Fukagawa Area — Around Morishita Station

Fukagawa Area — Around Morishita Station

Area of Toei Oedo Line, Toei Shinjuku Line "Morishita Station" neighborhood. In land where development originated in Fukagawa Area from the earliest time, Fukagawa Shinmeigu Shrine is famous as The birthplace of Fukagawa. It is said that there was Basho hermitage where Matsuo Basho lived in in Mannenbashi Bridge neighborhood appearing to many ukiyoe prints, and walk to rotate in conjunction with the ground related to Basho, besides, to be dotted with in ward is recommended.

List of sightseeing theme spots

1. Fukagawa Shinmeigu Shrine (fukagawashimmeiguu)

Fukagawa Shinmeigu Shrine

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.

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2. Chokeiji Temple (chokeiji)

Chokeiji Temple

There is "Basho old man phrase mound trace" which was also called first line mound, autumn shower mound, strip of paper mound in the precincts. Phrase mound is lost in war damage, and foundation stone is left, and it is the present.

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3. Takumi-no-yakata (rumen and person cooking)

Takumi-no-yakata

Much Traditional Art is left in Koto City. Koto City supported consumer life of capital from the Edo era, and this has been formed in history that developed. We take up the world of design such as history and gi, tool supporting Traditional Art with the design second building and, with the design first building, display work of craftsman authorized as the holder of designation, registration intangible cultural asset (industrial arts) of ward.

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4. Ito Shinsui and Sekine Shoji Exhibition Corner (itoushinsui, sekineshojishokaitenjikona)

Ito Shinsui and Sekine Shoji Exhibition Corner

We were born in Nishimorishita-cho of Fukagawa, and Shinsui Ito built the world of the beauty as aya* as representative beautiful woman painter who expressed beauty of woman with Japanese painting. On the other hand, Shoji Sekine was born in Shirakawa, Fukushima and created work full of individuality through encounter with Fukami, and it was representative Western picture painter of the Taisho era. Both work and way of life introduce each life and work of contrastive two people with panel.

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5. Tagawa Suiho Norakuro-kan(Norakuro building) (we let you be different one, norakurokan)

Tagawa Suiho Norakuro-kan(Norakuro building)

Biological parent, Suiho Tagawa (the real name: Takamizawa Taro Naka) of "norakuro" are these comic artists related to ward who spent youth in Koto City from the childhood period. Mementos such as work or the study desk were donated to Koto City in 1998 by (1998), the bereaved. Taking the opportunity of this, we established "Tagawa Suiho Norakuro-kan(Norakuro building)" to introduce achievements of Suiho Tagawa who left big footprint for Japanese comics world.

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6. Shin-ohashi Bridge (shinohashi)

Shin-ohashi Bridge

The name of Shin-ohashi Bridge comes from that it is bridge built over (1693) newly downstream in 1693 of Ryogokubashi called "Ohashi". Contemporary, aestheometry which we made use of straight line in is very beautiful, and current bridge (1977 (1977) bridging) is chosen with Kiyosubashi Bridge by one of "new Tokyo 100 view".

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7. Shin-ohashi Bridge name board (shinohashikyomeiban)

Shin-ohashi Bridge name board

When Shin-ohashi Bridge was rebuilt to steel bridge in (1912) in 1912, bridge name board was raised on Koto City side. Various places of area led by eight people River Elementary School PTA bore expense and transferred afterwards at the school when rebuilding of Shin-ohashi Bridge was decided in (1973) in 1973, and bridge name board would be removed.

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8. Bashoan Memorial Garden (bashoanshisekitemboteien)

Bashoan Memorial Garden

There is Bashoan Memorial Garden which is annex of Basho Museum along the promenade of the Sumida River. Fine-view garden is next to the Sumida River and Onagigawa River and can enjoy scenery of seasonal waterside. In garden, there is relief of Basho old man image and Basho hermitage turning at 17:00 and can remember former times. In addition, we are lighted up until 22:00 and can see from promenade of the Sumida River. ※You cannot see place where image turns close for from 9:15 to 16:30 at time when garden is opened.

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9. Basho-Inari Shrine (bashoinarijinja)

Basho-Inari Shrine

Basho-Inari Shrine was enshrined in (1917) by hand of local people in 1917, and, in the precincts, there is stone tablet of monument and Basho of Basho hermitage trace. It is said that there was Basho hermitage where Basho lived in and becomes historic site of Tokyo around here. Land of hermitage appeared on trips of the whole country from this ground until we died at 51 years old in (1694) October in 1694 after moving to (1680) in the land of Sugiyama Sanpu which was disciple of Basho in 1680.

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10. Basho Museum (bashokinenkan)

Basho Museum

There is this memorial in the ground of connection which the bank of the Sumida River which can overlook Shin-ohashi Bridge and Kiyosubashi Bridge, eminent haiku poet, Matsuo Basho tied up hermitage to. Basho left accounts of a trip such as many apt remarks or "Oku no Hosomichi" based in this hermitage. In addition, the Japan P.E.N. club of trip in Japan performs Basho Museum in (2002) May in 2002; "rose of the 21st century, Basho" and, as authorization place, was authorized alone in Tokyo. Monument of "old Shin-ohashi Bridge trace" is built on the sidewalk close to memorial. Shin-ohashi Bridge which was built over (1693) first in 1693. Basho who just lived in Basho Fukagawa hermitage nearly that time composed on phrase of "frost of bridge which stepped on arigatayaitadaite" on seeing completion of bridge by phrase of "the top of first snow of the year yakakekakaritaru Bridge" during construction of Shin-ohashi Bridge again.

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11. Mannenbashi Bridge (mannembashi)

Mannenbashi Bridge

Mannenbashi Bridge was built over Sumida Kawaguchi of Onagigawa River, and it was known as famous place where Mount Fuji was seen neatly in the Edo era and was described in "mt. Fuji 36 view" of Hokusai or "famous place Edo 100 view" of Hiroshige. Current bridge was built over (1930) in 1930. Light up is started from (2009) in 2009 and colors night of Fukagawa as new landmark.

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12. Takabashi-Norakurodo(Takabashi Shopping Street) (takabashinorakurodo (takabashishotengai))

Takabashi-Norakurodo(Takabashi Shopping Street)

It is mall that can encounter work "norakuro" of comic artist, Suiho Tagawa who spent youth in Koto City from infanthood. We hold vehicle-free promenade on Sundays and holidays and, also, are full of many people at the time of event holding. Way sugara, norakuroni to a certain "Tagawa Suiho Norakuro-kan(Norakuro building)" are surrounded in Morishita Culture Center and can enjoy meal, shopping.

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13. The site of Mifunagura (ofunaguraato)

The site of Mifunagura

"Boathouse" means hangar of the Shogunate vessels. General Sandai, pleasure boat "Ataka circle" of warship form of Iemitsu Tokugawa named "best Mifune in Japan" was stored in those days until we were dismantled in 1682 by (1682).

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14. Morishita Shopping Street (morishitashotengai)

Morishita Shopping Street

Mall where well-established restaurants more than founding 100 years link the eaves. There is gourmet and downtown area atmospheric restaurant of origin, too, and many gourmets and celebrities come. In addition, many people visit morning glory city holding from late June through early July every year. There is art object of "fireman's standard" (fireman's standard) which fire fighter of the Edo era used at intersection and is most suitable for start and goal point of Fukagawa walk.

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15. Shin-ohashi Bridge (shinohashi)

Shin-ohashi Bridge

The name of Shin-ohashi Bridge comes from that it is bridge built over (1693) newly downstream in 1693 of Ryogokubashi called "Ohashi". Smart and manly figure which we made use of straight line in is beautiful, and current bridge (1977 (1977) bridging) is chosen with Kiyosubashi Bridge by one of "new Tokyo 100 view". We are lighted up by bright orange lighting feeling of person who goes along bridge when this famous bridge is night as location of popular drama and looking person.

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16. Bashoan Memorial Garden (bashoanshisekitemboteien)

Bashoan Memorial Garden

There is Bashoan Memorial Garden which is annex of Basho Museum along the promenade of the Sumida River. Fine-view garden is next to the Sumida River and Onagigawa River and can enjoy scenery of seasonal waterside. In garden, there is relief of Basho old man image and Basho hermitage and can remember former times. In addition, we are lighted up until 22:00 and can admire from promenade of the Sumida River. ※The historic spot prospects garden opening time: 9:15-16:30

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17. Mannenbashi Bridge (mannembashi)

Mannenbashi Bridge

Mannenbashi Bridge was built over Sumida Kawaguchi of Onagigawa River, and it was known as famous place where Mount Fuji was seen neatly in the Edo era and was described in "mt. Fuji 36 view" of Hokusai or "famous place Edo 100 view" of Hiroshige. Current bridge was built over (1930) in 1930. Light up is started from (2009) in 2009 and colors night of Fukagawa as new landmark.

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