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Insokuji Temple

Temple where excellent sumo wrestler, four car bug-eyed people of Edo sleep

Yotsuguruma Daihachi was a sumo wrestler born in Akita Prefecture. Although he only rose to the rank of a third-level wrestler in the highest division, he was also known as one of the wrestlers involved in the ‘Megumi no Kenka’ incident, a brawl between firefighters and sumo wrestlers that was often used as the subject of stage plays and dramatic storytelling. He passed away at the age of 38 in April 1809 (the 6th year of the Bunka era), and was buried in Insokuji Temple, which at the time was in Fukuzumi Town, Fukagawa. Afterwards, Insokuji Temple moved to the current ground in (1927) in 1927. Within the temple grounds are the historic remains of the grave of Matsumoto Kushiro, who originated the Sunamura method of forced vegetable cultivation.

Address 1-4-10, Higashisuna, Koutou-ku
TEL 03-3644-0986
Access Toei Shinjuku Line "Higashi-Ojima Station" large Shimaguchi 16-minute walk

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