The site of Cannon Casting of Choshu Domain (historical site) chosyuhantaihochuzojoato
Cannon casting ground by Shozan Sakuma instruction
Around the time of the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, the Choshu clan manufactured cannons under orders from Sakuma Shouzan, within the grounds of the daimyou’s suburban residence and in the vicinity of what are now Minamisuna 2 and 3-chome, Koto City. A bronze monument on the site is modeled on an original cannon manufactured here at the time and now preserved at Les Invalides in Paris, France. The monument is mounted on a white granite pedestal.
|Address||2-3-1, Minamisuna, Koutou-ku (the Minamisuna city park park)|
|Access||Tokyo Metro Tozai Line "Toyocho Station" Exit 4 7-minute walk|