Monday, September 6, 2010

Edo period post station town of Senju

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Nikko kaido, one of Edo five routes, was the route connecting Edo (Tokyo) with Nikko Tosho-gu. Senju (thousand Inns) was the first station of the road, now the area is part of the Adachi ward in Tokyo.

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The area still marks the site of the old stores location and some old houses are still preserved.

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The Hospital Nagura was a period famous chiropractic hospital and continues until now as an orthopedic hospital.

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Marked outside as Tenmaya (Yokoyama house), a toilet paper wholesale store, the house it is now a private residence.

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The house of the Yoshida family, 8th continuous generations of Ema manufacturing. Akiko Yoshida of this house is registered as a human cultural asset by Adachi ward.

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The Senju butterfly park was made to convey the atmosphere of the Edo period post town.

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Shosenji temple (also known as red gate temple), founded on 1260, used by the third Shogun Tokugawa Hidetada as a rest place when on hunting trips.

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Senju post station historical petit plaza, the house used to be owned by the Yokoyama family whom moved the paper business to the new location; the house is used as a mini exhibition center of the era.



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4 comments:

AdelaideBen said...

Great post - and I really love what you did with that first photo. Nice touch.

island4jp said...

Thanks, perhaps too much time on my hands.

Toemailer said...

Very interesting place, good shots!

island4jp said...

Thanks Toemailer.