6/24/2018

Nishitokyo Tanashi district

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Nishitōkyō-shi 西東京市 Nishitokyo city, Nishi-Tokyo -
"West-Tokyo"




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... a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis,
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Fuji-machi, Hibarigaoka, Higashi-cho, Higashi-fushimi, Hoya-cho, Izumi-cho, Kita-machi, Naka-machi, Sakae-cho, Shimo-hoya, Shin-machi, Sumiyoshi-cho, Yagisawa
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Kitahara-cho, Midori-cho, Minami-cho, Mukodai-cho, Nishihara-cho, Shibakubo-cho, Tanashi-cho, Yato-cho
The area of present-day Nishitōkyō
was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration catastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Kita-Adachi District in Saitama Prefecture. The villages of Hoya and Tanashi were created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. The southern portion of Kitaadachi District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1907.
The modern city of Nishitōkyō was established on January 21, 2001.
Before that date, the area was two separate cities Hoya and Tanashi.
- source : wikipedia



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Nishitokyo City Multicultural Center
Nishitokyo City Living Guidebook
Nishitokyo News Letter
Japanese Classes by Volunteers in Nishitokyo

- - Introduction to Nishitokyo City and other information are shown.
- source : city.nishitokyo


. Musashi no Kuni 武蔵国 Musashi Province .


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Tanashi choo 田無町 Tanashi district
西東京市 田無町一丁目から田無町七丁目 Nishitokyo Tanachi from the first to the seventh sub-district
青梅街道と所沢街道の北東が田無町一丁目、その他は青梅街道を挟んで南側が東から田無町二丁目、田無町四丁目、田無町六丁目と並び、北側が東から田無町三丁目、田無町五丁目、田無町七丁目と並ぶ。



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Tanashi (田無市 Tanashi-shi)
was a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.
Tanashi means the land without rice fields.
Because of the area's elevation relative to the Tamagawa River, traditional irrigation and rice farming was impossible. Hence, the area was named Tanashi.

At the time of its merger, the city had an estimated population of 78,165 and a density of 11,495 persons per km². The total area was 6.8 km².
The area of modern Tanashi
prospered during the Edo period as a post station on the Ome Kaido and Tokorozawa Kaido, and was part of ancient Musashi Province. After the Meiji Restoration it came under the jurisdiction of the short-lived prefectures of Shinagawa (1868) and Irima (1871), before becoming part of Kanagawa in 1872. During the early Meiji period (1878) catastral reform, it became the town of Tanashi within Kitatama District in Kanagawa.
The entire district was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis in 1893. Tanashi was connected to central Tokyo by train from 1927. Tanashi was elevated to city status in 1967.
On January 21, 2001,
Tanashi was merged with the neighboring city of Hoya to create the city of Nishi-Tōkyō, and thus Tanashi thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.
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The area was without much water until the canals 田無用水 Tanashi Yosui and 野火止用水 Nobidome Yosui were built around 1688.

The postal station Tanashi juku 田無宿 was located along the Ome Kaido
about 24 km from Edo and 32 km from Ome and was very busy with travelers.



. Ome Kaido 青梅街道 highway from Shinjuku to Kofu. .

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Tanashi Jinja 田無神社 Tanashi Shrine
Tokyo, Nishitokyo, 田無町3−7−4



The Shrine was founded around the 13th century and moved to its present location in 1670.
This shrine is known for beautiful wood carvings by Shimamura Shunpyo, dating back to 1875.
It is dedicated to the Dragon, Deity of Water.

goshiki ryuujin 五色龍神 Dragon Gods of five colors


source : yorokobii.exblog.jp

金龍神 Golden - 白龍神 - White - 黒龍神 Black - 赤龍神 Red - 青龍神 Green

Deity in residence :
Ookuninushi no Mikoto 大国主命

- HP of the Shrine
- tanashijinja.or.jp... -




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Go along the approach of Tanashi Shrine!
It is Dousoshin-God (right back), and the stone guardian’s face is pleasant.
You can fish a Omikuji (lottery/red snapper) with a fishing rod.



The hall of worshipers of Tanashi Shrine was said to have been made by local carpenters in 1875.
- source and many photos : i-love-japan.info... -

In the compound is
. 田無不動 Tanashi Fudo - 総持寺 Sojp-Ji .

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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

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Tengu no koshikakegi 天狗の腰掛樹 tree where the Tengu sits
At a certain home there was a big sugi 杉 cedar tree on the corner. They had it cut town by a wood cutter, but soon after the family members became very ill.
A priest told them that this was a tree sacred to the Tengu and now they had to suffer his curse.

. Tengu, sugi 天狗と杉と伝説 Legends about Tengu and Cedar trees .

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下保谷 Shimo-Hoya

magari matsu 曲がり松
鎌倉街道の傍らに円形塚が今尚残っている。昔この塚の上には幹の曲がりくねった一本の古松がはえていた。この松を切ると大病におかされると、村人は信じていた。だがとうとうある日老人が、多くの人々が止めるのも聞かず松を買い取り切り倒した。その後老人は病にかかりこの世を去った。松はないが、曲がり松という漠然とした地名は残った。

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- reference : nichibun yokai database -

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田無団地初鴬に明けにけり
Tanashi danchi hatsu uguisu ni ake ni keri

Tanashi apartments -
this day begins with the song
of the first nightingale

Tr. Gabi Greve

岡田日郎 Okada Nichio (1932 - )

. WKD : ugusiu うぐいす、鶯 nightingale .
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