7/17/2018

Shinagawa ward

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Shinagawa ku 品川区 "goods river" district



Shinagawa had already been a busy postal town during the Nara and Heian period, on the road from Kyoto to 国府 Kokufu.

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In English, it is called Shinagawa City. The ward is home to nine embassies.
Most of Tokyo east of the Imperial Palace
is reclaimed land. A large portion of reclamation happened during the Edo period. Following the Meiji restoration and the Abolition of the han system, Shinagawa prefecture was instituted in 1869. The prefectural administration was planned to be set up in present-day Shinagawa in the Ebara district.
In 1871, Shinagawa prefecture was integrated into Tokyo Prefecture.
The ward was founded on March 15, 1947
through the administrative amalgamation of the former Ebara Ward with the former Shinagawa Ward. Both Ebara Ward and Shinagawa Ward had been created in 1932, with the outward expansion of the municipal boundaries of the Tokyo City following the 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake.
In the Edo period,
Shinagawa was the first post town a traveler would reach after setting out from Nihonbashi on the Tōkaidō highway from Edo to Kyoto. The post-town function is retained today with several large hotels near the train station offering 6,000 hotel rooms, the largest concentration in the city.
The Tokugawa shogunate maintained the Suzugamori execution grounds in Shinagawa. The Tōkaidō Shinkansen began serving Shinagawa Station from 2003, and the nearby Shinagawa Intercity office complex will be served by a new subway station in a few years' time.
. . . More in the WIKIPEDIA !

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. Ebara 荏原地区 Ebara area .
. Gotanda 五反田 Gotanda district .
. Ooi, Ōi 大井 Oi district .
. Oosaki, Ōsaki 大崎 Osaki district .
. Samezu 鮫洲 "Shark sand bar" / Higashi-Oi .
. Togoshi 戸越 Togoshi district .

品川地区 - もと品川宿、天王洲・東品川の埋立地。Shinagawa, Tennozu
八潮地区 - 埋立地 - Yashio, 東八潮
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二葉 Futaba // 広町 Hiromachi // 小山 Koyama / 小山台 Koyama, Koyamadai // 勝島 Katsushima


. joonan 城南 Jonan, south of the castle area .
including the five mountains
花房山 Hanabusayama, 池田山 Ikedayama, 島津山 Shimazuyama, 御殿山 Gotenyama and 八ツ山 Yatsuyama.

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- - - - - Shinagawa eki 品川駅 Shinagawa station is a major railway station
in the Takanawa and Konan districts of Minato,

Gotanda Station // Meguro Station // Ōsaki Station // Ōimachi Station

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目黒川 Megurogawa  // 立会川 Tachiaigawa


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. The 53 stations of the Tokaido 東海道五十三次 .
1. Shinagawa-juku 品川宿 (Shinagawa) .


. Shinagawa matsuri 品川祭 Shinagawa festival .
Shinagawa Kappa matsuri 品川河童祭 Kappa festival
Shinagawa jinja 品川神社 and Ebara jinja 荏原神社

. Suzugamori keijoo 鈴ヶ森刑場 Suzugamori execution grounds .


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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

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hakutaku 白沢 / 白澤 Hakutaku Yokai monster
At an inn in Shinagawa-shuku they had a scroll painting of the Hakutaku Yokai.




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hamaguri 蛤 clam shell
At the beach of 洲崎浜 Suzakihama in Shinagawa, in the eleventh lunar month, some fishermen were peeling clam shells, when they found one with a very small golden statue of 地蔵 Jizo Bosatsu inside,

. hamaguri 蛤 clam shell, Venus clam .

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. Koojin sama 荒神様 Wild Kojin Deity of the Kitchen hearth .
Once there was a large fire in a restaurant in front of Shinagawa station.
One person grabbed the small kitchen shrine for the Kojin Deity, climbed on the roof and opened it toward the flames. Then the wind suddenly changed and the fire stopped just before the next house.




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Suigetsu Kannon 水月観音 "Water-Moon Kannon"



Temple 品川寺 Honsen-Ji
was founded in 810, when Kobo Daishi traveled in the region and gave the statue of Kannon to the head of the 品河氏 Shinagawa clan. It was in their possession until 品河左京亮 Shinagawa Sakyonosuke in 1395.
The statue of Suigetsu Kannon in Shinagawa later had a temple hall built by 太田道灌 Ota Dokan in 1457, but after that the 北条氏 Hojo clan became the regent of Shinagawa. During the fights with 武田信玄 Takeda Shingen all of Shinagawa village was burned down and Shingen took the statue of Kannon back to his home in 甲斐 Kai (Yamanashi).
The man who had carried the Kannon, became ill with high fever and almost lost his mind. He cried:
"I am the Kannon from Shinagawa. Please bring me back as soon as possible."
So Shingen had the statue brought back and again made a temple hall for it.



- - - - - - Hosen-Ji Temple Homepage
3 Chome-5-17 Minamishinagawa, Shinagawa
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. Suigetsu Kannon 水月観音 - Introduction .
Kannon Gazing at the Moon in the Water.

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- reference : nichibun yokai database -

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. Edo bakufu 江戸幕府 The Edo Government .

. Famous Places and Powerspots of Edo 江戸の名所 .

. Doing Business in Edo - 商売 - Introduction .

. shokunin 職人 craftsman, craftsmen, artisan, Handwerker .

. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu poems in Edo .

. Japanese Architecture - The Japanese Home .

. Interior Design - The Japanese Home .

. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .


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