8/16/2018

Koto ku ward

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Kootoo ku, Kōtō 江東区 Koto ward, "East River"

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Kōtō (江東区 Kōtō-ku), literally "River East", is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The ward refers to itself as Kōtō City in English.
... Kōtō is located east of the Tokyo metropolitan center, bounded by the Sumida River to the west and the Arakawa River to the east. Its major districts include Kameido, Kiba, Kiyosumi, Monzen-nakachō, Shirakawa, and Toyosu. The waterfront area of Ariake is in Kōtō, as is part of Odaiba.
... The special ward was founded on March 15, 1947 by the merger of
the wards of 深川区 Fukagawa and 城東区 Jōtō - Joto .
- source : wikipedia



- - - - - There are 45 districts in Koto: - (旧城東区 - T)
Aomi 青海
Ariake 有明
Botan 牡丹
Eitai 永代 . Eitaibashi 永代橋 Eitai-bashi bridge . - Chuo
Edagawa 枝川
. Etchuujima, Etchūjima 越中島 Etchujima district .
. Fukagawa 深川 Fukagawa district .
Fukuzumi 福住
Furuishiba 古石場
. Fuyuki district 冬木 .
Higashisuna 東砂 T
Hirano 平野
Ishijima 石島

. Kameido district 亀戸 T .
Kitasuna 北砂 T
. Kiba district 木場 "place for wood" - lumberyards and carpenters .
. Kiyosumi district 清住町 / 清澄町 .
Minamisuna 南砂 T
Miyoshi 三好
Mori 毛利
Morishita 森下
. Monzen-Nakachō 門前仲町 Monzen-Nakacho district .
..... 古石場川 the river Furuishibagawa
Ogibashi 扇橋
Ojima 大島 T

. Saga district 佐賀 .
Sarue 猿江
. Sengoku district 千石 .
Shiohama 塩浜
Shiomi 潮見
Shinonome 東雲
. Shirakawa district 白河 .
Shinoohashi 新大橋 - and 秋葉の原 Akiba no Hara (あきばのはら) Akibanohara / Akiba jinja shrine
Shin-Kiba 新木場
Shinsuna 新砂
Sumiyoshi 住吉
Senda 千田

Takabashi 高橋
Tatsumi 辰巳
Toyo 東陽
Tokiwa 常盤
Tomioka 富岡
Toyosu 豊洲
Umibe 海辺
Wakasu 若洲
Yumenoshima 夢の島 T

. Susaki, Suzaki 洲崎 / 須崎 / 州崎 Susaki district .
江東区東陽一丁目の旧町名 The old name for 東陽一 Higashiyoichi first sub-district


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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

................................................................................. Koto 江東区


................................................................................. Fukagawa 深川

. Sanjūsangen-dō 深川三十三間堂 Fukagawa Sanjusan Gendo Hall .
- and Fukagawa Tomioka Hachimangu 富岡八幡宮 Legends


hachi 蜂 bee,kumo 蜘蛛 spider
At the temple 本誓寺 Honsen-Ji the priest has a strange tale to tell.
Once a bee was caught in a spider's net. The spider fought to kill the bee, but the bee got free and flew away.
The spider then took a lotus leaf out of the pond and used its fibers to make a bag. The spider then hid in the bag.
A short time later a huge group of bees came back and stung the bag with the spider many many times. They left after quite some time.
The priest thought the spider must have died, but oh wonder - it crawled out of the bag and was safe !


sakana 魚 fish
In the year 1712 in the middle of the third lunar month, a strange fish was caught. It was all gray like a rat and had hair on its body. The head even looked like a rat. The tail was split into two, like a swallow tail. It also had fins on the body.

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. amagoi 雨乞い ritual and prayer for rain .
In 1787 during a long dry period, the villagers offered prayers for rain and also made a renga 連歌 linked verse with prayers for rain.
After three days the leader had a dream. The Kami Deity told him the rain would soon come and so it did - with quite a thunderstorm!




................................................................................. Fukagawa Kitagawa 深川北川町

. Hokekyoo 法華経 Hokekyo, Hokkekyo, Lotus Sutra .
It happened in the 10 lunar month in 1810.
A box with the Hokekyo Sutra was found in the sea of Kitagawa village in Fukagawa. The fishermen brought it to the 町奉行所 city magistrate office.
When they checked carefully, they found an inscription dating back to the 12th lunar month of 1757.


................................................................................. Fukagawa Sendai Kaigan 深川仙台海岸

. Kappa densetsu 河童伝説 Legends about the Kappa water goblin .
An old manuscript, Shokoku Kenbun Zue 諸国見聞図会, has the following tale:
On the 8th day of the 5th lunar month in 1781 there was a great moat at the Sendai Kaigan shore.
Some children were found dead when they had played in the water during hot summer days. So the villagers drained the moat.
They found a very strange creature. It was fast as lightning and bite someone to death like a dog.
It was a dangerous Kappa !!



................................................................................. Eitaijima 永代島

. ryuutoo 龍燈 / 龍灯 / 竜灯 と伝説 Legends about Ryuto, "Dragon Lantern" .

In the year 1609 there was a spiritual message from 弘法大師 Kobo Daishi.
The most important priests from Mount Koyasan had to come to Eitaibashi to 法談 give lectures about the sutras.
On another occasion, at the 御影堂 Mieido for Kobo Daishi there was a secret lecture about 真言三密 The Three secrets of the Shingon sect.
Each time just before such a meeting, a "Dragon Lantern" was seen.

. Kōbō Daishi Kūkai 弘法大師 空海 - 伝説 
Legends about Kobo Daishi Kukai .
 
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source : 龍燈、龍灯、竜灯- wikipedia



................................................................................. Kameido 亀戸

. Legends from Kameido .


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- reference : nichibun yokai database -

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街路樹の裾の白粉花江東区
藤田湘子 Fujita Soshi (1926 - 2005)

江東区荒草そよぐのみ驟雨の鞭
橋本夢道 Hashimoto Mudo (1903 - 1974)

江東区は存して秋の雨波紋
古沢太穂 Furusawa Taiho (1913 - 2000)


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

. Edo bakufu 江戸幕府 The Edo Government .

. 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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