Kabutocho district Chuo

. Famous Places and Power spots of Edo 江戸の名所 .

Kabutochoo, Kabutochō 兜町 Kabutocho district
Chuo ward, Nihonbashi Area (日本橋地区) Nihonbashi-Kabutochō. No sub-districts.

. kabuto 兜 / 冑 / かぶと helmet .

There used to be a mound named
兜塚 Kabutozuka.
- See below, Kabuto Jinja.

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... Nihonbashi Kabuto-cho, home of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, is the heart of Japan’s stock brokerage business.

The Edo Period (1603-1868)
At the beginning of the Edo period in the early seventeenth century, when what is now Kabuto-cho was still an area of sandbanks covered in sedge and Japanese silver grass, the first Tokugawa shogun Ieyasu reclaimed the land there for the new city of Edo that he was building around his castle.
The area, located close to the castle, occupied a militarily strategic position defending Edo against attack from the mouth of the Sumida River and the sea. It was therefore assigned to samurai in the service of the Tokugawa shoguns, especially those with naval expertise, to build their homes on.
The Meiji Period (1868-1912)
In the Meiji period, Kabuto-cho evolved into a center of securities trading and finance.
After the Meiji Restoration in 1868, the lands formerly inhabited by the samurai became government property, and a series of new buildings went up in Kabuto-cho, including the trade and industry department of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, which had jurisdiction over the nation’s finances; a branch office of the Tokyo police department (the predecessor of Chuo Police Station); and No. 1 Sakamoto Elementary School (the predecessor of Sakamoto Elementary School).
Some of the land in the Kabuto-cho district was granted to the Mitsui merchant house and others as a reward for their services in the Meiji Restoration. In 1873, First National Bank (the predecessor of Mizuho Bank) was built at the eastern end of Kaiun Bridge. That building, known as Mitsui-gumi (“Mitsui Group”) House, became a popular Tokyo attraction. ...
The Taisho Period (1912-1926)
The Years through 1945
Kabuto-cho, Center of the Securities Industry: 1945 to the Present
Site of Eiichi Shibusawa’s Residence
Nisshokan Bldg.
The Birthplace of Japanese Banking

- - - - - Kabuto Jinja Shrine
Next to Nisshokan Bldg. is the Kabuto (“War Helmet”) Shrine, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the patron god of the securities industry.
It was founded in May 1878, when the original Tokyo Stock Exchange was established, to symbolize the faith of those who traded there and watch over them.
There is a boulder within the precincts called Kabutoiwa (“Helmet Rock”), of which the following legend is told. In the Edo period (1603-1868) the Makino clan had its residence on the site, and there was mound on the estate called Helmet Mount where a helmet was interred. It was buried there, according to one version of the story, by the great eleventh-century warrior Minamoto no Yoshiie (or Yoriie) or, according to another, by the tenth-century hero Tawara no Tōta (Fujiwara no Hidesato), who stripped it from the rebel Taira no Masakado after slaying him. Atop the mound, it is said, stood this boulder.
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Masakado no kabuto 将門の兜 the helmet of Masakado

. Taira no Masakado 平将門 / 平將門 (? – 940) .


Kabutogashi 兜河岸 Kabuto riverbank

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kagitaba mo tooji shimai no Kabutochoo

the key rings too
packed away for the winter solstice
in Kabutocho

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庄司圭吾 Shoji Keigo

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