2/18/2019

Sengoku district Koto Bunkyo

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There are two districts in Tokyo with the name SENGOKU, "one thousand stones"
but this is not related to the normal meaning of
sengoku 千石 1000 Koku

. koku, kokudaka 石/石高 unit of volume, rice bushels .
During the Edo period, each domain had an assessment of its wealth, and the koku was the unit of measurement.

The name of the two districts in Tokyo relates to the merger of two areas and the characters used to represent them.


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Sengoku 千石 Sengoku district
Koto ward, 千石一丁目 - 千石三丁目 from the first to third sub-district



In 1936, a part of 千田町 Sendamachi and 石島町 Ishijimamachj merged and a a character of each one was used to make
a new area name, 千石町 Sengokucho, Sengokumachi.
千田町 - 千
石島町 - 石



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. Sengoku, Koishikawa 小石川 Koishikawa area .
Bunkyo ward 文京区
One of its sub-districts is
千石一丁目 - 四丁目 Sengoku first to fourth sub-district



The two characters represent two subjects:
千 sen is a short version of the 中山道 Nakasendo Highway and the river 千川 Sengawa
koku, -goku, ishi is the middle character of the name 小石川 Ko ISHI kawa

The name was established in 1967, with a vote of the inhabitants.
The river Sengawa has later been landfilled.

The land belonged to 一橋徳川家 the Hitotsubashi branch of the Tokugawa clan. It was a rich forest area, now preserved as
Sengoku Ryochi 千石緑地 Sengoku Green Space.
1 Chome-6 Sengoku, Bunkyō



In the park are many old trees, one of them is a huge old
muku no ki ムクノキ / 椋木 / 椋の木 / 樸樹 Aphananthe aspera, oriental elm tree.




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. Kōtō ku 江東区 Koto ward, "East River" .
. Bunkyō ku 文京区 Bunkyo ward, "Literature Capital" .


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