6/11/2019

Jonan area Shinagawa

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Joonan 城南 Jonan, south of the castle
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Joohoku 城北 Johoku, north of the castle
Joosai 城西 Josai, west of the castle

. Edo joo 江戸城 Edo Castle .
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The Jonan Gozan (go= five, zan= mountain) 城南五山 
is a term used to define the 5 hilltop areas in the Jonan (Jo= castle, nan= south) district of Tokyo - the area from Meguro Station to Shinagawa Station.

The 5 mountains are respectively:
花房山 Hanabusayama, 池田山 Ikedayama, 島津山 Shimazuyama, 御殿山 Gotenyama and 八ツ山 Yatsuyama.

Each name derives from the name of a venerable Daimyo or celebrity from a Daimyo family whose residence had been located there since the Edo Era. These areas are all currently well-known high class residential areas and as a whole, the Jonan Gozan is regarded very highly within central Tokyo.

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花房山 Hanabusayama
--- the villa of the Viscount Hanabusa, who was a famous diplomat and successively the president of the Japanese Red Cross Society.


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Hanabusa Yoshitada 花房義質 (1842 - 1917)
Hanabusa was the eldest son of Hanabusa Tanren, a samurai retainer of Okayama Domain and the first mayor of the city of Okayama,...
... In July 1887, Hanabusa was made a councilor to the Imperial Household Ministry. In 1900, he was accorded the title of baron (danshaku) under the kazoku peerage system.
In September 1907, his rank was elevated to Viscount (shishaku).
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池田山 Ikedayama
--- the shimoyashiki 下屋敷 suburban residence of the 池田氏 Ikeda clan of the Bizen, Okayama.
Now an expensive residential area.


Ikedayama koen 池田山公園 Ikedayama Park
5 Chome-4-35 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa City
Part of the former Ikeda residence. Public park since 1985. It tires to keep the atmosphere of the Edo period.
A tranquil park featuring lush greenery and flowers, plus a fish pond and an elevated terrain with views.

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Ikeda clan (池田氏 Ikeda-shi)
was a Japanese clan that claimed descent from the Seiwa Genji. In the Edo period, several of the clan's branches were daimyō families, most notably of the Tottori Domain and Okayama Domain. Takamasa Ikeda, former head of the Okayama Ikeda house was the husband of Atsuko Ikeda, fourth daughter of Emperor Shōwa.
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島津山 Shimazuyama
--- the suburban residence of the Sendai Date Clan with its land of 75,000 square meters.
In the Meiji Era the former lord of Kagoshima Clan, Prince Shimazu, purchased the area of land and built an English-style house there as a private residence.

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The Shimazu clan (島津氏 Shimazu-shi)
were the daimyō of the Satsuma han, which spread over Satsuma, Ōsumi and Hyūga provinces in Japan.
The Shimazu were identified as one of the tozama or outsider daimyō families in contrast with the fudai or insider clans which were hereditary vassals or allies of the Tokugawa clan.
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The Shimazu were descendants of the Seiwa Genji branch of the Minamoto. The Shimazu would become one of the families of Edo period daimyō to have held their territory continuously since the Kamakura period, and would also become, at their peak, the wealthiest and most powerful Tozama daimyō family with an income in excess of 700,000 koku.
I. Shimazu Iehisa, 1st Lord of Satsuma (cr. 1601) (1576-1638; r. 1601-1638)
II. Mitsuhisa, 2nd Lord of Satsuma (1616-1695; r. 1638-1687)
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X. Narioki, 10th Lord of Satsuma (1791-1858; r. 1809-1851)
XI. Nariakira, 11th Lord of Satsuma (1809-1858; r. 1851-1858)
Tadayoshi, 12th Lord of Satsuma, 1st Prince Shimazu (1840-1897; r. 1858-1869, Governor of Kagoshima 1869-1871, created 1st Prince 1884)
Nobuhisa, 15th family head (1938-; 15th family head 1996- )
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御殿山 Gotenyama
--- Shinagawa Goten was built by the Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa.
Later Shogun Yoshimune had many cherry trees planted and it became a famous place for cherry blossom viewing.


御殿山 The Gotenyama 



御殿山花見之図 Hanami at Gotenyama
広重 Utagawa Hiroshige

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Gotenyama Garden
“Gotenyama Garden” is a walking spot featuring an abundance of nature and located within Gotenyama Trust City.
Here, the trees lined up along the walking paths show you the faces of each of the four seasons. That, together with the rich waters of ponds and waterfalls, makes for a spot that offers visitors a comforting time.
he Gotenyama Garden, which is located on the south side of Tokyo Marriott Hotel, is a Japanese garden that conveys to those in the present the lingering flavor of days past, when Gotenyama was a notable spot for cherry blossoms during the Edo era. On spacious grounds consisting of about 6,800 square meters, there is the tea house “Ujian” designed by architect Arata Isozaki, as well as “The Forest Chapel” of Tokyo Marriott Hotel. These color the events at Gotenyama with all the four seasons.
- The main feature is none other than the abundant nature. In the spring, there are the plum blossoms and the cherry blossoms, with summer bringing out the hydrangea and pyrus flowers. In the autumn, one will see maple leaves and gingko and in the winter, camellia hiemalis flowers. In the months of March through to May, the taraxacum albidum (white dandelion, which is rare in Eastern Japan) can be found at its best; this particular flower is a hidden treasure of popularity, whose lily shape becomes the talk of the town.
- The colors and aromas of the seasonal flowers, the soft touch of the earth and leaves, the sounds of chirping insects and the wind…This environment is one that will have you taking relaxing deep breaths. It is a spot that will have you enjoying nature with all five senses, right here in the city.
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Gotenyama Park / 7 Chome-21-7 Aoto, Katsushika City


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八ツ山 Yatsuyama
---mansions of eight (yatsu= eight) feudal lords in the area, now 高輪“Takanawa".



品川八ツ山下 Shinagawa Yatsuyama Shita
豊国 Toyokuni (1863)

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Yatsuyama 大日山 Dainichisan
A hill that was at the northernmost tip of Shinagawa-shuku Station.
In the "Edo Sunago" published in 1772, the origin of the name was said to be that previously there were
"8 headlands here" or there where "the residences of 8 Daimyo (feudal lords)".
In addition, it was also called "Mt. Dainichisan" because in 1700 there was a 大日堂 Dainichi-do Hall on this land.
At the coast at the base, there were moorings for ships of approximately 18m both length and width which were used by travelers and visitors. The land from this hill was used in engineering and construction works such as the building of stone walls for the seashore area about the bottom of Yatsuyama, and recovery from flowing of the Megurogawa River, so today the hill is mostly flat.
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. Takanawa district 高輪, Takanawadai 高輪台 .
Minato ward

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閑静な住宅地が広がる城西・城南地区
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Joohoku 城北 Johoku, north of the castle
An area in the form of a handfan.



Including the five wards of
足立区 Adachi, 荒川区 Arakawa, 板橋区 Itabashi, 北区 Kita and 豊島区 Toshima.

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Jōhoku-Chūō Park 城北中央公園 Jōhoku-Chūō Kōen
a public park that straddles the Nerima and Itabashi wards of Tokyo in Japan.
The western half of the park lies in Nerima Ward, while the eastern half is in Itabashi Ward.
The park opened on 1 April 1957.
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Joosai 城西 Josai, west of the castle
including Setagaya, Nakano, Suginami and Nerima



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Josai area
This area is one of the metropolis’ leading residential districts, and it also has good access to the city center and sub-center area. It has a large population, with Setagaya Ward and Nerima Ward ranking first and second place, respectively, among all the municipalities of Tokyo. The population growth of Setagaya Ward ranks second in Tokyo, following that of Koto Ward.
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- source : realestate-tokyo.com ...

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腹あしき僧も餅食へ城南祭
hara ashiki zoo mo mochi tabe Joonan sai

Yosa Buson 蕪村

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祭すみし城南宮の落葉かな

五十嵐播水 Igarashi Bansui 五十嵐播水 (1899-1920)


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