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2/12/2019

Narihira district Sumida

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Narihira 業平 Narihira district
Sumida, Narihira 一丁目 - 三丁目 first to third sub-district



Named after . Ariwara no Narihira 在原業平 (852 - 880) .
Waka poet of the Heian period.

The Narihirazuka 業平塚 Mound for Narihira used to be in the compound of 南蔵院 Nanzo-In and 業平神社 Narihira Shrine.
Narihira had visited this area and the mound in in his memory. Legend says he died here.
The name of the bridge, 業平橋 Narihirabashi, is also very old.
In 1662 the bridge was built East of the Shrine 業平神社 Narihira Jinja.

The name of this area in rather new, since 1872 when 小梅業平町 Koume Narihiracho was formed, and renamed in 1930.
Now famous for being close to the Tokyo Skytree Tower.


source : edo.amebaownd.com/posts,,, 小梅業平町 Koume Narihira Cho
業平橋 Narihirabashi and 東京スカイツリー Tokyo Skytree


南蔵院も葛飾区に Nanzo-In has been moved to Katsushika ward.
It is famous for the statue of
. Shibarare Jizoo 縛られ地蔵 . しばられ地蔵 Jizo bound by ropes .

The old river 大横川 Oyokogawa is now almost completely reclaimed, to become
大横川親水公園 Oyokogawa Shinsui Koen Park.


The park has 5 zones :
釣川原 Tsurikawara, 河童川原 Kappakawara, 花紅葉 Hanamomiji, パレットプラザ Palette Plaza
and ブルーテラス Blue Terrace.

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小梅業平町 Koume Narihiracho became 東駒形四丁目 Higashi-Komagata 4th sub-district.
中ノ郷業平町 Nakanogo Narihiracho became first and second sub-district of Narihira.
In 1967, it merged with 平川橋1-5丁目 Hirakawabashi 1 to 5th sub-district to become Narihira.

The former Shrine 業平天神社 Narihira Tenjinsha, who gave the name to the area, was lost.

Another theory about the name includes the grave of a Samurai from Chiba,
里見成平 Satomi Narihira.


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. Yanagishima 柳島 Yanagishima district "Island of Willow Trees" .
Meguro ward 墨田区 toward Koto ward 江東区 :
墨田区業平 Narihira - 横川 Yokogawa - 太平 Taihei - 錦糸 Kinshi and Koto ward 江東区亀戸 Kameido


. Kinshi 錦糸 Kinshi district "brocade thread" .


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押上天祖神社 Oshiage Tenso Shrine
東京都墨田区業平2-13-6 / 2 Chome Narihira, Sumida

. Oshiage 押上 Oshiage district, Sumida .


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Narihira no shijimi 業平のシジミ /  業平しじみ Shijimi corbicula shells from Narihira


source : www2.ssh.nir.jp/~y-yoshi-1234/azuma....

They are collected near the 業平橋 Narihirabashi bridge. They are rather small, but have an appealing taste.
They were sold in many parts of Edo.



. shijimi 蜆 (しじみ) corbicula . - Corbicula japonica


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. Narihira Ki 業平忌 Narihira Memorial Day .
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業平忌京に居たがる京をんな
Narihira ki Kyoo ni sumitagaru Kyoo onna

Narihira memorial day -
as a woman from Kyoto I want to live
in Kyoto


笠井百合彦 Kasai Yurihiko


業平忌かもめの声の潮さび
Narihira ki kamome no koe no shio sabi

Narihira memorial day -
the call of the seagulls
so sad in the tide


永方裕子




業平をうつつにすなる薪能
Narihira o utsutsu ni sunaru akigi noo

千原草之

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. Sumida ku, Sumida-ku 墨田区 Sumida ward, "ink field" .


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. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu poems in Edo .

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11/16/2018

Kawase Hasui Painter

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Kawase Hasui 川瀬巴水 (1883 - 1957)

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He was one of the most prominent print designers of the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement.
..... Style
Kawase worked almost exclusively on landscape and townscape prints based on sketches he made in Tokyo and during travels around Japan. However, his prints are not merely meishō (famous places) prints that are typical of earlier ukiyo-e masters such as Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). Kawase's prints feature locales that are tranquil and obscure in urbanizing Japan.
Hasui
considered himself a realist and employed his training in Western painting in his compositions. Like Hiroshige he made travel and landscape prints, though his subjects were less known locations rendered with naturalistic light, shade, and texture, without the captions and titles that were standard in prints of Hiroshige's age.
Kawase
left a large body of woodblock prints and watercolors. Many of the watercolors are linked to the woodblock prints, he also produced oil paintings, traditional hanging scrolls and a few byōbu (folding screens).
In the West,
Kawase is mainly known as a Japanese woodblock printmaker. He and Hiroshi Yoshida are widely regarded as two of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, and are known especially for their landscape prints.
- source : wikipedia




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Tokyo Juni Dai 東京十二題 / Tôkyô jûnidai
Twelve Scenes of Tōkyō / Twelve Views of Tokyo / (1919–1921)
Tokyo Niju Kei / Tokyo Nijukkei 東京二十景 Twenty Views of Tokyo


The twelve views are produced in more subdued colors and often feature people who live in this area.


. Akashi 明石町 .
- hokakebune 帆かけ舟 boat with high sail - Akashi bay
12 - full moon at Akashi bay
- Akashi 明石町乃雨後 Akashi after the rain /20


. Arakawa Satsuki ame 五月雨(荒川) May Rain Arakawa .
Early Summer Rain, Arakawa River (1932) (Samidare (Arakawa)
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. Atagoyama in spring 春のあたご山 Haru no Atagoyama .
12

. Daikongashi no asa 大根河岸の朝 Morning at Daikon Gashi / Daikon-gashi .
12 / 20

. Edogawa - Yuki no Edogawa 雪の江戸川 - Evening Snow at Edo River .

. Fukagawa Kaminohashi 深川上の橋 Kami no Hashi, Bridge over the Fukagawa .
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. Ikegami 池上本門寺の塔 Honmonji Temple at Ikegami .
- Honmonji Temple in Snow / Pagoda

. Inokashira 井の頭 .
Inokashira 井の頭の残雪 Snow at Inokashira
The Inokashira Benten Shrine in Snow (Shatô no yuki)

. Kiba no yuugure 木場の夕暮れ Dusk at Kiba, Twilight at Kiba .

. Kiyosu Bridge 清洲橋 Kiyosubashi Bridge . - Koto ward

. Komagata kashi, Komagatagashi 駒形河岸 Komagata embankment .
12 Komagata-gashi

. Magome no tsuki 馬込の月 Moon at Magome .
- - - - - Moon at Umagome 20

. Mukôjima, yuki no Mukoojima 雪の向島 Snow at Mukojima .

. Ochanomizu in Snow お茶の水 .
20

. Sakuradamon 桜田門 Sakurada Gate .
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. Sannoo - Hie Jinja 日枝神社 Sanno 山王 .
samidare furu Sanno 五月雨ふる山王 After Rain at Sanno Shrine

. Sensoku ike / Senzoku ike 千束池 Senzokuike pond .

Shiba 芝増上寺 Snow at Shibazojoji Temple

Shinagawa oki 品川沖 Bay off Shinagawa

. Shinkawa - yoru no Shinkawa 夜の新川 / 夜乃新川 Shinkawa at night .
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. Shirahige - Yuki no Shirahige 雪の白ひげ / 白鬚 Shirahige in the snow. .
12

. Terajima mura 寺嶋村 / 寺島村 .
Terashima - yuki ni kure no Terashima mura 雪に暮れる寺嶋村  Evening Snow at Terashima Village / Terajima in Snow
Yuki ni ?Kururu (fururu), Terashima-mura) 寺島
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Toyama no hara / Toyama-no-hara 戸山の原 Toyama plain
東京都新宿区中央部 ・ 戸山ヶ原 Toyamagahara

Tsukijima - Snow at Tsukijima
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. Ueno 上野 .
上野清水堂 Ueno Kiyomizudo in snow
上野東照宮 Snow at Toshogu
上野春の夕 Evening Glow at Toshogu

. Yaguchi 矢口 - 矢ノ口 Yaguchi .
kumoribi no Yaguchi 曇り日の矢口 Cloudy Day at Yaguchi / 12 views and 20 views

. Yotsuya 四谷 / 四ッ谷 Misty Morning at Yotsuya Mitsuke .


Some of the places listed above might belong to different series.

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. 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 .

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10/15/2018

Kameari district Katsushika

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Kameari 亀有 Kameari district
Katsushika 亀有 一丁目 - 五丁目 first to fifth district / 西亀有 Nishi-Kameari



kame 亀 turtle / ari 有 there is
During the Muromachi period, this area was called Kamenashi (亀無、亀梨) "no turtle".
At the confluence of the former river 隅田川 Sumidagawa and 葛西川 Katsushikagawa there was a small island in the form of a turtle.
In 1644 the people living there did not like the name NASHI and changed it to ARI.

In 1889, 青戸村 Aoto village was merged with 亀有村 Kameari village、砂原村(西亀有付近)、上千葉村 as the village 東京府南葛飾郡亀青村 Kameao mura.
In 1918, 青砥駅 Aoto station was built.
In 1932, when the ward of Katsushika was created, 青戸町1 - 4丁 Aoto cho was allocated from the first to the fourth sub-district.
. Aoto 青砥 / 青戸 Aoto district, Katsushika .

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The area is perhaps best known for being the location of the long-running manga and anime series
こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所 Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo
about the misadventures of a cranky middle-aged policeman working in a police box next to Kameari Park.
- source : tokyocheapo.com...



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Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen Mae Hashutsujo (こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所,
lit. "This is the Police Station in Front of Kameari Park in Katsushika Ward"),
often shortened to KochiKame (こち亀), is a Japanese comedy manga series written and illustrated by Osamu Akimoto. It takes place in the present day, in and around a neighborhood police station (kōban) in the downtown part of Tokyo, and revolves around the misadventures of middle-aged cop Kankichi Ryotsu. The official English title is KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops.

It was continuously serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump for 40 years, from September 1976 to September 2016. Its 1,960 chapters were collected into 200 tankōbon volumes, making it the manga series with the highest number of volumes. The manga has been adapted into an anime television series, produced by Studio Gallop and broadcast in Japan by Fuji TV, three theatrical animated films (by Tatsunoko and Gallop, respectively), two live-action movies, several stage adaptations, and a live-action television series. As of 2014, the series had sold over 157 million tankōbon copies, making KochiKame one of the best-selling manga series in history. In 2005, TV Asahi named the anime number 36 on its list of the Top 100 Anime. The series was awarded a Guinness World Record for "Most volumes published for a single manga series."
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Real-life KochiKame
The real neighborhood police station on which the manga one is based.
Kameari Koen is an actual park in Tokyo's Katsushika ward. The police station is fictional, but it is modeled after a real one located on the north side of Kameari railway station. The manga has brought considerable fame to the neighborhood, and it draws sightseers from all over Japan to a (usually vacant) station in a nondescript residential neighborhood. There is only a vacant lot where the police station is actually supposed to be located.
In February 2006, two life-size bronze statues of Ryo-san were erected at the north and south gates of Kameari Station. There is currently a trail of 14 statues in the area.
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Ryosan Dorayaki 両さんどら焼き

As the popularity of this district was falling, the local merchants thought of using KochiKame for their revitalization programs.
They asked the publisher of the manga for agreement, but he refused. Then they asked the author of "KochiKame" and he was quite pleased.
They begun to make Kochikame dorayaki sweets and statues of Kochikame at the station, at benches in the park and other places. Now visitors could take photos and as Instagram flourished, so florished Kameari.
Now a KochiKame character walks along the shopping street on Saturday and Sunday and they have popular drum concerts at the station.




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亀有香取神社 Kameari Katori Jinja
3 Chome-42-24 Kameari, Katsushika, Tokyo



This shrine has two large turtles instead of Komainu guardian dogs at its entrance.



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- amulet for beautiful legs from 香取神社 Katori Jinja

健康美脚のお守り
okobo おこぼ okobo pokkuri sandals for maiko




. Katori Jinguu 香取神宮 Shrine in Chiba .
Katori-jingu Shrine, Sawara-shi, Chiba. Women perform the rice-planting ceremony to music.


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Kameari Takagi Jinja 亀有の高木神社
葛飾区西亀有4-15-20 // (旧称:第六天社 former Dairokuten Shrine)

The patron Shrine of the village 砂原村 Sawaramura in the Edo period.
The main deity is Dairokuten.
Re-named Takagi Shrine in the Meiji period.



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. Dairokuten Ma-O 第六天魔王 Big Number Six Heavenly Deity .


. 高木神社 Takagi Jinja .
Ōta-ku, Chūō, 6 Chome−3 太田神社
The Binbogami of this shrine is
Kuroyami Tennyo 黒闇天女 Lady Ten Deity of the Darkness
A sister of Benzaiten 弁財天の姉 (other sources quote 吉祥天 Kichijoten).


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. Katsushika ku 葛飾区 Katsushika ward .

. 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 .

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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .


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10/09/2018

ohaguro haguro black teeth

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ohaguro, o-haguro お歯黒 / 御歯黒 / おはぐろ Ohaguro, black teeth
鉄漿 kane, 鉄漿水 kanemizu // おはぐろ水 ohaguromizu


浮世絵に見る江戸美人の化粧 Cosmetics of the Edo Bijin Beauties in Ukiyo-E
白、紅、黒―三色の美 The beauty of the three colors white, red and black


white お白粉 o-shiro for face powder
red 紅 beni for lip coloring
black お歯黒 o-haguro for teeth coloring and eyebrows



. Edo no bijin 江戸の美人 the beauties of Edo .

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Ohaguro (お歯黒) is a custom of dyeing one's teeth black. It was most popular in Japan until the Meiji era. Tooth painting is also known and practiced in the southeastern parts of China, Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. Dyeing is mainly done by married women, though occasionally men do it as well. It was also beneficial, as it prevented tooth decay, in a similar fashion to modern dental sealants.
- Traces of blackened teeth can be seen in the buried bones and haniwa (250 to 538 CE) from the Kofun period.
- Shōsōin, a treasure house connected to Tōdai-ji in Nara, holds the teachings brought to Japan by Jianzhen in 753.
----- Dyes
The main ingredient was a dark-brown solution of ferric acetate called kanemizu (かねみず, 鉄漿水), made by dissolving iron filings in vinegar. When the solution was combined with vegetable tannins from such sources as gallnut powder or tea powder, it would turn black and become non-water-soluble, in the same manner that iron gall ink is produced. Coating the teeth with this liquid helped to prevent tooth decay and enamel decay. The dye had to be applied once a day or once every few days.
As a convenient prescription, a fine powder of gallnut powder, sulfuric acid, and oyster shell could also be applied to the teeth, though this never really caught on.
In theatrical plays, ink mixed with turpentine was used, though these days, ink mixed with tooth wax is used.
----- Superstitions and urban legends
- In the Meiji, a rumor spread about an area where a virgin's blood was painted on an electric line. As a result of not wanting to have their blood taken as well, many of the young women in this area changed their appearances to match those of married women by blackening their teeth, painting their eyebrows and wearing simple kimono.
- In Yamada Norio's 2010 book "A Trip of Tōhoku Ghost Stories" (山田野理夫東北怪談全集), a story about Fukushima Prefecture is described (お歯黒べったり, "Ohaguro Bettari").
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Ukiyo-e of yama-uba with blackened teeth and Kintarō


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Things Japanese (1905) Basil Hall Chamberlain (1850-1935)
Blackening the Teeth
This peculiar custom is at least as old as A.D. 920; but the reason for it is unknown.
It was finally prohibited in the case of men in the year 1870. Even women have now abandoned it in Tōkyō, Kyōto, and the circumjacent provinces; and to see it surviving as a means of feminine adornment (?), one must repair to certain remote rural districts, the north-west coast, for instance, or the extreme north-east, where distance and poverty have acted as conservative forces. Every married woman in the land had her teeth blackened, until the present Empress set the example of discontinuing the practice.
Fortunately, the efficacy of the preparation used wears out after a few days, so that the ladies of Japan experienced no difficulty in getting their mouths white again. Mr. A. B. Mitford, in his amusing Tales of Old Japan, gives the following recipe for tooth-blacking, as having been supplied to him by a fashionable Yedo druggist:—
"Take three pints of water, and, having warmed it, add half a teacupful of wine. Put into this mixture a quantity of red-hot iron; allow it to stand for five or six days, when there will be a scum on the top of the mixture, which should then be poured into a small teacup and placed near a fire. When it is warm, powdered gall-nuts and iron filings should be added to it, and the whole should be warmed again.
The liquid is then painted on to the teeth by means of a soft feather brush, with more powdered gall-nuts and iron, and, after several applications, the desired colour will be obtained."
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'A Strange White Smile': A Survey of Tooth-Blackening and other Dental Practices in Japan.
Blomberg, Catharina. / Japan Forum 2:2 (1990)


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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

. neko 猫 / ねこ と伝説 Legends about cats, Katzen .
Once a man took a second wife, the daughter of a 旗本 Hatamoto Samurai.
One night the man looked into the room of the wife and saw a strange something beside her bed. It had a mouth opening up to the ears and the teeth were all black.
When the Samurai killed this monster, they found it was an old cat. This kind of story is told in various versions.



................................................................................. Aichi 愛知県
犬山市 Inuyama city

. yamanba 山姥 old mountain hag - legends .
At 新蔵 Shinzo there was a strange large woman sitting on a rock, her black teeth shining in the moonlight.
Someone tried to shoot her with an arrow and was sure he had hit something. When he followed the blood stains on the ground, he came to the house of 与八郎 Yohachiro, where his wife was lying dead on the ground.
Later they build a small shrine to appease her soul.



................................................................................. Gifu 岐阜県
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揖斐川町 Ibigawa town

About 100 years ago, there was お歯黒のお化け a monster with black teeth roaming the road at 牛洞 Ushibora.
It would appear suddenly and ask
tsuita ka, mite kuru ついたか、見てくろ
There is a similar story in Kyoto at the temple 大徳寺 Daitoku-Ji about お歯黒狸 a Tanuki badger with black teeth.

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大野郡 Ono district 清見村 Kiyomi village

. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .
A girl had been taking a nap under a kurinoki 栗の木 chestnut tree, when at night she suddenly begun to blacken her teeth and behaved quite strange.
Her grandmother thought she must have been seen by a serpent which wanted a bride. She gave her a drink that would melt away the black of the teeth and soon the girl became quiet again.




................................................................................. Kumamoto 熊本県
八代郡 Yatsushiro district

garappa ガラッパ Kappa - water goblin
西村光弘 Nishimura Mitsuhiro had been brought up at 小築島 Kotsuku Island off Yatsushiro.
As a child he saw a woman of about 40 jumping into the see, who was then taken hold of by some fishermen.
This woman had once used a needle blackened with Ohaguro and thrown it into the sea. This would frighten the local Kappa and prevent him from harming the fishermen.

. Kappa legends from Kumamoto 熊本県  .




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tanuki 狸 badger
At the temple 大徳寺 Daitoku-Ji there lived a Tanuki called Ohaguro ba おはぐろ婆 Old Hag with Black Teeth.
It used to sit in the pine grove near the temple and keep ist tools for blackening teeth, then frighten the people.
A anma 按摩 blind masseur took a large bag and caught the Tanuki

. Tanuki legends from Kyoto 京都府 .



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橿原市 Kashihara city

. kitsune densetsu 狐と伝説 fox legends .
In the early morning an elderly person went to the Shrine to pray.
Nearby there was a young woman with nicely combed hair, bringing mochi 絣 rice cakes as offerings and having her teeth all blackened.
The woman laughed in a strange way, ケタケタ keta-keta.
This young woman was in fact a fox in disguise.



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fusuma フスマ large wrapping cloth - Yokai monster
Sometimes at night out of nowhere there comes a large cloth, like a furoshiki 風呂敷, and wraps around the head of the sleeper. This is called fusuma.
It can not be cut, even with the sharpest sword.
But if the teeth have been blackened with Ohaguro, it is easy to cut and destroy.
Therefore, in former times and until recently, even men would use Ohaguro, just to be on the safe side.



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ohaguro mizu おはぐろ水 Ohaguromizu, hot spring
Hyoshimizu Onsen (Himeshima-mura) 5118-2, 姫島 Himeshima, Higashikunisaki District, Ōita
姫島拍子水温泉


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拍子水 Hyooshi-mizu Hyoshimizu Spring - "Hand-clapping"
This is a spring water in the precinct of Himekoso Shrine, or otherwise known as Akamizu Shrine, located on Himeshima Island, in Higashi-Kunisaki County, Oita Pref.
This spring water is included in the Seven Wonders of Himeshima Island.
Enshrined at Himekososha Shrine is Hime-gami (god’s princess), who ran away from Tsunuga Arashito, the prince of Gaya Confederacy. The legend has it that when the princess applied ohaguro (liquid to blackens the teeth) on her teeth and wanted to cleanse the mouth with water. Not being able to find any water around her, she clapped her hands (拍子 hyoshi) and then water (水 mizu) sprang out of the ground.
So, this spring water is also called “Ohaguro Mizu (ohaguro water).”
It is a hot spring of bicarbonate low temperature mineral spring. Visitors can take a bath in “Hyoshimizu Hot Spring.” There are two kinds of baths there; the cold spring and the hot spring, both of which are of light brown water. It is good for nerve pain, chronic gastroenteric diseases, and a cold constitution.
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................................................................................. Saitama 埼玉県
志木市 Shiki city 柏町 Kashiwa

. ohaguro Jizoo お歯黒地蔵 Jizo Bosatsu with black teeth .
A beautiful girl had moved nearby, so the Jizo statue went out to see her. When he came back, he had Ohaguro on his cheeks.

. Legends about Jizō - Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 .



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haguroishi, haguro-ishi 歯黒石 the Haguro stone
In the back yard of the Shrine is a stone called Haguro Ishi 歯黒石 "stone to blacken the teeth".
If people got a part of the stone, made it to powder and then 鉄漿水 Kanemizu water to blacken their teeth, they would have good luck and great fortune.
In a cavity there was always some water, more or less according to the tide. This water could also be used to blacken the teeth.

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田辺市 Tanabe

suzume 雀 sparrow,tsubame 燕 swallow
Once upon a time
the two sisters, Swallow and Sparrow, were told of the imminent death of their mother.
The Swallow put on mourning robes and make-up, but thus was not in time for the death to occur.
The Sparrow just blackened her teeth and flew straight to the home, where she could watch her mother die in peace.
This is the reason why the sparrow is not very beautiful, but can eat rice,
whereas the swallow is beautiful, but has to eat earth.



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最上郡 Mogami district

nogitsune / Yako 野狐 fox Yokai monster
Once the priest from the temple 三蔵院 Sanzo-In was walking in the mountain forest, when he met a Nogitsune.
He put his horagai 法螺貝 conch trumpet on the ear and blew. Suddenly the path became dark and he saw a house where he could stay over night. In this house, a woman had just died before giving birth. The priest was bewildered when he suddenly saw the woman get up again, blacken her teeth and then bit into the face of the priest. He turned his eyes in surprize and woke up . . . when he came to his senses, it was still light in the middle of the day.

. yako 野狐 nogitsune, "fox in the field" Yokai .

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Once upon a time, where was a couple living happily together.
On お庚申さんの日 the day of the Koshin Festival, the woman blackened her teeth and on the next day went into the mountain forest, but did not come back. A few days later a villager said he had seen her. She had eaten
fukutsu no kai ふくつの貝 shells of fortitude to be able not to get older.
She would drink red blood and eat raw flesh every day.
One day she came to see her husband and told him he would join her fate too, if he would blacken his teeth on the day of the Koshin Festival.

. The Koshin Cult 庚申信仰 .

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お歯黒 / 鉄漿 / - ok

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やぶいりや鉄漿(かね)もらひ来る傘の下
- another version : 養父入や鉄漿もらひ來る傘の下
yabuiri ya kane morai kuru kasa no shita

servant's holiday -
under an umbrella she comes
to get Ohaguro


. Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村 (1715 - 1783) .


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行く春の鉄漿つけなやむ女哉
yuku haru no kanetsuke nayamu onna kana

as spring is leaving
this woman is worrying about
blackening her teeth . . .


. 正岡子規 Masaoka Shiki (1867 - 1902) .

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おはぐろをあぶる役者の火鉢かな
ohaguro o aburu yakusha no hibachi kana

坂東みの介 Hando Minosuke

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お歯黒が落着いてくる十三夜
筑紫磐井

お歯黒となりて口開く春の夢
鳥居真里子

紋白蝶お歯黒美しき祖母憶ふ 松尾次子

鉄漿いろに蔓が枯れてる野分かな 飛鳥田[れい]
鉄漿つけし松茸売はなつかしき 富安風生
鉄漿の甕よりい出て射干へ 久米惠子
鉄漿をつけたる母の十夜かな 萩原麦草

むかし公卿の鉄漿の口柳絮とぶ 針呆介
京人形鉄漿つけあはれ吉野の忌 荒木法子
十夜婆々お鉄漿つけてまだ若し 河野静雲
古妻の怠る鉄漿や冬に入る 吉武月二郎句集
春宵や鉄漿壺のありどころ 西島麦南
煤の夜の昔の母は鉄漿つけき 柏崎夢香
笹鳴に唇そらし鉄漿つける 長谷川かな女
笹鳴や鉄漿つけ給ふ中納言 四明句集

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ohaguro tonbo 鉄漿蜻蛉 / 羽黒蜻蛉 Haguro dragonfly, Calopteryx atrata
They are commonly known as the broad-winged damselflies, demoiselles, or jewelwings.



厚底の靴に鉄漿蜻蛉かな
西田孝 Nishida Takashi

鉄漿蜻蛉(おはぐろ)の影おはぐろを追ひゆきぬ
Takazawa Ryooichi 高澤良一 Takazawa Ryoichi / Yoshikazu

竹林の梅雨をひらめく鉄漿とんぼ
松村蒼石 Matsumura Soseki (1887 - 1982)

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Owari district Chuo Kioi Chiyoda

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Owarichoo 尾張町 Owaricho district
Chuo, 銀座 Ginza fifth and sixth district



In the Edo period, there lived mostly townspeople and craftsmen in this area.
There were also many cloth and kimono shops, like 布袋屋 Hoteiya, 恵比寿屋 Ebisuya and 亀屋 Kameya.
Some craftsmen make special 雛人形 Hina dolls for the Hina Doll Festival.

When Tokugawa Ieyasu first came to Edo, this area was all sea, a great Inlay until Hibiya.
In 1603, Ieyasu ordered the landfills of this area. The Lord of Owari became the supervisor of the landfill here, hence the name of the area.


江戸名所図会 Edo Meisho Zue

Until 1930, the area belonged to 東京府東京市京橋区 Kyobashi.

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The Owari Domain (尾張藩 Owari han)
was a feudal domain of Japan in the Edo period. Located in what is now the western part of Aichi Prefecture, it encompassed parts of Owari, Mino, and Shinano provinces.
Its headquarters were at Nagoya Castle. At its peak, it was rated at 619,500 koku, and was the largest holding of the Tokugawa clan apart from the shogunal lands. The daimyō of Owari was Tokugawa-Owari family, the first in rank among the gosanke 御三家 three Tokugawa families .
The domain was also known as Nagoya Domain (名古屋藩)
The first leader was
Tokugawa Yoshinao (1607–1650), the 9th son of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
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. Owari shi Kannon 尾張四観音 The Four Kannon Temples of Owari .
- Aichi
- They were erected in the auspicious directions to protect the castle on Nagoya from evil influence.

. Owari Shippo 尾張七宝 Enamel art from Aichi .


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Kioichoo 紀尾井町 Kioicho district
千代田区 Chiyoda ward



Kioi is short for
KI Kishu clan 紀州家
O Owari clan 尾州家
I Ii clan 井伊家

The main estate (kami yashiki) of the Tokugawa family estates from 紀州徳川家 Kishu and 尾張徳川家 Owari were located here.
The 中屋敷 "middle estate" of the 井伊家 Ii clan was also located here. In the Edo period, this was mainly the name of the slope 紀尾井坂 Kioizaka.

The remains of these estates are now
Kishu - グランドプリンスホテル赤坂 Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka
Owari - 上智大学 Sophia University
Ii - ホテルニューオータニ Hotel New Otani


Kioizaka slope 紀尾井坂


. Benkeibashi 弁慶橋 Benkeibashi bridge .
The bridge connects to 紀尾井町 Kioicho, the area with the estates of the Kishu Tokugawa, Owari Tokugawa and Ii from Hakone were located.


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Daruma made from the petals of carnations
In 紀尾井町 Kioicho, Chiyoda, Tokyo

. hana no ka-petto 花のカーペット flower carpet .

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................................................................................. 尾張国 Owari no kuni


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52 尾張 to explore
07 尾張国 (00)


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. Kioicho no densha 紀尾井町の電車 the train from Kioi village .
and an old fox


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鈴掛の揺るる小春や紀尾井坂
suzukake no yururu koharu ya Kioizaka


坂井建 Sakai Ken


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Hongo Kikuzaka Kikusaka district Bunkyo

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Hongoo, Hongō 本郷 Hongo district, "original hometown"
Bunkyo ward

Hongō was a ward of the former city of Tokyo until 1947, when it merged with another ward, Koishikawa, to form the modern Bunkyō ward.

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The University of Tokyo (東京大学, Tōkyō daigaku, abbreviated as Todai (東大, Tōdai), is a major research university located in Tokyo, Japan. The University has 10 faculties with a total of around 30,000 students, 2,100 of whom are foreign. Its five campuses are in Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakano.
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. Morikawa 森川宿 Morikawa rest station .
- Hongo Kaneyasu かねやす famous store for medicine

. Yushima 本郷湯島 Hongo Yushima .


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Kikuzakachoo, Kikuzakachō 菊坂町 Kikuzakacho, Kikusaka district
Bunkyo, 本郷4、5丁目、 Hongo, fourth and fifth sub-district
菊坂 "chrysanthemum slope"



The name dates back to 1460.
During the Edo period, many farmers growing chrysanthemums in large fields lived on this slope.
There are other slopes near by, 本妙寺坂 Honmyojizaka, 鐙坂 Abumizaka, 梨の木坂 Nashinokizaka . . .

On top of the Kikuzaka slope is
Kikuzakadaichoo 菊坂台町 Kikuzakadai district
In 1628, it was included in the wider area 大縄拝領地.
In 1652, the great fire destroyed most of the area.

In 1682, it came under the jurisdiction of the 町奉行 Machibugyo magistrate of Edo.
A 岡場所 cheap pleasure quarter was established .

Around 1820 there lived more than 288 families in this district.
The estate 道造屋敷 Michizo Yashiki was in this district.


. March 2–3, 1657 - Great Fire of Meireki 明暦の大火 .
振袖火事 Furisode Fire - started maybe at the temple 本妙寺 Honmyo-Ji in this district.


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. Higuchi Ichiyo 樋口一葉 (1872 - 1896) .
novel writer

Former Ichiyo Higuchi Kikuzaka Residence is in Kikuzaka.
The ido 井戸 well she used is still there.



There is also 一葉が通っていた質屋跡 the remains of the pawn shop she frequented.


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夜桜やうらわかき月本郷に
yozakura ya urawakaki tsuki Hongoo ni

night cherry blossoms .
a young moon over
the student's quarter

Tr. Gabi Greve

. 石田波郷 Ishida Hakyo (1913 - 1969) .



菊坂を上り下りして一葉忌
Kikuzaka o nobori-kudari shite Ichiyo ki

walking up and down
the Chrysanthemum slope -
Ichiyo memorial day


池亀恵美子 Ikekame Emiko


菊坂といふ裏町の蒼き冷え
柴田白葉女

菊坂に聴きたる父の喇叭かな
斎藤愼爾

菊坂の路地の奥より七五三
塩谷はつ枝

菊坂や上下隣横隣 松藤夏山
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Persons and Place Names List

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. Anjincho district 安針町 . - Chuo
William Adams (1564 – 1620). Miura Anjin (三浦按針 "the pilot of Miura").

. Arakicho District 荒木町 . - Shinjuku
荒木政羽 Araki Masahane (1662 - 1732)

. Asakusa Heiemoncho district 浅草平右衛門町 . - Taito
村田平右衛門守勝 Murata Heiemon Morikatsu, 1616, from Hamamatsu, coming with Tokugawa Ieyasu

. Azabu-Ichibeicho district 麻布市兵衛町 . - Minato
黒沢市兵衛 Kurozawa Ichibei. Village headman in 1695.


. Dokanyama 道灌山 Mount Dokanyama . .
太田道灌 Ota Dokan (1432 - 1486), builder of the first Edo castle.


. Fuyukicho district 冬木町 . - Koto
In 1705 Fuyukiya Yaheiji became the headman of district. Fuyukiya 冬木屋 was a rich lumber merchant family.


. Honjo-Aioicho district 本所相生町 .
Priest Honinbo Sansa 本因坊算砂 (1612 - 1623), famous master of the Go play.
The teaching of this school of go included:
To improve one's skills as one gets old and studies with its opponents, like a good couple which gets old together.
aioi was written 相老い to get old together.
相生 - to develop skills together

. Horiecho district 堀江町 . - Edogawa
堀江六郎 Horie Rokuro, a local fisherman from Edo.


. Ichigaya Sanaizakacho district 市谷左内坂町 . - Shinjuku
島田左内 Shimada Sanai, village headman around 1620.

. Iida-machi district 飯田町 . - Chiyoda
The village headman 飯田喜兵衛 Iida Kihei.


. Kagacho district 加賀町 . - Chuo
加賀平右衛門 Kaga Heiemon, headman of the district - and the Kaga domain

. Kanda Saekicho district 神田佐柄木町 . - Chiyoda
Saeki Yataroo 佐柄木弥太郎 Saeki Yataro, a togishi 研ぎ師 polisher of swords and blades.

. Kanda Sakumacho district 神田 佐久間町 . - Chiyoda
Sakuma Heihachi 佐久間平八, a zaimoku 材木 timber, lumber merchant,

. Kasugacho district 春日町 . - Nerima
Lady Kasuga 春日局 Kasuga no Tsubone ((1579 – 1643), the wet nurse of the third Tokugawa Shogun Iemitsu.

. Kiyosumicho district 清住町 / 清澄町 . - Koto
Kiyosumi Yahē 清住弥兵衛 Kiyosumi Yahei, headman of the area.


. Matsugaecho district 松枝町 / 松ヶ枝町 . - Chiyoda
In 大奥 Ōoku, the Women's quarters of the Edo castle lived an Elder Lady named 松ヶ枝 Matsugae.


. Narimasu 成増 Narimasu district . - Itabashi
田中左京成益 Tanaka Sakyo Narimasu, also known as 田中泰彦 Tanaka Yasuhiko, village founder around 1520


. Ogawacho district 小川町 . - Musashino
小川九郎兵衛 Ogawa Kurobei (1622 - 1670), headman of the district.

. O-Hana お花 Girl from a tea house .
お花茶屋 Ohanajaya district in Katsushika

. Otowacho district 音羽町 . - Bunkyo
音羽 Otowa. Retainer of 桂昌院 Keisho-In (1628 - 1705), Mother of Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi.


. Reiganjima Island 霊巌島 / 霊岸島 . - Chuo
Reigan 霊巌 Priest Reigan (1554 - 1641) - 雄誉霊巌 Yuyo Reigan.


. Saruwakacho district 猿若町 . - Taiko
Saruwaka Kanzaburō 猿若勘三郎 (1598 - 1658), founder of Edo Kabuki.

. Shoanmura village 松庵村 . - Suginami
荻野松庵 doctor Ogino Shoan, He died in 1665. He developed the farming area, 松庵新田 Shoan Shinden.

. Sunamura district 砂村 "Sand village" . - Koto
named after its developer, 砂村新四郎 Sunamura Shinshiro, the brother of 砂村新左衛門 Sunamura Shinzaemon (1601 – 1668).


. Tomizawacho district 富沢町 . - Chuo
Tobisawa Jinnai 鳶沢甚内, Samurai from Odawara.


. Yayosugashi district 八代洲河岸 / Yaesu 八重洲 . - Chuo
Jan Joosten van Lodensteyn - ヤン・ヨーステン ファン・ローデンスタイン (1557 - 1623) / 耶揚子.


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Kasuya district Setagaya

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Kasuya mura 粕谷村 / 糟谷村 Kasuya village
世田谷区 Setagaya 粕谷一丁目から四丁目 from the first to the fourth sub-district



The name refers to the land owner 糟谷三郎兼時 Kasuya Saburo Kanetoki,
who lived here in the Kamakura period (1185 – 1333).
His estate was on Mount Hachiman Yama 八幡山. and 入間村 Irima village belonged under his jurisdiction.
The area did not have much water and the villagers grew vegetables.
One of his descendants, 与一右衛門 Yoichiemon, was a retainer of the 吉良氏 Kira clan. When the Kira clan was extinguished, he moved to
弦巻村 Tsurumaki village and later to 野良田村 Norada village - present-day 玉川中町 Tamagawa-Nakamachi.

Kasuya village belonged to Kanagawa in 1827 and in 1889 was reclaimed by Tokyo, named 千歳村大字粕谷 Chitose mura Daigaku Kasuya.
In 1936, it became part of Setagaya as 粕谷町 Kasuya machi. In 1970, the village became part of
祖師谷一丁目 Soshigaya、烏山町 Karasuyama、廻沢町 (めぐりさわまち Megurisawa and 船橋町 Funabashi.


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Shrine Kasuya Hachiman Jinja 粕谷八幡神社
1 Chome-6-4 Kasuya, Setagaya, Tokyo
In honor of 糟谷三郎兼時 Kasuya Saburo Kanetoki.



There are many old trees in the compound and it is quite dark even at daytime.
The main hall has been rebuilt in 1959. The komainu 狛犬 guardian dogs have been an offering from 2006.



One of the trees in the compound is called
wakare no sugi わかれの杉 cedar tree of departing
The writer Tokutomi Roka used to bring his visitors to this shrine and waited under this tree until they were out of sight.
When soldiers had to go to war, their families came here to pray for good fortune and a safe return, then seeing off their children.

The main festival of the Shrine is in October.
粕谷八幡神社例大祭




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Tokutomi Roka 徳冨蘆花 / Tokutomi Kenjiro 徳富健次郎 (1868 - 1927)
Kenjiro wrote novels under the pseudonym of Roka Tokutomi. He corresponded with Leo Tolstoy. A copy of a letter is on display in the small museum located in the Roka Kōshun-en Park, along with belongings.
From February 27, 1907, until his death, he lived in a house in Musashino (Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan).
At his wife's death the property was donated to the City of Tokyo to be used as a park. It was named Roka Kōshun-en in his honor.
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蘆花恒春園 Roka Koshun En Park

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