Saturday, February 14, 2015

Shinagawa-Juku, Tokyo

Shinagawa-Juku was the one of the fifty-three station of the Tokaido. The Tokaido is the most important five routs at the Edo era. It's connecting Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto. Shinagawa-Juku was the closest rout to Edo. People from Kyoto usually stayed for a break, bought something new, eat dishes at  Shinagawa-Juku before getting in Edo. Some people bought a pare of new zouri (shows) to change the zouri worn out. Shinagawa-Juku was the place for getting ready to reach Edo. So Shinagawa-Juku was prosperous because of the closest to Edo. 


Old Tokaido Shinagawa-Juku still remands now.  Many stores put the huge wooden sign.


Street of Shinagawa-juku


Pole written Tokaido Shinagawa-Juku

Seaweed store

A rest stop. A Jinrikisha parked in front of the rest stop house.

Pine tree is the symbol of Tokaido Shinagawa-Juku. 


Walter service Corp. "Tomita Kougyou"

Very old storehouse

Jyonan Primary School

Tatsuoka Tatami Mat Store 

Tatami is traditional Japanese straw mat. One piece of tatami is as big as a single bed. Some recent apartment doesn't have tatami room but the most of Japanese style house have tatami room. 

Shinagawa Bridge

There are many shrines around Shinagawa-Juku. Many travelers visit Shrine to pray for safety of their trip. I went to Ebara Shrine.

There is a red bridge across Megro river. 

It's very beautiful location.

This is the Torii gate.

There is a statu of Ebisu, one of the Seven Deities of God Fortune.

The winter cherry blossom (Hikansakura) just started to bloom. 

Ebara Shrine was built in 709 with a long and distinguished history.

You must be enjoy going for a stroll Shinagawa-Juku. You will feel old Edo era.

Tokaido Shinagawa-Juku HP: http://japan-city.com/sina/
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