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The Lantern Given to The Third Shogun Iemitsu Tokugawa

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A large stone lantern that stands in a bamboo forest on the west part of Heisei Garden and on the east of the central approach road of Gyosen Park in Edogawaku was given to Iemitsu Tokugawa who was the third Shougun of Edo Bakufu. It is so large that it is over 2 meters tall. There is Chinese letters '大猷院殿尊前' on its surface, that is Iemitsu's posthumous Buddhist name. The signpost next to the lantern tells that it was given to Iemitsu Tokugawa, the third Shogun of Edo Bakufu, by Tadaoki Tatewaki Naito, the lord of Iwaki Tairajo Castle in Mutsu in 1652. It was given a year after his death. Tadaoki built it because he mourned over his death. There are many maple trees around the bamboo forest, so the stone lantern is decorated with sparkling colors in fall. Why don't you go to see the stone lantern?

Tadaoki Naito, a lord of Iwaki Tairajo Castle

Tadaoki Naito;1592-1674

Tadaoki Naito was one of the Sengoku Dimyos and one of the retainers of Tokugawa Family was born in late Sengoku Period and worked in early Edo period. Naito Family had supported the clan for several generations. He was a son of Masanaga Naito soon after he became a lord of Sanuki in Kazusa (now Chiba prefecture) when Ieyasu Tokugawa had moved to Edo in 1591. He was called Kinichiro in general, and his name was Tadanaga in his young years, then it was changed Tatewaki. He attended the Battles of Osaka in 1614 and 1615. Then his family moved to Taira Castle in Iwaki (now Taira in Iwaki city in Fukushima prefecture) as their reward of the battles. He succeeded his father's lands and works and he established some systems in his land, edited the local history and built a canal called Ogawae. Moreover, he contrubuted a lot at the Bakufu since he worked at Osakajo Caslte as a dupty twice. He was passed as his age 83. His grave is in Komyoji Temple in Kamakura city in Kanagawa prefecture.


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The Location and Access to Iemitsu Tokugawa's Lantern


The Lantern Given to Iemitsu Tokugawa in Gyosen Park

  • The Lantern Given to Iemitsu Tokugawa, the third Shogun of Edo Bakufu in Gyosen Park has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Sobu Express Line bound to Tokyo or Yokosuka and get off at Funabashi Sta, then transfer the line to Sobu line bound to Nakano or Mitaka ang get off at Motoyawata Sta. Or take Keisei-line bound to Ueno and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. Both from Motoyawata Sta and Keisei Yawata Sta, transfer the line to Toei Shinjuku line and get off at Funabori Sta. Or transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Nishi Kasai Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, ake Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer the line at Nihonbashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishifunabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Nishi Kasai Sta.
  • From Iwamotocho Station at Akihabara, take Toei Shijuku line bound to Motoyawata and get off Funabori Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Nishi Kasai Sta.
  • Take 12 minute walk from Nishi Kasai Sta and take 19 minute walk from Funabori Sta.
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The Noted Spots near Gyosen Park in Edogawaku

a fishing pond in Gyosen Park

Gyosen Park

The park has many attractions for kids and for their parents.
Heisei Garden in Gyosen Park

Seasonal Views in Gyosen Park

There are many seasonal flowers in the park.

Shioiri no Ike Pond

Heisei Garden in Gyosen Park

Heisei Garden is a Japanese style garden having a large pond.
a stone garden in Gyosen Park

Genshinan and its stone garden

Genshinan is a Japanese style house having a stone garden.

a stone lantern in Gyosen Park

The Stone Lantern given to the third Shogun, Iemitsu Tokugawa

A large stone lantern in the park.
the statue of Gen Tanaka

The statue of Gen Tanaka

Gyosen Park was built on the land given by Gen Tanaka.

Ukita Park

Ukita Park

Many cherry blossoms bloom on lawn grounds under the sky.
Kakosan Ganchiin Horenji in Kasai

Kakosan Ganchiin Horenji Temple

It was found for Kihei Udagawa, the pioneer of Kasai.

Ukita Higashi Koen in Edogawaku

Ukita Higashi Koen Park

The park sounds like a secret garden, it has a ume and rose garden in it.
thousands of cherry trees along Shinkawa

A Walk Along Shinkawa River

It has some Edostyle Landmarks and thousands of Cherry Trees along this river.

thousands of cherry trees along Shinkawa

Thousands of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa River

In spring, thousands of sakura along it beautifully bloom.
a fire lookout and cherry blossoms

Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza

A fire lookout and an old lock gate are the symbols.

the bell tower in Shokakuji in Kasai

The Pilgrimage to the temples dedicating Daishi in Kasai

Kasai Daishi Mairi is a kind of the pilgrimage since Edo perid.
Tozenji in Kuwakawacho

Nagashima Kuwakawa as to say Teramachi in Kasai

There are many temples in this small areas.