A Walk on Kuwakawa and Nagashima in Kasai Edogawaku
Higashi Kasai in Edogawaku Tokyo
is an area on the south bank of Shinkawa River
flowing into Edogawa River
at the east end of it was called Kuwakawa and Nagashima for several dozen years age. The areas are very small but there are many temples in them like Gyotoku Teramachi
. In a guidebook published in Edo period
called 'Edo Meisho Zue
', it was on 'Bungencho (a record of the retainers ) recorded by Hojo Family
in Sengoku period
that there was a castle called 'Nagashima Takajo in Kasai' and it was
owned by Yasushuke Ota. And according to Shinpen Musashinokuni Fudokiko
(a geographic guide of Musashi province edited in Edo period), there were
214 houses in Nagashima and 107 in Kuwakawa Village. There were many houses
drawn on a map published in Meiji Era. They show that the areas have been
prosperous for hundred years ago. Moreover, people in the areas has kept
a traditional pilgrimage called 'Kasai Daishi Mairi'. In this page, some
of the unique temples are introduced. Why don't you walk on Kuwakawa and
Nagashima in Kasai?
The Noted Spots in Kuwakawa and Nagashima in Kasai
It has many stone sculptures with cute and funny face in it.
It was an old temple built in Muromachi period.
Nagashima Takajio Castle had been stood on this site.
It is famous for the Yakushi who has power to cure eye disease.
It has quiet beautiful views while seeing from the gate.
Kasai Daishi Mairi is a kind of the pilgrimage since Edo perid.
These areas have some Edo style Landmarks and thousands of Cherry Trees.
The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.