|Painted by Hiroshige in 1856 - 1858|
Here, the place which Sumidagawa river and Ayasegawa river meets was called "Sekiya no sato" meaning Sekiya village. At Sekiya no sato, there used be the palace for Tokugawa shogun before Sekiya no sato. The palace had the beautiful garden and a truck farm dedicated for Tokugawa shogun. And after the Tokugawa shogun palace was removed, the garden and farm were left. Then they were very popular for Edo people as a resort.
Now, there is Higashi Shirahige Park. The inlet of Sumidagawa river which is drawn in the Hiroshige print was reclaimed. The farm was removed. The park is not bad but I prefer Sekiya no sato.
|Map made in 1858|