Tokyo Sky Tree and Soramachi

There are two famous towers in Tokyo.  One is Tokyo Tower completed in 1958 which looks like Eiffel Tower in Paris.  It is 333 meter-high.  (Eiffel Tower is 324 meter-high.) The other tower is Tokyo Sky Tree which was completed in 2012 and it is 634 meter where I visited recently.  If you climb up…

Fire Monuments in Eko-in Temple

This is going to be the final story about Eko-in Temple.  The last monument I would like to introduce is the fire monuments.  The origin of this temple is the Great Fire which hit Edo, the current Tokyo downtown area in 1657.  There were several big fire in Tokyo during Edo Era.

Nezumi Kozo the Robber in Eko-in Temple

Nezumi Kozo whose real name is Jirokichi Nakamura is perhaps the most famous Japanese robber and hero who lived in Edo, the fomer Tokyo during the late 18th and early 19th century.  He commited the robbery in various samurai‘s residences in Tokyo and was finally captured in 1831 when he was executed.  It as believed that…