BLOGWalking2021.05.17

There was Ginza in Kyoto during Tokugawa era!?

The "Ginza no Yanagi (Weeping willows of Goinza)" from Takasegawa River introduced in "KYOTO-CHISHIN" the other day.

Speaking of Ginza, do you know that there used to be "Ginza" in Kyoto before Edo (Tokyo) in the Edo period?

The name "Ginza" is said to have originated in Fushimi, Kyoto.

Ginza 1-chome to 4-chome, located on the north side of Keihan Fushimi Momoyama Station.

It originated from the fact that in May, 1601, Ieyasu Tokugawa established "Ginza", a mint of silver coins here.

At that time, Fushimi prospered as the largest castle town in Japan, and the shogunate was established by Ieyasu.

In 1608, 'Ginza' in Fushimi was moved to Ryogae-cho (present-day Nakagyo Ward) in Kyoto.

It is said that it is one street west of the present Karasuma-dori Street, around Nijo, Oshikoji, Oike, Aneyakoji and Sanjo of Ryogae-cho-dori Street.

Later, 'Ginza' moved to Edo (Tokyo) in 1612.

In 1869, Ginza 1-chome and 4-chome were established after passing through town names such as Shin-Ryogae-cho 1-chome and 4-chome.

It is said that the name "Ginza" has been changed from the common name "Ginza-cho".

After the 'Kansei Reforms' in the middle of the Edo period, minting of coins stopped in Kyoto and was abolished in 1868.

During that time, it is said that Ginza was also established in Sunpu (Shizuoka), Osaka (Osaka) and Nagasaki.

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In the first location, 1 Ginza-cho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, there is a stone sign that says "伏見銀座跡  (Fushimi Ginza Ato)".

There is also a stone marker of '徳川時代銀座遺址 (Tokugawa Jidai Ginza Ishi, The remain of Ginza in the Tokugawa)' near the top of Oike in Ryogaemacho-dori in Kyoto.

It's on the west gate side of Kyoto International Manga Museum (the site of Tatsuike Elementary School).

At that time, "銀座 (Kin-za)" was established as well as "銀座 (Ginza)".

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If you go up north about 60 meters from "徳川時代銀座遺址 (Tokugawa Jidai Ginza Ishi, The remain of Ginza in the Tokugawa)", there is also a stone marker of "徳川時代金座遺址 (Tokugawa Jidai Kinza Ishi, The remain of Kinza in the Tokugawa)".

Am I the only one who would like to see the "The "Ginza no Yanagi (Weeping willows of Goinza)" planted beside these landmarks?


徳川時代銀座遺址 (Tokugawa Jidai Ginza Ishi, The remain of Ginza in the Tokugawa)
East side, Oike-agaru, Ryogaemachi-dori Street, Nakagyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City
2 minutes walk from Karasuma Oike Subway Station

徳川時代金座遺址 (Tokugawa Jidai Kinza Ishi, The remain of Kinza in the Tokugawa)
East side, Ryogaecho-dori Oshikoji-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City
2 minutes walk from Karasuma Oike Subway Station


Here is for "Ginza no Yanagi (Weeping willows of Goinza)" in Kyoto

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