Tokyo Stroll Supplement: Fukagawa
This page is for corrections and additions to the Fukagawa chapter of Tokyo Stroll. Updates will be announced on my blog.
I am including this tiny temple as it the one for Bishamon on the Fukagawa Shichifukujin pilgrimage tour. The neighborhood is a residential one, the temple is on a corner with a signal light. The entrance is on the east side, there is a driveway on the north side.
A Shingon Buddhist temple founded in 1626 and originally in Hatchōbori on the other side of the Sumidagawa the temple was relocated to this spot in 1643 This temple is known for having many graves of sumo wrestlers and referees, a connection that resulted in the temple being often referred to as Sumodera, "Sumo Temple." The entrance on the south.
Tagawa Suihō Norakuro Museum (田河水泡・のらくろ館)
Norakuro was a famous and highly influential manga by Tagawa Suihō, which began in 1931 and ran for ten years. Norakuro is about a black and white dog who joined the Army. The basic story is that he is a member of a troop of dogs fighting against the Monkey Army. The author, who grew up in Fukagawa, drew upon his experiences as a veteran in writing his tales. The U.S. cartoon character Felix the Cat was a great influence on the design, Tagawa was a fan of the Pat Sullivan films. The manga was animated in the 1930s and later in the 1970s and 80s
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May 10, 2019