by Yumi Ryujin
Kawagoe Goodwill Ambassador for Tourism


§ No. 1

YOKOTA Gorobei and the history of the building of Saitama Resona Bank's Kawagoe branch

§ No. 2

IWATA Hikosuke, the samurai who played an important role in Kawagoe about 300 years ago

§ No. 3

Kawagoe Tozan (Kawatou), the Kawagoe-made fabric that bloomed from the end of the Edo Period up to around 1900

§ No. 4

Edward Sylvester Morse, an American who discovered the "cord marked pottery" produced in the Jomon Period, and his trips to Kawagoe

§ No. 5

HASHIMOTO Gaho, an artist retained by the Kawagoe Domain at the end of the Edo Period, who created a new style of Japanese painting with OKAKURA Tenshin in the Meiji Period

§ No. 6

FUNATSU Ranzan, who was a painter retained by the Kawagoe Domain and who painted pictures on the sliding doors of Kawagoe Castle ten years before the Meiji Restoration

§ No. 7

The Miyoshino (Shinto) Shrine, which is located very near the remains of Kawagoe Castle

§ No. 8

The land of "Semba" and water in Kawagoe

§ No. 9

The Kita-in Buddhist Temple in Semba and High Priest Tenkai

§ No.10

The Relation between Edo and the Kita-in Temple in Semba after the death of Tokugawa Ieyasu

§ No.11

The Great Fire of Kawagoe, which occurred during the era of the 3rd Tokugawa Shogun, Iemitsu, and afterward

§ No.12

The Kawagoe Matsuri Festival, which was started by MATSUDAIRA Nobutsuna, Lord of Kawagoe at the beginning of the Edo Period

§ No.13

The Mt. Fuji Viewing Tower in Kawagoe Castle

§ No.14

The background and history of Kawagoe Castle

§ No.15

History of tea and Kawagoe tea

§ No.16

TAKABAYASHI Kenzo, who invented tea-producing machines, and the social background to this time

§ No.17

The Naritasan Kawagoe Hongyoin Temple in Kubo-machi, established in 1853, when Commodore Perry’s four black warships came to Japan from America

§ No.18

“Tokinokane (time-telling)” Bell Tower constructed during the Meiji Period by SEKINE Matsugoro, a master carpenter

§ No.19

The bronze bell in the “Tokinokane (time-telling)” Bell Tower constructed during the Meiji Period

§ No.20

Renkeiji Temple in Renjaku-cho, whose bell solemnly tells us the time at three o'clock every day

§ No.21

Three Buddhist priests deeply related to the Renkeiji Temple in Renjaku-cho

§ No.22

The samurai, OKADO Dempachiro "Shigetomo," who lived in Edo in the late 17th and early 18th centuries

§ No.23

Mr. KAZUNO Tomojiro, a master carpenter who specialized in building shrines and temples

§ No.24

MATSUDAIRA Yamatonokami Naritsune, who was the Lord of Kawagoe Castle at the end of the Edo Period

§ No.25

UCHIIKE Mushaemon, a samurai from the Kawagoe Domain at the end of the Edo Period, who got on board a black ship from America

§ No.26

MATSUDAIRA Suohnokami Yasuhide, who became the Lord of Kawagoe Castle in 1866, just two years before the Meiji Period started

§ No.27

The Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

§ No.28

The "Tinkle Train" in Kawagoe

§ No.29

Ishikawa-gumi Silk Reeling Company, Kawagoe Factory
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