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  • Japanese: 駒込 (Komagome)

Komagome is an area of Tokyo which historically was home to a number of daimyo mansions and other samurai residences. These included the naka-yashiki ("middle residence") of the Maeda clan of Kaga han,[1] as well as a residence of the Mito Tokugawa clan.[2]

The Oiwake neighborhood within Komagome Village (then part of the city of Edo) was officially designated in 1618 as a district for kobito and chûgen (low-ranking samurai) residences. The neighborhood takes its name from its location at the division (wake) of the Nakasendô and Iwatsuki kaidô highways. It also contains a stone marker marking a one ri distance from Nihonbashi.[3]

References

  1. Gallery labels, "Upper, Middle, and Lower Residences of Kaga Domain," National Museum of Japanese History.[1]
  2. Anne Walthall, "Nishimiya Hide: Turning Palace Arts into Marketable Skills," in Walthall (ed.), The Human Tradition in Modern Japan," Scholarly Resources, Inc. (2002), 45-60.
  3. Plaque at Bunkyô-ku, Mukôgaoka 1-13.[2]
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