11/02/2016

ensoku excursions

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. Famous Places and Powerspots of Edo 江戸の名所 .
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ensoku 遠足 excursion, day trip and guidebooks

Taking a day off to enjoy nature was popular in Edo.
Taking along some food and sake to enhance the joy of being with friends and family.

. WKD - ensoku 遠足 (えんそく) excursion .
kigo for spring and 秋の遠足 aki no ensoku, kigo for autumn.

- - - - - There were some guide books:

. Edo Meisho Zue 江戸名所図会, “Guide to famous Edo sites” .
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Edo Meisho Hanagoyomi 江戸名所花暦 Flower Calendar of Famous Places in Edo

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Edo no gaidobukku 江戸のガイドブック Guidebooks for Edo

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In Edo, books introducing meisho (famous places), meiten (famous shops) and meibutsu (famous products) were sold, much like modern day guidebooks. These guidebooks were used not only by people visiting Edo, but by Edo residents as well, holding the guidebook in one hand as they enjoyed travelling around famous places. These guidebooks also became popular as souvenirs from Edo. The National Diet Library also maintains a large number of these guidebooks in its collections. Please enjoy the prosperity of the meisho in Edo from those times.

Edo Meishoki by Asai Ryoi, printed by Kono Michikiyo in 1662
Edo suzume 12 volumes, by Kinko Entsu ; illus. Hishikawa Moronobu, printed by Tsuruya Kiemon in 1677
Kokyo gaeri no Edo banashi by Kagiya Heiemon, et al. in 1687, 8 books
Murasaki no hitomoto by Toda Mosui copied in 1714, 2 books
Edo sunago 6 volumes, by Kikuoka Senryo and Tajihi Chikatomo, printed by Suharaya Ihachi, et al. in 1772
. Funai biko / 御府内備考 Gofunai Biko .
- - - edited by Mishima Masayuki and Kamiya Nobuyori, copy, 45 books
Edo hanjoki by Terakado Seiken, printed in 1832-36

Edo meisho zue 7 volumes 江戸名所図会
by Saito Choshu, illus. Hasegawa Settan, printed by Suharaya Mohei, et al. in 1834-1836, 20 books
Published from 1834 to 1836. This is an illustrated geographical booklet of meisho in Edo and surrounding areas. It has been praised as a comprehensive geographical booklet on Edo. The work was compiled by three generations of fathers and son, Saito Yukio (Choshu), Yukitaka (Kansai) and Yukinari (Gesshin). Consists of 7 volumes and 20 issues. Illustrations are by Hasegawa Settan. The work is written as on-site investigations of the history and current conditions of shrines, Buddhist temples and meisho and historical sites, and is of very high historical value. In particular, the drawings of Settan, that conveyed the customs, events and scenery, were sketches of the actual locations, with many portraying the scenes in extreme detail, making this work an extremely good historical reference of the scenery and customs of the time. The National Diet Library also holds a manuscript copy of the Koyu Manroku [134-270] which is a record of Yukitaka's site surveys.

- - - - - Meisho-e books
Edo meisho zue written and illustrated by Juppensha Ikku in [1813?]
Ehon Edo miyage 2 parts, 6 volumes, by Nishimura Shigenaga, illus. Suzuki Harunobu 1753
Ehon Toto asobi 3 volumes, by Asakusa'an, illus. Katsushika Hokusai in 1802
Kyoka Edo meisho zue 16 parts, edited by Tenmei rojin, illus. Hiroshige in 1856
- - - - - about food and seasons
Edo kaimono hitori an'nai edited by Nakagawa Gorozaemon, printed by Yamashiroya Sahei, et al. in 1824
Edo meibutsu shuhan tebikigusa printed in 1847
Hanagoyomi (floral calendar) and saijiki (compendium of seasonal words) 1834
Edo yuran hanagoyomi Suharaya Ihachi, et al. in 1837
Toto Saijiki 4 volumes,Hasegawa Settan and Hasegawa Settei 1838

- Read the text here :
- source : ndl.go.jp/landmarks -

- - Read the Japanese text here :
- source : national diet library -

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江都近郊名勝一覧 Edo Kinko Meisho Ichiran
EDO KINKÖ MEISHÖ ICHIRAN

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- reference : 四時遊観録 -

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江戸ウォーキング (大人の遠足ブック) Edo Walking - Excursions for Grown-Ups

Even in our modern times, walking in "Edo" is quite popular!

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Watching blossoms in spring and red autumn leaves in autumn soon became popular in Edo.

ume-mi 梅見 watching plum blossoms
亀戸梅屋敷 Kamei, 隅田川沿いの寺島村 along the river Sumidagawa, 蒲田村 Kamata village

hanami 花見 watching cherry blossoms
上野山 Ueno, 王子の飛鳥山 Asukayama in Oji, 隅田川堤 along the bank of Sumidagawa,
. 品川の御殿山 Gotenyama in Shinagawa .

shiohigari 潮干狩り collecting small animals
on the beach in summer, especially Shinagawa

kawa-asobi 川遊び, fune-asobi 舟遊び
along the 隅田川 Kanda River

hotaru-gari ホタル狩り catching fireflies
along the river 妙正寺川 Myoshojigawa

tsukimi 月見 full moon watching in Autumn
富岡八幡, Tomioka Hachimangu, 飛鳥山 Asukayama

momijigari 紅葉狩り watching red autumn leaves
There were quite a few places in Edo.

All these activities are part of the Saijiki collection of season words for poetry and Haiku.

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What does Asukayama mean?

... it would take someone in modern clothes using modern roads about two hours to walk from 日本橋 Nihonbashi to Ōji. Walking in a kimono on dirt roads could have easily taken three hours or more. ...
- source : japanthis.com -

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. Famous Places and Powerspots of Edo 江戸の名所 .

. Edo bakufu 江戸幕府 The Edo Government .

. Doing Business in Edo - 商売 - Introduction .

. Authors and writers of the Edo period .

. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu poems in Edo .

. Japanese Architecture - Interior Design - The Japanese Home .

. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .


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