Origin of Asakusa

ASAKUSA IMAHAN

The Origin of Asakusa

During the Jomon era, Asakusa was under the sea.
They say it came over the sea in the Yayoi era.

By the way, what is the place name"Asakusa" based on? According to the historical materials of Tokyo-fu, "the name Asakusa came from little grass, meaning that there were little grass in the area in Musashino region where weeds overrun, This is the common theory.

When we are requested to tell some story about Asakusa, we will tell about "Sensouji temple". It is said that Sensouji temple is originated from the donated golden Buddha statue of 5.5 cm tall which was caught in casting net operated by famous fisher brothers at Sumida River and brought in by an intelligent priest of the area for pray in 628 A.D. After long time has passed since then, Sensouji temple has been gradually popular and famous as a central religious symbol of public. So if Sensouji temple were not here in Asakusa, it should have been so uncivilized site for us...?

As you know when entering in the Edo era. Asakusa had powerful growth in both culture and economy. At that period in Asakusa, people enjoyed so much with such entertainments as Kabuki, street entertainers and show tent. Time left the Edo era and passed through the Meiji era, the Taisho era and the Syowa era to the Heisei era. During those time, culture from abroad has magically changed its feature to such as Japanese Opera, Japanese revues, croquette, pork cutlet, all of which have been modified Asakusa-like culture. In those days, people would think it was fashionable to eat Gyunabe (old name for Sukiyaki) in Asakusa.

Asakusa has experienced disasters such as Kanto Big Earthquake and Tokyo Big Air-raid. However, through the experience, Asakusa keeps on going as the hometown of Japanese now and in the future.

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