Zoshigaya Cemeteries, Toshima

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Zōshigaya Cemetery is a public cemetery in Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, founded by the Tokyo Metropolitan government.The cemetery welcomes people from any religion and contains the graves of many famous people in its 10 ha area. It is maintained by the Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association.HistoryZōshigaya Cemetery was founded by the local government of Tokyo Prefecture in 1874 as a public graveyard following the policy of the new government of the Meiji period, which prohibited burial in the central part of Tokyo. Cremation was prohibited in 1873 and nine sites were designated new public graveyards in 1874. The local government of Tokyo prefecture established six cemeteries including Zōshigaya. Its construction and administration works were entrusted to the Tokyo Chamber (the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry of today). In 1876, the administration of the cemetery were taken into care by the prefectural government, and then by the Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association in 1985.The name of the cemetery at first was Zōshigaya-Asahidechō-Bochi; as Zōshigaya-Asahidechō was the name of the town in which it was located. It was changed to the current name of Zōshigaya Reien in 1935.
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  • It is a cemetery located in near Ikebukuro station. You can go along the narrow streets of the Valley cemetery zoshigaya, to get out to the Meiji-Dori Higashi-Ikebukuro station,.
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  • After visiting Yanaka Cemeteries where cherry blossoms were in full bloom, we came to Zoshigaya Cemeteries surrounded by greeneries. It’s another cemeteries administered by the city of Tokyo. As the t...  more »
  • It is a huge cemetery in the city. Keeping order in nameless graves, so the visit is. Even the graves of famous people, so it comes to elderly people is a quiet cemetery is the base.
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  • An interesting place for Japanese history buffs. This cemetery contains the remains of Natsume Soseki, Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo), John Manjiro, Hideki Tojo, and many other important historical figures.
  • Many famous person here
  • [Miscellaneous zōshigaya cemetery], cherry tram (toden Arakawa line) [zoshigaya station], easy to get off. And Soseki 🌸, dream 2, Yakumo etc famous people graves that many of Soseki [mind] also written. ... Following [Kokoro] from zoshigaya, went to the Valley, excerpts, and my wife wanted two together. I took the water to the grave of the new K, I did wash. Wife made incense and flowers to the front. He bowed, and sing along. Just repeat... my belly, just blame. ...
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  • Cemetery Management Office had us prepared map of the graves of famous people But it is not found easily. Back and forth, cemetery. Incidentally major could visit Mr. TONEGAWA's grave. Number of cemetery and prayed.
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  • Walk headquarters here for the map of graves of famous people, rely on the numbers. Do not have a tombstone, and hardly familiar notation was embarrassed, but we look like graves, gravestones and fathers have written their names and to hear the. There is one thing I noticed. Such as around the graves of Natsume Soseki's 人集ri, but rests on the enclosed stone Tomb. What unholy people, what were you doing? Since everyone had seen the Smartphone's Pokémon GO in such places. I think it's sad if, at that. The location and think ahead or deceased.
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