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Road to the Fukagawa-Edo Museum, near Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station.
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Fukagawa-Edo Museum
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After you enter the exhibition area, first you see drawings of famous people from Fukagawa.
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Then you see a dramatic bird's eye view of the recreated neighborhood of Sagacho, Fukagawa. The entire neighborhood is indoors.
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The lighting inside the museum also changes to reflect the time of day. This is night time.
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Day time
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Rice storehouse
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Cat on the roof. Meow is what you first hear in the museum. Its name is "Mamesuke." Actually a robot cat whose head can move up and down.
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Main street with shops.
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Vegetable seller. 八百屋の八百新
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Back room of the vegetable seller.
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Rice vendor. A small, wooden square box was used to measure the volume of rice to sell to a customer. 舂米屋職人
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Bales of rice inside the rice storehouse.
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Machikido town gate made of wood. This gate marked the boundary between towns. It could also be closed. 町木戸
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River boat taxi
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River boat taxi
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Fire watchtower on the left, and boat operator's house on the right. 船宿升田屋と相模屋
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Boat operator's house 船宿升田屋と相模屋
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Cross section of a typical Nagaya longhouse apartment.
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Nagaya longhouse
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Cross section of a typical Nagaya longhouse apartment. It was a single room whose size was about 6 tatami mats.
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Cross section of a typical Nagaya longhouse apartment. The saw on the wall indicates that the resident was a log cutter. The area was close to Kiba where they processed logs.
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Clothes line for laundry.
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Communal toilet
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In front of the fire watchtower is this open area designed as a fire break to prevent any fires from spreading further. It is also a gathering place with food stalls.
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Video theater
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Exhibition room
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In the museum lobby is a special exhibition about Yokozuna Taiho, one of the greatest yokozuna in history. His stable was in Koto.
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Yokozuna Taiho exhibition
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Yokozuna Taiho's topknot
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Yokozuna Taiho's tournament victories
 
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