Oden Takahashi
shinjuku ku Ichigaya Daimachi 13
  • It is close to the Akebonobashi station here.
  • There used to be a prison here.
  • Tokyo is full of prisons.
  • This is because we go.
  • There were Tokyo prison and Ichigaya prison.
  • Two prison?
  • Tokyo prison changed the name with Ichigaya prison.
  • It moved to the Sugamo prison in 1937.
  • There was execution ground in this park.
  • A monument.
  • Japanese bar association built this in 1964.
  • There is the place that beheaded as the last in Japan.
  • Where is it?
  • Here.
  • The punishment of decapitation was over in 1880.
  • Asaemon Yamada last work was carried out here.
  • Who Asaemon?
  • Execution person of the Edo era.
  • Was there the execution person elsewhere?
  • It was only him.
  • The Edo era is 260 years.
  • How old did he live to be?
  • Asaemon Yamada is not a person name.
  • It is a honorific title.
  • There was it until the eighth generation.
  • Does his descendant inherits it?
  • They take a pupil.
  • Finally who is it to have been executed by him?
  • Oden Takahashi executed in 1879.
  • What did she do?
  • Robbery and murder.
  • What is she like?
  • As soon as she was born she was put in for adoption.
  • Her family was poor?
  • She married at 16 years old.
  • But, Her husband has died immediately.
  • She was widow.
  • She got a new lover. Ichitaro Ogawa.
  • Is she popular?
  • But Her boyfriend was a bad.
  • He like gambling. He ran into debt.
  • The man is loser.
  • She want to borrowed money from Kichizo for him.
  • Kichizo demanded a reward from her.
  • He is horrible.
  • She listened to all.
  • But he did not lend money.
  • Sly person.
  • She murdered him.
  • Oops.
  • She stole money and escaped.
  • She was arrested 14 days later.
  • So was she the death penalty?
  • She insist on her innocence.
  • The murder is not found innocent.
  • She made an imaginary story.
  • The investigation was confused.
  • Her trial took two years.
  • She should have become a novelist.
  • Murder woman was unusual.
  • The people were interested in a rare case.
  • This was given a big headline in the papers.
  • It became Kabuki, novel and movie.
  • What kind of story is it?
  • Sad story?
  • The evil woman of the Meiji period.
  • Poisonous Oden.
  • What poisonous?
  • The movie made more than ten.
  • Sounds awful.
  • Hey, Let's go at our work.