Origin of Kichijoji
Musashino-shi Kichijoji
  • What does Kichijoji mean?
  • Is it the name of the temple?
  • No.
  • There is no temple called Kichijoji around here.
  • Since when was this place called Kichijoji?
  • This place was called Kichijoji-mura from 1664.
  • It was a village here.
  • There was a big fire in 1657.
  • They called The Great Fire of Meireki.
  • Where did the fire originate?
  • Area of Bunkyo-ku.
  • Around Suidobashi was reduced to ashes.
  • There were a lot of wooden buildings in Japan.
  • It burns well.
  • There used to be an large temple here.
  • The temple's name is Kichijoji.
  • Is there the temple now?
  • It moved.
  • The temple did not burn in The Great Fire.
  • But the temple was fire one year later.
  • Kichijoji moved to Komagome now.
  • Here it is.
  • How is this temple and Kichijoji related?
  • People of the town which was destroyed by fire liked this temple.
  • They called the new village Kichijoji.
  • Kichijoji was a small village.
  • Many people emigrated to Kichijoji..
  • by the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923.
  • It became the big town now.
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