Great Fire of Meireki
Bunkyo-ku Hongou.
  • There are many disasters in Tokyo.
  • The people escaped from a disaster and emigrated to the west.
  • Famous disaster is..
  • The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.
  • The Great Fire of Meireki of 1657.
  • What will you talk about today?
  • I will talk about The Great Fire of Meireki of 1657.
  • This is a disaster of the Edo era.
  • Where is the fire started?
  • The cause is three places.
  • Three places?
  • The first fire was in Bunkyo-ku Hongo.
  • Here is the fire spot.
  • There was the Honmyo-ji Temple.
  • Where is the temple?
  • 20 hours later.
  • The second fire was in accommodations of Iidabashi.
  • 6 hours later.
  • The third fire was in Kojimachi.
  • This is terrorism.
  • The criminal aims at Edo-jo Castle.
  • This is not terrorism.
  • Can you prove it?
  • Yes I can.
  • The girl Umeno is 16 years old.
  • She is the daughter of the pawnshop of the hemp cloth.
  • She fell in love in Honmyo-ji Temple.
  • She made the long-sleeved kimono..
  • of the pattern same as his cloth.
  • What is this story?
  • How did the fire turn out?
  • Please listen to everything.
  • She died of an illness.
  • The long-sleeved kimono was hung on her coffin.
  • But.
  • A temple employee sold it and had drinking money.
  • He is terrible.
  • The girl Kino bought Umeno's kimono at a pawnshop.
  • Kino died of an illness.
  • The kimono was hung on her coffin.
  • The temple employee sold it.
  • Not again.
  • And what became of them?
  • The girl Iku bought Umeno's kimono at a pawnshop.
  • The girl Iku died of an illness?
  • Yes she died.
  • The long-sleeved kimono was cursed.
  • The temple baked a long-sleeved kimono.
  • This is silly talk.
  • The flame which baked a long-sleeved kimono grew big.
  • The big flame burnt down the whole Edo.
  • This fire is called a long-sleeved kimono fire.
  • A liar.
  • I don't want to hear a children's story.
  • This is terrorism.
  • Honmyo-ji Temple insists that this is a made-up story.
  • Why?
  • The Edo Shogunate punished the place which caused a fire strictly.
  • But, this temple was not punished.
  • This temple was thanked by the Edo Shogunate.
  • Why?
  • The temple took a disgrace.
  • Is the criminal the government?
  • The government had the issue of population concentration.
  • This is a conspiracy theory.
  • The horror story of the long-sleeved kimono.
  • Or, The conspiracy theory of the government.
  • Which do you believe?
  • I don't believe anything.
  • There is the truth between records.
  • I know the story of the arson girl.
  • Hey, We should do our work.