Kubizuka of TAIRA no Masakado
Chiyoda ku Ootemachi 1-2
  • Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku is..
  • The center of the Japanese economy.
  • Many tall buildings.
  • In the middle of many buildings..
  • There is no building here.
  • Is that a park?
  • House?
  • Here is the Kubizuka of TAIRA no Masakado.
  • He changes the economy of Japan?
  • What did he do?
  • 1,000 years ago in Heiankyo Era.
  • He outbraved the national power.
  • He was going to let..
  • the Kanto district(East Japan) become independent.
  • Did he succeed?
  • He failed.
  • He was sentenced to death in Kyoto.
  • The head of a body that has been decapitated..
  • was displayed.
  • He was regretful.
  • His head flew in the sky.
  • and landing here.
  • Wow!
  • There are a lot of fall spots of the head.
  • Here is the most famous.
  • I can't believe it.
  • It is a legend.
  • He was loved by the people.
  • Someboby went back with his head..
  • And, connected head with a body on here.
  • It is left so far.
  • Has it not been broken?
  • It was broken by the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923.
  • They built a temporary Government building..
  • of the Ministry of Finance.
  • However, an unidentified disease was prevalent.
  • The person concerned died more than ten people.
  • I'm scared.
  • The Minister of Finance is unconscious.
  • They rebuilt Masakado mound.
  • So was it over?
  • 17 years later.
  • A Government building is reduced to ashes by a thunderbolt.
  • World War 2 is over in 1945.
  • GHQ was going to readjust the division of here.
  • A worker died.
  • What happened?
  • Curse of Masakado?
  • He is a hero forever.
  • There is him in the heart of people.
  • The people tie a cause to him.
  • Is there the historic spot of Masakado elsewhere?
  • Kanda Myojin.
  • I was tired.
  • Okay, Let's go at our work.