Navel of Tokyo
Suginami-ku Oomiya.
  • The center of Tokyo is Kokubunji.
  • I know.
  • Do you know Center of population?
  • What is it?
  • The population of Tokyo is partial.
  • Somebody calculated the center by the local number of people.
  • Where is it?
  • It is this spot.
  • What is here?
  • Here is Suginami ku.
  • What is this Shinto shrine?
  • Oomiya Hachimangu.
  • Oomiya Hachimangu is called The Navel of Tokyo.
  • Why navel?
  • The navel is the human center.
  • The population changes.
  • In old days. This Shinto shrine was not center.
  • Don't worry about that.
  • What is that?
  • That is a house in 2000 years ago.
  • Is this real?
  • It is a model.
  • The old village was excavated in this neighborhood.
  • Is that village 2000 years ago?
  • Yes.
  • The people call that period Yayoi period.
  • An luxurious grave was excavated in this hill.
  • Is it a grave of the King?
  • It is not so big.
  • I think that it is the grave of the fortune-teller.
  • Maybe the grave of a shrine maiden consecrated to a god.
  • Or is it a village mayor?
  • I think so too.
  • Okay, I'm going back to my work.