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7 Iwase Kyo den Haka (The grave of Iwase Kyoden)

Tokyo Historic Places
Designated on March 28, 1955

The grave of Iwase Kyoden (1761-1816), a popular fiction writer in the late Edo period. His first name was Samuru and pseudonym was Santo Kyoden. He wrote many books such as "Edoumare Uwakino Kabayaki" and "Keiseikai Shijuhatte." By Kansei Reform, he was punished because of his Sharebon (a gay-quarter novelette). But he wrote many books after consequences of his mischievous pen. He died in 1816 and held a funeral in Ekoin Temple.

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Ekoin Temple, 2-8-10 Ryogoku, Sumida City
2-min walk from JR Sobu Line Ryogoku Station, 8-min walk from Subway Oedo Line Ryogoku Station
The Ryogoku Nigiwai Festival is held for 5 days in early May.No smoking, lavatories : provided, photography prohibited, foreign language support available