Grass Melting into White Clouds on the Musashi Plains

Jippensha Ikku was the pen name of Shigeta Sadakazu who was a Japanese writer during the late Edo period of Japan. In his introduction to Hizakurige, he describes the Kanto Plain where Tokyo is now located, although it was then known as the Musashi Plain. Prior to the establishment of Edo, the Musashi Plain was a deserted and remote area far away from the old capital in Kyoto…Continue reading

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