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Fuchu Kosatsuba(The place to post bulletin board in Fuchu)

The bulletin and public news board from the olden days.

Sightseeing

At the intersection of the Koshu Kaido (now known as the Kyu Kaisho Kaido) and Kamakura Kaido roads sits a "kosatsu" post board. These post boards, as big as 4.6m wide and 5m tall, served like a modern day "bulletin board", where new decrees and public announcements were shared.

Next to the Kosatsuba sat a place called the "otabisho". This spot is where Ookunitama no Ookami (the god enshrined at Okunitamajinja-Shrine) is said to have come to earth. On May 5th during the Kurayami "Darkness" Festival, visitors can see a number of events and 8 different portable mikoshi shrines as they light up the night.

Highlights

  • Kosatsuba served as a large news and bulletin board in the olden days.
  • This was the former center of the Fuchu-juku post town.
  • The o-tabisho next to the bulletin board becomes the site of festivites as mikoshi shrines light up the night of the Kurayami "Darkness" festival on May 5th.

Photos

  • Kosatsuba

    Kosatsuba

  • Kosatsuba

    Kosatsuba

  • Full view of the Kosatsuba

    Full view of the Kosatsuba

  • Full view of the Kosatsuba

    Full view of the Kosatsuba

  • O-tabisho.

    O-tabisho.

  • O-tabisho.

    O-tabisho.

  • O-tabisho.

    O-tabisho.

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Details

Name in Japanese
高札場
Postal Code
183-0022
Address
5-1 Miyanishicho, Fuchu City, Tokyo
Admission
Free
Access
6 min. walk from Fuchu-hommachi Station on the JR Musashino & Nambu Lines.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)