Fujisawa, Kanagawa

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Fujisawa is a Japanese city in Kanagawa Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1]

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Fujisawa — ukiyo-e woodblock print by Hiroshige, circa 1830s

In the Edo period, Fujisawa-shuku was 6th of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto.[2]

The city expanded around Yugyō-ji after 1325.[1]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fujisawa, Kanagawa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 199.
  2. Nussbaum, "Tōkaidō" at p. 973.

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