Why is Daikanyama called Daikanyama?

Daikanyama (Daikan Mountain)

First a quick definition. A 代官 daikan was a kind of local magistrate or governor in the Edo Period.

There are 2 theories as to why this area is called Daikan Mountain:

1) A daikan‘s residence was located here at some time.

2) The forest mountain here fell under the direct supervision of a daikan.

There is insufficient documentation remaining to support one theory over the other.

a daikan on daikanyama
a stereotypical daikan

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