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Why is Daikanyama called Daikanyama?

In Japanese History on February 21, 2013 at 7:32 am

代官山
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

  1. Not much to read here.. xD
    Thought to find something interesting about the Asakura family.

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