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.
3 thoughts on “Why is Daikanyama called Daikanyama?”
Not much to read here.. xD
Thought to find something interesting about the Asakura family.
It’s a really old article. The site has changed a lot over the years. It might be worth re-investigating the topic.