Tsuiji Wall of Kannonji
Tsuiji wall of Kannonji Temple is what symbolizes Yanaka, a town full of old downtown atmosphere. It is a 37.6 meter long mud wall made in the Edo Period in what is called a “neribei” style which are walls made alternating layers of mud and tile. A part of the wall was destroyed during the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, but it has since been restored. This type of wall where roof is put on top of wall made of alternating layers of mud and tile gives you rare glimpse into how a typical Japanese townscape looked like 200 years ago when there were the 47 ronin of Ako. In 1992, the wall won the Taito Ward Townscape Award. When traffic dies down, you will feel as though you have traveled back in time. Back in the Edo Period, walls like this one was prevalent around mansions of lords and temples.
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