April 23, 2009
I suppose you can't believe that I took these photos in Tokyo.
But actually I took these photos on Tokyo side of edo-gawa( river ).
Anyway, please enjoy country side of Tokyo.
"Yagiri no Watashi " is a ferry across edo-gawa(river).
Yagiri ferry connects shibamata and yagiri.
Yagiri is a district in matsudo city, chiba prefecture.
The place is the scene of an excellent novel, "Nogiku no Haka (Grave of Wild Chrysanthemum)" which was written by Sachio Ito (1864-1913).
This ferry often appeared in tora-san movies.
So, yagiri ferry is well known by that novel and tora-san movies.
But, in 1983, it caught attention from all over Japan again by a popular song titled "Yagiri no Watashi" (singer Takashi Hosokawa).
Yagiri ferry has carried passengers since the early time of Edo Era.
In now a days, it is for sightseeing
The boat is rowed by boatman.
Photo above is a ticket counter of yagiri ferry.
Photo above is a landing pier of yagiri ferry.
These photos were taken on April 11 , 2009.