NIPPON Kichi - 日本吉


吉田宿 Yoshida-juku Yoshida-juku

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Yoshida-juku was the 34th of the 53 post stations of the Tokaido Road in the Edo period (1603-1868). It was located in current Toyohashi City in Aichi Prefecture. It was 6 km away from Futagawa-juku, the next station in the east, and 10 km from Goyu-juku in the west.

Yoshida-juku was a thriving post town because it had developed as a castle town of Yoshida Castle and a port town as well. It is said that so many women called meshimori onna (rice serving woman at inns and also prostitutes) working in this post town that there was a comical popular song about the scene of those women attracting travelers from the second-floor windows of an inn.

In the Edo period, the display of fireworks for the annual festival of Yoshida Shrine was very famous.

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