Do you know Kappa?
Kappa is a mythical creature who live along the rivers in Japan.
Sogenji Temple is known as Kappa Temple located ３minute walking from the Kappabashi street.
There is the mummy of Kappa in this temple!
There are several stories about the origin of the name of Kappabashi, let’s introduce one of the interesting ones.
Kappaya Kihachi, he began to dig canal using private funds because the Kappabashi area frequently flooded. However, the construction did not advance easily.
Kappas who live in the Sumida river that watching the situation started to help. The one who saw the Kappa was thriving in business. That’s why It came to be called Kappabashi and Images of kappa appear frequently in the area. Kappa of Statue, posters, mascots as business success.
If you want to see mummy of Kappa, you have to make a reservation in advance.
but you can see through the window.
This is the picture I took from outside.
Enjoy your shopping for kitchen wear and look for the Kappa statue!
JR “Ueno” or “Uguisudani” Station:15 min walk
Toei Asakusa line, Tobu Isezaki line: “Asakusa” Station: 13 min walk
Tokyo Metro Ginza line “Tawaracho” station: 5 min walk