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磔台・Crucifixion Base

鈴ヶ森死刑場 (Suzugamori Shikeijō) Suzugamori Execution Grounds is probably the most famous and most accessible execution grounds of Edo (the name of Tōkyō before 1868). It’s located on the old Tōkaidō highway, near the old post town of Shinagawa. In the Edo Period, it was located next to the sea at Edo Bay. Today the former killing floor is the only bit of land that is still preserved and it is designated as one of the 100 Historic Spots of Shinagawa.

 

This is a 磔台 haritsuke-dai place where crucifixions were carried out.

 

Because the locals believe the area is haunted, the neighbors and 大経寺 Daikyō-ji, the temple which tends to the souls of the executed, bring Rent is said to be cheap to attract tenants who don't mind dealing with ghosts of executed criminals.

 

My article is here: markystar.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/suzugamori-execution-g...

 

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Taken on September 26, 2015