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Photographer's Note

This is a slope called "Kikuzaka". It is located in a direction crossing on the way it connects Kasuga street and Hongo street, and continues about 600m toward Genma street. It is a loose slope even if it calls it a slope. Since many chrysanthemum craftsmen were in this whole place a long time ago, the name of the hill stuck. Since the University of Tokyo was close, this ground had many houses of lodgings for students. The store and the residence are mixed well exactly now. Moreover, if you walk along the whole place, old row of houses can find out. On the other hand, it is also the place in which novelists gathered at Meiji(1868-1912) and Taisho(1912-1926) Era. There are Ichiyō Higuchi(1872-1896) and Kenji Miyazawa(1896-1933) as a prominent literary people. If it says strictly, there exist two slopes in parallel named "Kikuzaka-ue" and "Kikuzaka-shita" in this slope. Since road width is narrow, it is seldom trafic.

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