Gesshin Saito [saitougesshin]

1804 through 1878
  • History & culture

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Author of last years of Edo era. We are known as one who finished up of Edo geographical book "Edo pictorial description of noted places". We write, and "Edo pictorial description of noted places" is pushed forward by hand of father and son three generations of Saito many years, futoisai, tsuki*, and, in book published in 1834, as for seven Omoto 20, in not only Edo in the prefecture but also the north, in Omiya, the west, description amounts to Hino, the east to Funabashi. We write the situation at the time as the history of noted place, Shinto shrine Buddhist temple after having observed practically. soe which is full of poetic sentiment of Settan Hasegawa and laying upon, Edo manners and customs of the late Tokugawa period period appear well. Other than "pictorial description of noted places," there is writing such as "samisen music classified collection in book form" which is history of music "eastern capital compendium of seasonal words" which commented on Edo and suburban annual function minute chronological table "bukonenhyo" of Edo 300 years in the Edo era mainly on bright lapis lazuli. Originally the Saitos assumes Master's name of city Court Security Office as a successor in village headmans from the Edo beginning from generation to generation, and tsuki* is the ninth generation. We had house toward Uchikanda pheasant town and ruled over neighborhood six or town and patrolled town and left much writing while handling various roles such as transmission of town notice, written statement of expert opinion, affixed seal of deed, the funeral address execution.