|@||5-29, 1-chome, Sonezakishinchi, Kita-ku|
||[ Kitashinchi ] by Tozai Line, about 150m to the south, at the exit of g11-41h|
| There was a river which was running
separated around the upper stream of Oebashi
bridge from the Dojima River toward the northwest
and kept running through between the border
road of Dojima 1-chome and Sonezakishinchi
1-chome, drawing an arch toward the west,
to join again the Dojima River around the
This river was named Sonezaki River, also called Shijimi River, Umedagawa River and Fukushima River at the lower stream.
Repair works was made by Kawamura Zuiken in the beginning years of Genroku, so Sonezakishinchi and Dojimashinchi were developed, where chayas (sake and tea houses) were lined, and were crowded with people.
After the big fire of Kita-ku in the 42nd year of Meiji, Sonezaki River was a heap of debris and was reclaimed at the upper place of its stream and disappeared in the 13th year of Taisyo.
There were a number of bridges crossing over the river from the upper stream, Nambakobashi, Shijimibashi, Sonezakibashi, Sakurabashi, Midoribashi and Umedabashi.
Those bridges were wrote in the play "Shinju (a double suicide) Tenno Amijima" by Chikamatsu and got famous.
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