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THE Agriculture of Edo & Tokyo
The Old Nakasendo, a Seed Dealers’ Highway
People travelling along the old Nakasendo used to drop in the farmers’ house to eat their own lunches. When they saw a vegetable new to them in famer’s premises, they often asked for some seeds to take home to grow them.
Eventually, farmers began to sell seeds as their side job. Then, by the year 1890, there were 9 wholesalers and 20 retailers of seeds within the span of 6 km along the Nakasendo between Togenuki-jizo in sugamo and shimizu-cho in Itabashi ward. The old Nakasendo looked like a Seed Dealers’ Highway in those days.
We visit here in our Tokyo North Cycling Tour