February 23, 2012
Edo Castle park field trip
Today the international students braved wind and rain to visit the Imperial Palace's East Garden where the huge foundation for Edo Castle still remains. Recently the students have finished several lessons on the early history of how the capital was founded by Tokugawa Ieyasu, so seeing some of the very places they have studied was a treat.
Not 5 minutes away is a stone marker signifying the initial location of the 47 Ronin incident.
Here everyone is inside a second layer of walls beside the original samurai guard's buildings. The gardens are definitely worthseeing, and we'll be planning a tour to see other gardens in the near future.