Takanawa fire station

Spring

As Tokyo city became a concrete jungle, fire watch towers are no longer necessary. The one in Takanawa is one of the “modern” fire watch towers, built on 1933 and still existing.

Notes

Born in Edo as Tokutaro Ando, Hiroshige Utagawa grew up in a minor samurai family. His father belonged to the firefighting force assigned to Edo Castle.