If you take the Keikyu Line from Shinagawa to Yokohama, the next stop on the express train is Aomono-Yokocho Station. Although it doesn't have much presence among the stations on the Keikyu Line, its name is unique. Personally, I think it is as unique as Umeyashiki Station. It is, after all, Yokocho which means a side street. It is a station for a train running on steel rails, but it is a side street. It's not a big station, but it's not so simple as a side street. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks that the name and the actual situation are divergent.
In addition, there is no such place as Aomono-Yokocho in the vicinity of the station. Aomono-yokocho is not a place name, but a common name. In the Edo period (1603-1868), there used to be a market around Aomono-Yokocho Station where people sold green groceries. Aomono means vegetables and wild plants. In other words, there was a side street lined with grocery stores, and the street was called Aomono-Yokocho.
It seems that Aomono-Yokocho was a very busy place where farmers brought vegetables harvested in Shinagawa, Oi, Omori, and Kamata by themselves and did business. Nowadays, there are no vestiges of Aomono-Yokocho, which gave the station its name. Instead, the large supermarket in front of the station was very crowded.
|Sep 2021 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|FIGURE PLATFORM SHINAGAWA STAIRWAY STATION|
September 29, 2021
January 31, 2023
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