How do you pronounce 仙川? Sengawa or Senkawa? I’ve seen both. The kanji is 仙川, not 千川, though there is a 千川駅 (Senkawa Station – Yurakucho line) in Toshima-ku. Our river is serviced by Sengawa Station 仙川駅 on the Keio line.
There are two parts to the river:
1) Upper section (artificial river section) 上流側（人工河川部）
This is the river’s source, in the upper section (map)
A nice green stretch of the river (map):
Metal beams bracing the river’s walls and some snow (map). Plus a river sign:
2) Lower Section (natural river section) 下流側（天然河川部）
This is the start of the lower, natural section of the river (map):
After WW2 the Senkawa was subject to significant “improvements”. You can see the change in photos from 1945/50 and 1961/64:
Some pics of the river:
Points of interest:
Toho Studios 東宝株式会社 (map) and its lovely Godzilla statue.
Seujo Corty 成城コルティ shopping center, connected to Seijogakuen-Mae Station 成城学園前駅 (and the nearby Senkawa river at dusk)
A self-drawn map of a sanpo, including the Toho Godzilla statue, Sou Fujimoto’s House H, and Sakurashinmachi.
- Hand-drawn maps (7-10) (thetokyofiles: maps)
- Senkawa: Lost along the river
- Senkawa – Japanese Wikipedia
- 仙川の桜堤団地中央公園 [川の風景] Sakura Central Park Tsutsumidanchi of Sengawa [River Landscape]
- Senkawa maps
- Danchi apartments built along the Sengawa: Setagaya-ku Okura San-chome Housing 大蔵三丁目地区（大蔵住宅周辺）
Thank you, Clark Parker, for leaving the link of my blog-post here! I`m flattered!!! Your post is very instructive! Thank you very much again!!!
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