I had read about Zoshigaya in some histories of Tokyo I've read recently. But I had never been to the neighborhood that is one kilometer from Ikebukuro. My first stop was Zoshigaya Cemetery, where several well known cultural and historical figures are at rest.
This is th egrave of writer Kafu Nagai. I was planning on visitng the grave of Natsumi Soseki as well, but got lost and was too tired and hot to go back and find it. I might go back on a cooler day and find it.
Next I visited Zoshigya Kushimojindo Temple nearby. It is the temple of the goddess of safe birth and child rearing.
The second largest ginko tree in Tokyo according to a sign.