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"The Jokisen tea that awakens one from a peaceful sleep/With only four cups, the night is sleepless" This comical tanka satirizes the state of strife throughout Edo when an American fleet led by Admiral Matthew Perry appeared in Uraga Channel in June 1853, in the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate.
However, It was the shogunate itself that was surprised by the arrival of the black ships. The shogunate didn't even have large ships to defend itself from an attack by the foreign warships. So it came up with the idea of building batteries. As a result, it built six batteries off the coast of Shinagawa. However, in the end, they went unused and were neglected. They were known as the Shinagawa Daiba, and their designer was Egawataro Zaemon, the prefectural governor of Nirayama in Izu Province.
The six batteries lasted until the Showa period, but four were removed as part of maintenance of Tokyo Bay, and only the two best preserved, No. 3 Battery and No. 6 Battery, were designated national historic sites. No. 3 Battery was opened to the public as Daiba Park, and No. 6 Battery became a treasury of plants and wild birds, and has been preserved and made off-limits as a place of great scientific value.

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10-1 Daiba 1-chome, Minato Ward, Tokyo

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Odaiba-kaihinkoen St. (Yurikamome line) - 12min

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