Tanaka family, the Casters of Kawachi
At the end of the southern side of the Do no Tsuji crossroads, it was located the working place of the Tanaka family, that succeeded to the Kawachi casters in the Medieval Period. In the city there are many temple bells left that were made by the successive generations of the Tanaka family. Also, in the Ueda cemetery, a monument was erected in year 46 of the Showa period (1971) in their honor. (in the premises of the Ueda cemetery near the Mikkaichi elementary school).
In the last part of the Edo period, the casting work was handed over to Sataro in Nagano Village. This is the origin of the casting as the local industry of Kawachinagano.
It is confirmed that there were many Buddhist temple bells made by the Tanaka family as the Kita Dainichiji Temple Bell, Ueda Zōfukuji Temple Bell and others, but many had been lost.
Kanshinji Temple, Iwawakiji Temple, Takihata Jizodo, Mikkaichi Kozenji Temple, Enmeiji Temple