Shinten-machi and the Tenma system
〜re-creation of transport system〜
During the Edo period(1603-1868), the Date clan stationed
10 horses called "Tenma" around "Clis Road arcaded shopping district".
"Tenma" was a horse which was used for public use. So this area came to
be called "Shinten-machi" which means "the new town of Tenma" and prospered
as one of the stations in Sendai town. Samurais(Japanese warriors) took
Tenmas to the next station and changed them. In this way they transfered
to their distinations. This kind of transportation, "Tenma-sei" dates
back to the ancient times.
Please look for Tenmas made of clay under the trees in this street and
transport them to the next tree. In this way, I will recreate Tenma system
as an art work here, the place that was once the town of Tenma.
photos in Japanese pages