One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Hatsune Riding Ground Bakuro-chō
Painted by Utagawa Hiroshige I 1857 (Ansei 4) Tokyo Shiryō Collection 0421-C24

The name Bakurō-chō comes from the fact that the "bakurō (horse trainers)" used by Tokugawa Ieyasu to manage the hundreds of army horses he needed for the Battle of Sekigahara were made to live here. Even after this, large numbers of horse trainers lived in the neighboring areas of Ōdenma-chō and Kodenma-chō and served as the shogunate's horse couriers.