From ancient times, through the middle ages until Edo period, this area was known as Tosamachi. Each era would influence Tosamachi as the town continued to prosper. In the 17th century, the head of the Uemura Family came to the area to rule over Taketori castle as its Daimyo. The family would rule over the lands surrounding the castle, which included Tosamachi. During the height of the Uemura family's rule, TOsamachi was the focal point of the area's government, economy and industry. Along the main street of Tosamachi, splendid and prominent stores could be found; Iseya, Ikedaya, Kannonjiya, Satsumaya, as well as many others. Tosamachi was the hub of the area's society and culture. Nowadays, when one walks down the long road of TOsamachi here in Takatori, the sights remind you of a time gone by, of the fantastic history that surrounds this place. The quiet murmur of the stream flowing along the road whispers to us of days long past, and reminds us of our proud and long history, of a people from far away of Tosha.