The fire brigade
The fire brigade system of the Edo Period
Edo shogunate prepared a fire brigade system by the merchant newly in 1720 of the Edo
Period. @The shogunate almost divided a town on the west side from the Sumida River
iTokyo) into the small party of 47 , and then named 47 of the hiragana (Japanese)
like"I""Ro""Ha"as a party name. It was decided as each party with different
Matoi (symbol of fireman), Hanten (firemans coat) to be easy to distinguish it.