Momoi Tou

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  • Died: 1794
  • Other Names: Soji

Momoi Tou was a wealthy Kyoto merchant known for his travel writings.

Funded by his brother, the owner of the Yorozu-ya, Momoi, also known as Soji, took thirty ryô and journeyed Kyushu and Tôhoku, dressed as a rokujurokubu itinerant monk. At times, he traveled alongside Tachibana Nankei. Upon his return, he wrote an account of his travels, entitled Kyuzai Zuihitsu and posthumously published in 1804.


  • Plutschow, Herbert. A Reader in Edo Period Travel. Global Oriental, 2006. p75.