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The town blog "Kanda, Jimbocho, Akihabara" outskirts

The name: machiblog3 Making day: 2008/07/07 13:48
It is town blog of Chiyoda-ku

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2010/03/26 23:52

"Chiyoda Sakura Festival" start ttende for the first day
Cross the Nihonbashi River with cutting board bridge a little from Kanda
Though slope massaged and did not like, we went up slope of Kudan.

Though gen ttemiryaa flower cold that a lot of clouds began to get off shower was today that was chilly for feeling; ...

dooyo, this beauty of cherry tree of Chiyoda?
Place where this place overlooking toromon of the field cheap gate is just like observation deck.
Boisterous dance of cherry blossom which is in full glory to cover Chidori-ga-fuchi.
Even this is still coming out for coming out or three minutes for not more than two minutes.
We seem to be able to enjoy cherry blossom viewing enough until the weekend of the first week in April.

Bronze statue of Viscount Yajiro Shinagawa is by great delight among cherry blossoms, too!

As for the night-light of shrine dedicated to the spirits of the war dead which we ever saw as mark from ship across Tokyo Bay
We bring on unusual taste again when surrounded by cherry blossoms.

This from today tent booth of Chiyoda City Tourism Association of opening.
There be in anything from guidance to instruction, update of net.
Achievement of versatility continues until the last day on April 4.
Place is some points of the field cheap gate facing Yasukuni Dori. Bottom of pedestrian bridge connected to Yasukuni Shrine.
We sell tumbler, teacup, strap using cherrywood.
As cherry tree volunteer guide waits, please use.

With the weekend, Saturday tomorrow more like Sunday and the rush hour though think that is crowded
We will enjoy cherry blossom viewing without accident happily.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2010/03/24 23:35


It is to signboard of old tree with "private special vocational school".
Present, Senshu University at Jimbocho 3,
We founded as "special vocational school" at current 3, Ginza in (1880) in 1880.
We moved to Jimbocho that was the present location in (1885) in 1885 five years later, and new school building was built.

Because the front gate at the time of move was gate of black astringent coating, it was called "black gate" of specialization by Jimbocho.
We disappeared by school building reconstruction of 1907, but "black gate" became symbol of Senshu University.

"ikutomokai" (parents' association) revived, and it set up "black gate" as commemorative project of the 130th anniversary of the foundation of Senshu University.
"Black gate" unveiling ceremony was carried out in open space facing the Senshu Univ. Street on Tuesday, March 16.

One of tune of wind music is entrance of student of drama workshop which wore clothes of the Meiji era in the body.

It is director, president, ikutomokaicho, alumnus chairperson, alumnus, hand niyoriiyoiyono unveiling of students.

Oh, wonderful gate appeared.
Excellent "black gate" which finished domestic hinoki materials by black astringent coating revived and was restored to the original state.
Director Hidaka, president is full of smile of the whole face, too and is greeting.

When students that it was opened a gate, and black gate wore clothes of Meiji lined up, we seemed to totally return to foundation.
There was symbol "black gate" of Senshu University revival congratulations.

This Senshu University "black gate" monument
It is in the left open space toward Suidobashi from Senshu Univ. intersection of Yasukuni Dori.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2010/03/23 20:01

On March 14, the evening of Sunday, we went to old training junior high school of Akihabara.
This is because it was invited to pre-opening of 3331Arts Chiyoda.
Ceremony and press conference were held sequentially from the morning,
Merge me in "pre-opening knight party" planned from 18:30,
We went out to observe facility.

March 14 18:00 old training Junior High School 

There were five municipal junior high schools before in Chiyoda-ku.
Three schools of Imagawa Junior High School, training junior high school, Hitotsubashi Junior High School are unified it several years ago,
It was converged as Kanda Hitotsubashi Junior High School by school building of former Hitotsubashi Junior High School.
School building during training has begun to explore methodology during result, now in order to use in other purposes.

I was from the inside now, and the parents' house has been the very front,
We just participated in various events that used ruins of the inside.
Parallel to this as the use of training junior high school ruins,
"Chiyoda art square design" is proposed from ward,
Well-informed people gathered and explored the concrete measures.
"3331 Arts Chiyoda" began as one of this embodiment this time,
I understand this.

There was receptionist when we went up the front entrance.
A large number of people already make crowd of people and talk.
It seems to be art already somewhat-like.
By the way, is accidental when think that is in receptionists; with art dealer S of friend suddenly.
We have found just right navigator.

In this pre-opening,
Exhibition of gallery where we have already entered
A lot of opening memory exhibitions by 3331ARTS CYD are planned.

Without as time of party approaches, there being coverage as we introduce all,
We pick some up from that this time and introduce.
Well, "Bambinart Gallery" which was taken to S first

Kaoru Yoneyama of director,
We introduce Japanese young contemporary artist.

While being active as the gallery who are specialized in plan,
We introduce artists such as photograph, picture and,
Through company and other collaboration with space,
We seem to want to explore progressive development.

Then, "zero art project for show."
It is the director of unification at 3331 Arts Chiyoda here
It is plan that Masato Nakamura is concerned with.

One of the activities to say to activate Odate, Akita that is hometown of Nakamura by art.
Department store where this display was symbol of Omachi mall in Odate
We bring in signboard and shutter of "price tag Takemura",
We collect unique products from mall of Odate-shi and go on a business trip and sell
It is moving model mall project.

If it becomes dynamo for the decline of mall of nationwide center city area,


As I helped with activity of association of slow food, there is similar critical mind.

When even the same product changes cut end by the way of display and expression,
It becomes a lot fresh.

The third "Toys Paradise via Kaekko from VPC" of Hiroshi Fuji.

With Fuji, we held during old training
There is acquaintance by event called "kaekko".
We have you each bring toy which you did not use for children,
Save point by participating in workshop,
We obtain toy which other children brought at auction,
"kaekko" called this.
Toy which held in the whole country, and gathered in "kaekko"
It is this Toys Paradise to have changed form into new molding thing.
It is great and is colorful.

It is very artistic recycling.

Announcement that sokoushiteiruuchiuni, party begin in.
Old gymnasium is venue.

As is expected, there is only party where artists gather,
There does not seem to be formal program.
Lightener such as searchlight runs in dim venue.

In DJ booth including artist from foreign countries,
It is replaced, but expresses sound to break.
I left venue when I drank one cup of beer in special BAR.

3331Arts Chiyoda which is very perfect for future development.
Interchange with hometown wants you to develop by all means, too.

By kotogotominaokukon*

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2010/03/21 0:23

Arts Chiyoda 3331

Sunday, March 14
Pre-as "arts Chiyoda 3331" old training junior high school of 6, Sotokanda; opened.
Artist is leadership, culture art center which runs, and settles form of new art here.

For tape cutting of opening
Katsuhiko Hibino and Akira Kanda Kanagawa Univ. torii chief priest participate led by Mayor Ishikawa Chiyoda, Nakamura unification director.

Mayor Ishikawa, Masato Nakamura, Katsuhiko Hibino and others are greetings of celebration.

Display of "jump before seeing" started exhibition of "arts Chiyoda 3331" opening memory exhibition.
This display until April 11. General 800 yen student 500 yen.

Adjacent training park is repaired and keeps a connection sense of unity on wooden deck and stairs.
It is going to make its grand opening in June when all repair work is finished.

Let's show a part of this display to. (we cannot show all)

 In "toys paradise" area,
It was produced by toy and the piece which became needless, and were collected
Art object of dinosaur and other art works are displayed.

Place, the details including display guidance look at site of "arts Chiyoda 3331".
By the way, is 3331 expression that "we close one Kanda" and expressed with o number? dasodearu. . .


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2010/03/14 21:54

Cherry tree blooms.

Gee, we are beautiful and are pretty.
Though it is big event "cherry tree Festival" of Chiyoda-ku from the end of this month, this cherry tree is already in states in full blossom.
On earth where are saaa, these cherry blossoms in full bloom?
Even if if know here, you take; authority of Kanda.

Oh, it is great hint!
One of the symbolic buildings comes out in the background in Kanda.
Would you understand this, too?
Kanda enthusiast that you who knew here are excellent!

Stronger great hint.
Backward blue signboard to see from gap of cherry tree.
By the way, seal of orange road safety of Myojin
Bicycle put stickily is mine, but does not become hint.

I see, we knew.  Oh, do you not know?
Please think a little.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2010/02/25 22:58

There is nostalgic nana small building just before Kanda girl school when we go ahead through brocade bloom street from Suruga Her Excellency.
This building is used now as "Kanda Sarugakucho town assembly crew room"
Is it originally respected police box built in about 1930 (Showa 5)? Is it police box? It was building of this.
Think that was appointed in 80 old by scenery article of Chiyoda-ku, but ...

Upper photograph is shooting of about September, 2006.
Double door wooden in stone building. And it is sash considered to be iron and a lot of wonders.

Photograph which we took today in 2010/02/25thu is this.

Pink flower blooms beside some building; then is there?
Small potted plants were displayed four years ago
We did not know that such a tree was planted before bulletin board until today.
At first will we see near?

That reminds me Japanese towel of blindfold of door turns into design of fireman's standard in vivid yellowish brown, too.
It is fireman's standard of Class four wards of fifth to make kokoirao post.

Uh-oh? ?
Is this pink pretty flower not cherry blossom without with peach with plum either?
It is good about I pride jaaarimasenga plant in detail.
Early blooming considerable this flower as for the cherry tree.
Is thing Kawatsu cherry tree in this?
Make what, and somebody of this town takes care of pretty flower which we found accidentally today.
We stop by near a little more, and will we see?

Oh, it is good ...
Petal of beautiful color is pretty and attaches Aya to town.
We will stop by more!

As for the early blooming, thing will go early.
We will sometimes enjoy from now on through here.
You become big, and please please people of town so as to move bulletin board!


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2010/02/22 23:01

It is this ↓ receipt.
Well, it is tree of tree of book itearukatchuto surprise peach Japanese pepper.

Just 2 yen
50 Mori soba charges
January 6, 1911 Sarashina

Well, Iwasaki of expectation is younger brother of Yataro Iwasaki of deuteragonist of NHK TV saga now
As iwasakiiyoyokorejoshi, ... of Mitsubishi dies in 1908, is the son small finally Futoshi? Well
Mansion of Surugadai is house of big roof like the inside of photograph of the top.
Modern 2 stories with the right terrace is the Mitsubishi head office.
By the way, it is "Princess Ota Inari Shrine former precinct of a Shinto shrine", and left upper letter hits sleeve of current Hijiribashi.

This is modern map.
We say that position of Nishiki-machi "Sarashina" does not change after founding.
There is the distance to mansion of Surugadai plenty, and the most are slopes.
When home delivery of cooked foods of 50 Mori soba is great big job, it will be thing.
Would you carry by motorcycle or car?

Oh, we just noticed
In 1911, there was neither Hongo Street who fell out nor Hijiribashi from Ogawamachi intersection to Hijiribashi.
This home delivery of cooked foods expectation line was howler.

Because forever bridge Station starts a business in 1912, the following day
Stone "forever bridge" called Megane-bashi Bridge (yorozuyohashi) was removed at this time, too.
Scenery of embankment of Ochanomizu will be very strange thing, too.

By the way, Hongo Street being made, and Hijiribashi having been built over the Kanda River
It becomes (1927) in 1927 after the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923 1923).

It is store of Kandanishikicho "Sarashina".

We are faced with "50 ways" of the one of whole view Yasukuni Dori south side of Sarashina.

It is comment of Ichiro Horii of storekeeper as follows for the present age "Kandanishikicho Sarashina" fourth generation.
Name "Sarashina" of our store
We have "watches of the night" of Shinshu Sarashina county of hometown and character of "course" of feudal lord Hoshina
Raise noren of "Sarashina"; and to Edo Azabu Nagasaka
It is said that it is 1789 (1789) that we began noodle shop.

Hoshina in spite of being different brothers of Prince General Sandai Iemitsu Tokugawa,
Change the learning, and we are given an important post by the Shogunate,
Our store gave to family to inherit the shogunate, the imperial family soba by the relationship, too.

By the late Tokugawa period, progeny Katamori Matsudaira of the Hoshinas made Shinsengumi and fought in Aizu Byakkotai till the last.
When the Yataro Iwasakis and the Hoshinas conclude marital status after the Meiji Restoration,
Story that took soba of home delivery of cooked foods 50 portions from our store reaches the Iwasakis whom there was in Ochanomizu Surugadai.
Ally and enemy of the Meiji Restoration has marital status more than the times,
Would you eat soba by saying that we told long and frugally?

Kandanishikicho "Sarashina" information is this↓



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2010/02/05 23:24

"House of Kanda"

In Miyamoto Park adjacent to Myojin
It was played an active part as Kanda Myojin parish representative, Masakado mound preservation society's chairperson for a long time
Old wooden construction Japan house of Mr. late Endo storehouse is completed; and early one year.

Endo is completed from plan of 2006 in good health in April, 21 after time of three years.
Removing and rebuilding plan was accomplished by passion of the Tokuko Hirano whole body of your precious daughter of Endo.

This "the Endos old store house"
We are named "house of Kanda", and we are authorized by Chiyoda-ku designation tangible cultural property.

       When we sink and go ahead through front gate, gorgeous hina doll seven steps decoration is displayed at the front entrance.
       Elegance of "the Girl's Festival" melts into atmosphere of this grand old family
       Quiet house and contrast with gorgeous hina doll bring on good taste.

We will observe from the front.
The Dolls' Festival of seven steps of decorations is given glory to to fill the 4-mat Japanese-style room of the depths of earthen floor of the entrance and is splendid.
In year in Japan, the grand "Girl's Festival" is right reproduced.
Short pieces considered that tatami mat of this side is covered with scarlet rug and passes through the times than hina doll form a line.

Appearance of this room is wonderful again.
Household Shinto altar is made southward in Japanese-style room of shop of the front entrance depths.
Forehead of enshrined deity "Masakado" of Myojin that late Endo couldn't help doing veneration gets a lot of looks under the household Shinto altar.
It was said that it was past Risshun, and ... that field mustard and plum let you feel coming of spring was good weather today, but was cold.

Endo house and this "house of Kanda" which settled the change of this wooden Japanese house were issued.
... 1,500 yen that it releases in house of here Kanda

Is "house of Kanda", and is display of hina doll, and is visit, things of book
NPO [please to house of Kanda.following as for the inquiry


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2010/02/04 23:16

"Willow forest Inari Shrine" which is enshrined at Kanda riverside, 2, Sudacho
It is old company which is drawn to Edo pictorial description of noted places of *fujitsuki*.
Merge with Kasumori Shrine of *morishinsha, Shimbashi of Nihonbashi in the Edo era
It was counted in one of Mimori Shrine of Edo.
It is 2, Sudacho and Ujigami of east Matsushitacho now.

The front of Shinto shrine facing the embankment of the Kanda River is called Yanagihara Street now
In the Edo era, cities of Edo first-rate old clothes did well at noon.
The modern mokokoirakara Higashikanda, Iwamoto-cho area is fiber-related town by the flow.
On the contrary, though it seemed to be income place of whippoorwill, dangerous place that street murderers sometimes left at night.

By the way, on February 3, the annual Setsubun bean-scattering ceremony fall below line in this
Parishioner and people of work of neighborhood gathered, and the lively bean-scattering ceremony was developed.

Musical accompaniment of local willow musical accompaniment soaked in economy of Kanda musical accompaniment resounds from Kagura in neighborhood until 16:00 of the appointed time.

When purification of Setsubun festival in main shrine is over; opening of the bean-scattering ceremony from main shrine and Kagura.

As you see the cozy precincts are full of people.
Raccoon dog seems to feel humiliated, too.

Little children stretched out hand desperately in the front row to receive parched beans.

As for Mayor Ishikawa, thank you.
In voice loud with smile "outside - ""beat ~ as for the fortune" as for the ogre. (it will be the bean-scattering ceremony of how many times today?)

The seasons and years "Setsubun bean-scattering ceremony" to color the four seasons in Japan
It is good place of Kanda that such manners and customs lead to the future from generation to generation!


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2010/02/03 22:00

It is February 3 Setsubun.
Risshun is thing, but it will snow again tonight tomorrow.
If is the old calendar, spring is near at hand by former event for about one month, but ...
It is point a little more still more in spring of Tokyo.

The Setsubun bean-scattering ceremony of Kanda Myojin was held noisily grandly.

They do before the appointed time of 2:00 p.m., but the Kanda Myojin precincts are full of people.
We wait for beginning of Setsubun bean-scattering ceremony.
Is good for "the bean-scattering ceremony" in the precincts, "neck of ogre" which is familiar by Kanda Festival is decoration rarereteimasuyo.

Line from shrine office is led to voice of loud lumber-carriers' work song of head fireman people and is entrance from Sui shrine gate.
We wrap the body in full dress of old ceremonial dress hakama and enter main shrine and receive purification and move to Hoo, and the bean-scattering ceremony begins.

We photographed state of the bean-scattering ceremony from three directions of the precincts.
Lively atmosphere should come, but ...

As there are too many worshipers, we receive parched beans and mascot in front of Hoo by turns.
But, is dangerous when everybody tension is high, and confusion continues, is dangerous.
Take care not to be hurt.

It is such a feeling when we look from the front.
These people waiting backward are waiting for the next turn.
↓In this way!

State from Hoo prevent you from falling down ... that it is such a feeling.
"We hit fortune ~♪" "we hit fortune ~♪" "we hit fortune ~♪"
So that we receive parched beans, and everybody finds happiness this year.

           Pious people who participated in the bean-scattering ceremony, age man woman born under the same zodiac sign as the current year are feasts in Myojin Hall.
           We were. We were. Strange trio is ... 

           The left is Tokyo Cable Network notabachankoto Megumi Tabata.
           The inside is Masuda Shiori of charisma maid guide of the Akihabara information desk.
           The right is in Chota Kokontei of comic storyteller, or the tabachannogo master.
           Gee, with smile that everybody is good for "this year excellent iwainaa ~ omen from yaa spring!"

      It was winding of the Setsubun bean-scattering ceremony of Kanda Myojin♪