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Town blog

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: 2011/05/27 22:57

Chiyoda-ku designation tangible cultural property
House of Kanda

2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku (Kanda Myojin adjacency Miyamoto Park)

Thursday, May 26
Ability group young person musician of Tsugaru samisen which hangs the world on crotch, and plays an active part
Charity concert of Masahiro Nitta was held.

It is change at first in Japanese-style room by unstable climate before we were going to play, but the rainy season sets in in "house of Kanda" front yard on the second floor.
30 earnest visitors visited "house of Kanda" venue and it was luxurious and admired calm wooden house.

Delicacy of Tsugaru samisen which 27-year-old Nitta plays slightly and the daring investigation overwhelm venue.
Thunderous applause and cheers echo every one piece.

Bamboo flute player of friend of Nitta participates in Part 2, too.
Harmonious performance of two people plays music of various genres one after another.

Concert is finished in no time.
It is smile that expression of Nitta seeing off customer at the entrance softens, and seems to be satisfactory.
In addition, there is much one in quest of next plan, and concert may realize again soon.

House of Kanda → This

Admission income of charity concert of this Tsugaru samisen
It is to be given people of stricken area of the Great East Japan Earthquake as contribution.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2011/05/27 16:19

From Friday, May 27 to 29th Sunday, from 3 to 5 on June Sunday
It is held for from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
This ground is the ground of "ready-made clothes wholesale dealer origin".

We get this scratch card when we do shopping more than 500 yen.
15 sets of 30 people seem to win pair trip ticket if lucky.
There seem to be other luxurious prizes, too.

Of men's wear, ladies' wear, children's clothes, besides, is kitchen utensils, deodorant, umbrella and unexpected place,
There was sale such as used PCs, too.

Are rainy weather measures perfect, too? Roofs such as turf are fully equipped with, too.

There was store to sell what in many people from morning on weekdays, or not to be able to look in.

If slight change of mind becomes vacant; for measures? There was such a shop, too.

Please go to visit one having time late next week this weekend!
We may come across lucky find.

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2011/05/19 23:13

Kanda Myojin culture business Wednesday, May 18

Evening of prayer Japan myth and disaster lesson from forest of local deity
The world of the Keiko Hirano "talk"

People gather one after another in beautiful blue Kanda Myojin wrapped in the sky of evening before spreading in darkness of jet black.
(special event space in front of this main shrine to see from the Shinto gate)

Sponsor greetings Akira Kanda Jinguji Shinichi Otorii
Circumstances that led to Kanda Festival cancellation of this year taking into consideration the Great East Japan Earthquake,
Significance to hold event that featured the theme of this "disaster lesson" during period of Kanda Festival was talked about.

Exorcism ceremony, requiem, silent prayer, field firing ceremony were held, and "dance of Urayasu" by medium was danced.

Part 1 disaster lesson symposium

We were shown by talk "fire of stock of rice straw" gano volunteer "meeting of katariza".
It is talk that burns food "stock of rice straw" which is precious by invasion of massive tsunami, and relieved villager.

Disaster lesson symposium (photograph)
It is attendance of Cabinet Office Central Disaster Prevention Council "specialized investigation committee about the succession of disaster lesson" volunteer five people.
From the left 
When talk, and have Keiko Hirano (Professor Osaka Univ. of Arts broadcast subject) professional reciter; cause "NHK news good morning Japan" anchor
Itoko Kitahara (Ritsumeikan University history city Disaster Control Center professor)
Kazuaki Ito (NPO disaster prevention information system's chairperson)
Masayuki Takemura (Takuji Kobori Institute vice-director seismology)
Yoshihiko Shimizu (Kanda Myojin Shinto priest coordinator, host)

About reportage of the Great East Japan Earthquake and past tsunami disaster,
About process, the history of disaster in Kanda, Nihonbashi area that is main parishioners area of Kanda Myojin,
And people felt what from lesson of disaster, and it was talked about what you learned by five people.

The world of the talk of Part 2 Keiko Hirano

At first "erutoururu story" to convey true heart of Japanese who helped Turk who is wrecked in typhoon, and was shipwrecked
It is also Japanese mythologizer
"inabanoshirousagi" "kuniyuzuri"
Mutual concessions Japanese in mythologizer that enshrined deity "large country" of Kanda Myojin played an active part, beauty of mind to help each other
We sometimes express in loud voice powerfully kindly to whisper.
We got heart of audience more than 400 who was able to lay special event space in front of main shrine.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2011/05/19 11:57

It is more held in front of Institute of Kanda university of foreign languages than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.

Eggs of vegetables and string of "harmful rumors" area were displayed.

Salmon seems to be thing which dried, seller
"We do not sell in Tokyo! Even if salmon which we dried cools down, it is delicious"
As it is thing called this, we look forward to impression of lunch which we cooked this morning.



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2011/05/19 0:21

3, Ogawa-machi 
In front of back of MIZUNO of Yasukuni Dori, 50 Inari
We discover udon "buzen" of Kyushu Buzen (buzen)!
There is one that we line up outside as it is around noon and are waiting for in great numbers.
In dishonest measures of MIZUNO, it is the very front of 50 Inari

Still, Kyushu is perfect for udon of country of Buzen.
Buzen is the current eastern part of Fukuoka-shi and area of North Oita
It was called "Toyokuni cherry blossom" (one body, toyonokuni) in conjunction with Bungo.

Is like popular shop; person gaiipai where is awaiting entering a shop outside shop as for the interval as for the lunch break.
Of apartment called Imperial Ochanomizu of construction quite early in Kanda
It is one shop of restaurant street. 

It is on wall of stairs of this side passing through noren with "Kyushu Buzen udon".

It is "mini-tempura bowl and colander udon" 1,000 yen we order, and to have come out
+ Dessert on the day is added to set for 50 yen. (today annin tofu)
The prawns sky and burdock God are carried on tempura bowl. It is taking off the cap in taste of burdock tempura strangely.
There is slime, and beto and "udon" of feeling that we did are the first textures, but are so delicious!

Manager of smile that is gentle in loud voice,
We deal with various orders of the lunch break quickly.

It is also God bill of "Kanda Myojin business prosperity" on the cash register of accounts.
At opportunity to see what worship to sandwich charm of Myojin, and will have too much in Tokyo there is not
It was charm of two "hojudaishinkyu".
In other words, the Sun-Goddess of major shrine (Ise Grand Shrine) Naiku,
And it is this "hojudaishin" we enshrine in Geku, and to be had.
In the first place "hojudaishin" is mysterious goddess of "Toyokuni cherry blossom" (one body, toyonokuni).
There seems to be opinion saying that, in fact, rich (with dai*) which succeeded Himiko of rich no country is Her Majesty Empress Jinguu.

Udon was delicious. We were madly in love, and tempura bowl tempura was delicious, too.
Next will order something different.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2011/05/10 22:28

We redecorated old training junior high school into 6, Sotokanda entirely and were made
There is base arts Chiyoda 3331 of art to link art to town.

Arts Chiyoda 3331 → This

Painting which is art of outsize is drawn on wall surface of the old school building and surprises visitor.
This painting is performance of Katsuhiko Hibino of Tokyo art university professor.
We described in plane and did not install here and were described on crane at this place.

It is displayed panel period of growth of family of 4 and photograph of sulfur or now and the bygone days pigeon now when we say.
The left is past, and is family thing when we went even to plateau all together?
The right will be current family. It is photographed in this training park which can be called front yard of art 3331.
What we put together at the time of to small tools such as clothes or stuffed toy wearing is elaborate.

And when see well; this father in area by cultural activities including rakugo society and chorus of achievement
It is wholesale of eel of 5, Sotokanda and Kubota of well-established well-known store "eel Kubota" of dishes.

Eel Kubota → This

Place of business of wholesale of eel seems to be called "situation" (tachiba).
We seem to sell freshwater fish such as carps other than eel.

It is photograph when we observed situation after the meal by courtesy of Kubota before.

When shop says by town assembly name of Kanda, there are Sakaemachi, blue wall surface of 5, Sotokanda in building of mark.
"Eel Kubota" more than founding 110 years is around five minutes immediately on foot from Suehirocho intersection.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2011/04/26 22:26

Chiyoda-ku designation tangible cultural property designated "house of Kanda"
2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku Miyamoto Park (the Kanda Myojin adjacency)

Tuesday, April 26 - 5/1 Sunday from 11:00 to 16:00 "gift doll of court nobles 12 flavor exhibition"

Appearance of carp streamer "thes of Kanda" to swim in the sky of May when the fresh and young fresh green is dazzling, and wind is fragrant

Of Japanese painter "Nishizawa flute furrow" born in Meiji here (nishizawatekiho)
Display of woodcut doll picture is held.

Nine pieces of doll pictures are displayed at the front entrance with the Ushiwaka-maru or tea progressing doll

              Three points are displayed in southern aspect corridor of tea-ceremony room of the entrance right hand,
              Display of doll picture of 12 flavor in total

Many gift doll of court nobles pictures melting into atmosphere to bring on of solid, refined wooden construction architecture "house of Kanda" beautifully wonderfully

We spent time with Mr. Endo and others storehouse who was the "house of Kanda" present head of a household between floor on the second floor
Armor-clad warrior decoration which we cannot miss in the Boy's Festival is displayed.

We can observe gift doll of court nobles picture free during display period.
Visit in the second floor and building is limited on sneak preview Pub. Date (day when there is 8).
For more details, please in "house of Kanda" site.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2011/04/23 19:54

2011 Saturday, April 23
Great East Japan Earthquake restoration support campaign @ Akihabara
Sponsorship: Akiba TMO

By the Great East Japan Earthquake, unimaginable damage as we cannot grasp the whole aspect is given.
"It is involved in area" in Akihabara and is damaged by place and harmful rumors encountered for damage
It is Akihabara station square to make support to straight production center form
We worked on product sale and the fund-raising of stricken area including Ibaraki, Fukushima, Chiba.

It is Akihabara information dispatch site that Akiba-i Akiba TMO runs

     It was unfortunate rain-threatening day, but is called for the fund-raising between rain at the station square

We work as venue guide who was changed under the passage because it is likely to rain (of course with fresh vegetables of stricken area in hand)

Vegetables and fruit and artefact which were displayed in a row

We publicize product of hometown with cheerful smile that we do not lose for rain which strongly falls

People who visited much Akihabara purchased product and they raised funds and supported stricken area.

We pray for health and revival of everybody of stricken area heartily.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2011/04/17 14:27

Vehicle-free promenade of Akihabara Chuo-dori stopped after the Great East Japan Earthquake occurrence
It was reopened from today.

It is going to be carried out in future on every Sunday.

<vehicle-free promenade>
The conduct date and time : Every Sunday from 13:00 to 18:00 from April through June
Conduct place : Chuo-dori (during 5, Sotokanda intersection - forever bridge intersection)

State of the Chuo-dori, forever bridge area.

State of Chuo-dori, the Suehirocho Station area.

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2011/04/11 21:57

We were founded in the Tenmei era year in the Edo era
Veneration group of Kanda Myojin "scheme-proof" (we prevent and grow on)
Existence that we were comprised of the leader of craftsman of parishioners and were put glance.
When natural disaster, serious matter including fire happened in Kanda Myojin
First of all, it was honorary post of town which took guard at the risk of life in Shinto shrine.

Large fireman's standard and monument which Suekichi Nakamura of "scheme of the Meiji era-proof" sponsor of religious association erected and dedicated.
It is said that one set of firefighting appliance fitted into backward hut.
We disappeared by Tokyo blitzkrieg. (photograph Kanda Myojin possession)

hotsugeshikishinji is held by effort of member of "scheme of the present age-proof" scheme on Sunday, April 10,
It was built and was dedicated to the precincts of Kanda Myojin as stone "Tomoe University fireman's standard scheme monument-proof".
It was shown as revival for the first time in approximately 65 years.

We enter in Kanda Myojin Sui shrine gate, and fireman's standard and monument of stone God crest are built next to right side, Kagura.
Please see in occasion of Kanda Myojin worship.

Taking a ceremonial photograph that we surround "scheme-proof" Kato sponsor of religious association (the front row center) and Akira Kanda Kanagawa Univ. torii chief priest (front row black suit look).
We overflow with large fireman's standard and smile of joy that revived by monument.