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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: 2013/02/27 1:09

 It is fine in great lucky day on Tuesday, February 26
In "Edo total local deity Kanda Myojin" who it is called Myojin by many people, and is got close to
With living national treasure, Otowa shop Kikugoro Onoe eldest son Kikunosuke of Kabuki world
Similarly Yoko of living national treasure, Harima-ya Kichiemon Nakamura four girls holds a wedding ceremony.

There were Kikunosuke, Yoko congratulations!

Fan more than 500 visits the Kanda Myojin precincts,
Each much media and laying upon celebration modes are rife.
Is led by lumber-carriers' work song of head fireman of Edo firefighting memory society; bridal couple and both families are sansusumi.
In whirlpool of shout and applause of celebration of "Otowa shop" "Harima-ya"
We go to main hall holding wedding ceremony.


Ceremony is finished in a little less than one hour.
We have hit riverside fish market society annual festival that this day enshrined in the precincts, and was done of "god of water Corporation"
By cooperation of riverside fish market society, Shinto shrine miniature shrine was carried up as celebration to two.
All of both families is person sent to meet in in front of main shrine.


Of energetic miniature shrine is naive in bridal couples to raise
We showed smile to all of both families and reached miniature shrine by beating time with hands.

TV station broadcasted design of this wedding ceremony live, too and was broadcasted in the whole country.
We told about wedding ceremony of Kikunosuke who carried coming Kabuki world.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/02/12 23:00

When, on February 12, say in the old calendar; January 14.
On this day of 1843 (1843) 170 years ago
His much-talked-about person is born now among Hitotsubashi door front Yasunaka feudal clan daimyo's mansions in Edo at the time.
We praise achievement in celebration of the birth of his person
"shinshima*sei*korejihizensai" ceremony was held.

The name of the person "Jo Niijima." It is the founder of Doshisha.
There is topic of TV saga "double cherry blossoms", and there are many people visiting monument this year
"shinshima*sakiseisei*koreji" built on the ground of 3, Nishikicho "bachelor Hall" monument.
On February 12, the person concerned of approximately 50 beginning attends in President Doshisha University, Eiji Hatta today
In local Kandanishikicho that became foundation of Doshisha establishment in celebration of the 170th birth
We thought about each in will of Mr. Jo Niijima!

Ceremony began with unison by hymn in all the attendances in front of "shinshima*sakiseisei*korehi"

Address greetings of President Doshisha University Eiji Hatta

Offering of flowers ceremony is finished in sei*kinenkorehizen; all members in another room to tea party

In bachelor Hall (old building: Kanda Police street gathering) entrance lobby
We are displaying hina doll of seven steps of gorgeous and refined decorations.
Be combined with appearance to have of Agency for Cultural Affairs registration cultural assets designated solid building
It becomes doll display of very good atmosphere (until March 3 going to display)


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/02/05 0:46

 Sunday, February 3, 2013 14:00 ...
In Edo total local deity Kanda Myojin
The ceremony of "Setsubun festival" bean-scattering ceremony was held.

Setsubun has fallen on Sunday, and turnout of customer of worship is early, too
In spite of the opening of a meeting of 2:00 p.m. 30 minutes ago the precincts as you see
Line to wait for entrance in full sellout state at all like rush hours of worship of New Year holidays
We filled approach to a shrine and have extended to point of Otorii.


The 2:00 p.m. appointed time
Entrance began by the guidance of lumber-carriers' work song song of head fireman people of Edo firefighting memory society.


At first Shinto priest, parish representative, guests, please pay in main shrine.
Age man, woman born under the same zodiac sign as the current year dressed in old ceremonial dress, pious people bean-scattering ceremony participant are 480 Nantes to hakama!


In front of parish representative who sat in a row in a row in the main shrine front
Mayor Chiyoda, the central head of a ward, the police, firefighting, the tax practice head break ornamental scented ball
It is finally beginning of bean-scattering ceremony one after another on Hoo the second floor terrace.


Of course we let general worshipers given fortune for prevention of danger and are substitute system.
By approximately 20 people go on terrace, and the bean-scattering ceremony is developed.
Only injury and accident, please really take only ... fortune home with them so that there is not.


Aura discovers different person!
Is it not Kikugoro Onoe sanchino Kikunosuke?
It looked like we enjoyed the bean-scattering ceremony with smile.

Please see the Shinto gate!
When line of person who cannot enter the precincts yet is from approach to a shrine to Otorii direction
Scene ranging endlessly comes out.
Setsubun of Kanda Myojin is great popularity! We were surprised.


Otorii Miyaji of Kanda Myojin was smile of the whole face, too, and the bean-scattering ceremony was done.

The bean-scattering ceremony of 480 people took approximately 2 hours and was over safely.
To serve without accident; as for staff, police, all of fire stations thank you.


We move from one that we finished of the bean-scattering ceremony to venue of Myojin Hall and become feast (there is me).
We had dishes which ogre in connection with Setsubun did not like.

Kanda Myojin "Setsubun festival" on weather breeder day bean-scattering ceremony type
We turned out to be the closing safely without delay.
It was Risshun on February 4, the following day and was "spring" on calendar!

Postscript (discount)
As for Chiyoda City Tourism Association T chairperson (the right) & O executive managing director (the left)
We attached clothes of old ceremonial dress to hakama and did just bean-scattering ceremony.

(silhouette of lion of top of lion rock is wonderful!)


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/02/01 9:16

 Familiar scenery to show from Jimbocho intersection.
"Shueisha" "Shogakukan" "Kyoritsu Women's University" forms a line from the right.
It is restaurant district of store street of Shogakukan Building under the ground not to be known unexpectedly.

By "Kanda curry Grand Prix" of last year
Make entry with curry out of the specialty; and containing the third place wonderfully; praise
Well-known store "seven Jo" of popular western dishes restaurant is open here.


Shogakukan Building whole view (this side Jimbocho intersection)


Entrance stairs to store street in the side of building Jimbocho side under the ground
It is 5 stores there are 8 stores to signboard of store introduction, but to be open now.


We go down stairs to store street at the end of a feeling of wakuwaku


At 11:40 a.m. as for the arrival already in front of shop line approximately 15!


Be waited for a while. Okay, we enter.
Red tablecloth is bright to eyes. Pretty shop where approximately 30 people can sit at seat.
As it is popular shop, it may become goseki in some cases.

Popularity of lunch is fried food. Prawns, cutlet, minced meat, croquette, persimmon.
We can enjoy course dishes and various a la carte at night (?)


Fried prawn, crab cream croquette, mixture (with soup) of fried oysters


We can choose fried prawn, minced meat croquette (with soup) bread or rice!


When we finish meal and leave shop and look back, line state awaiting lunch entering a shop continues still more.
Should we think about "waiting time" for from 11:00 to 14:00?

Originally western dishes of line readiness are popular well-known store "seven Jo"
Shop of this Shogakukan Building store street becoming closure at the end of February
It seems to accelerate congestion in the future.

The following, poster of news of closure, move ↓


"Seven Jo" is open again in Uchikanda of new address in March!
For more details, please confirm in HP of "seven Jo".


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/01/28 16:39

Shozan Sakuma that octuple older brother Kakuma Yamamoto became disciple.
Gunnery private supplementary school in Kobikicho (current Ginza) comes out in TV saga.
What kakuuma entered
It was this, but opened private supplementary school called "Shozan study" in the bank of Kanda ladle ka pond on June 1, 1839 before opening private supplementary school in Kobikicho.
In thing which came to study under Shozan, there is person who left the name for the history including Kaishu Katsu, Shouin Yoshida, Ryoma Sakamoto, Takasugi new item a lot.


Monument which is found to have had Shozan study

2-7-11, Iwamoto-cho

Explanation of ladle ka pond
Ladle had pond called pond in old days in this neighborhood. We are said to have been bigger than Shinobazunoike of Ueno at the beginning of the Edo era,
It is said that we are gradually filled up and disappeared.
At first, from folk history that cherry tree was called pond, but woman called ladle of tea house which there was in the bank threw the body to pond,
It is said that ladle came to be called pond.
Ladle nearby has explanation board of this neighborhood in pond child play garden.

2-5-1, Iwamoto-cho

Prosperity ladle ka pond Inari
Only in this Inari only as for what is remaining now as ladle ka pond.
As company worshiping ghost of ladle which threw itself into huge pond called "cherry tree ka pond,"
Shinto shrine which is taken away to "Edo Sunako" "koko*shikakomeishodaizen" or "Edo pictorial description of noted places."
Adjacent small shrine enshrines wife of chief zen-priest fortune. To "newly-compiled book Tokyo pictorial description of noted places,"
Dragon King company and shikineshimahibaikoremei write down in ladle ka pond Inari Shrine for a long time when it is done goden,
Tradition of dragon King is written down, too.
Sarasvati is worshiped; because say, is said that there are music, wisdom, delivery, benefit to study.

2-5, Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Xuanwu hall dojo studio trace
Place with monument which there was Xuanwu hall in the same ladle ka pond bank is slightly different from real place.
One, Ryoma Sakamoto of disciple of Shozan for fencing study polestar cutting down with one stroke of the sword style initiator,
We seem to have been to Shusaku Chiba dojo studio "Xuanwu hall".
The neighbor of "Xuanwu hall" is "yoike (house) private supplementary school" of scholar of Confucianism Ichido Tojou,
When both fencing and study could work hard, disciple won both popularity.
Monument of "regarding for literary culture Naotake" (say we play) expresses bumburyodo.

22, Kandahigashimatsushitacho, Chiyoda-ku 1,000 cherry tree elementary school ruins entrance

Temmacho prison mansion trace
Temmacho prison that Shozan Sakuma and disciple, Shouin Yoshida were seized with,
It becomes Chuo-ku of the neighbor, but is in close place from prosperity ladle ka pond Inari.
It was the Edo era, whole country's greatest prison.
It is beginning that we were put outside Tokiwa Hashikado in the Tensho era year (1573 through 1591),
We are moved to this ground in 1677 (Enpo 5),
It became rule of town magistrate of Edo. In 1875 (Meiji 8), we have Ichigaya prisons and are abolished,
Prison trace becomes comfortable temples in juomoikoen, cluster of clouds annex, auspicious day.

5-2, Nihonbashikodenmacho, Chuo-ku

Place of Shouin Yoshida end
It was disciple of Shozan Sakuma and visited octuple home of Aizu in TV saga
There is the ground of the end of Shouin Yoshida next to Temmacho prison mansion trace.

5-2, Nihonbashikodenmacho, Chuo-ku
Nihonbashikodenmacho 5-2 juomoikoennai

Shozan has "we carry" opinion and "zozan" opinion.
Shinano education society is unified in calling "zozan" in 1934.
We call saying it is saying "we carry" in written by Kimata Ohira "Shozan Sakuma" published in 1959.
According to the author, teikokyuhonari of later years of Shozan seemed to insist that "we carry" was right, too.

Edo area map
Person encyclopedia of late Tokugawa period revolution
Chiyoda City Tourism Association web site Ryoma Sakamoto
Cloud on Chiyoda City Tourism Association web site slope



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/01/23 0:26

 All of you are Kanda, and this scenery series is familiar beautiful scenery.
It "Hijiribashi view"

"Pine house town over-road bridge" where introduced lower photograph to in the last time (the 1932 completion)
It is railway bridge connecting 2, Sotokanda pine house town (the right) and 1, Sotokanda Hatagomachi (the left).
Pine house town over-road bridge is Akihabara - Ochanomizu interval of JR. Sobu Line runs.

Road via right under "Sotobori Street."
It becomes "Shinobazu Street" when we sail across the Kanda River with Shohei Bridge
There seems to be much hometown where people call "Shohei Street".


We see only the sidewalk in this way when we photograph Shohei Bridge.
It is used without noticing, but humanity and road become midriff unexpectedly.
In the first place Shinto shrine (as for the potato fault great man) small on Kanda River embankment in this bridge nearby
Because we met, it was called "small bridge" (chopsticks that potato is rough).
It is Aioi Bridge later. And after Yushima temple of Confucius dedicated to Confucius in the Genroku era year moved near
It is said to be "Shohei Bridge" after the fashion of hometown, Shohei Confucius town of China and reaches in now.


We may look at railroad photograph lover well in Awaji Hill in parallel with JR Chuo Line.
Feeling that does not come when we photograph "the pine house town over-road bridge" mentioned above by telephoto lens from the front.
As "small Shinto shrine" was enshrined on the Sakagami right side of Awaji Hill
Awaji Hill was called "small slope" (slope where potato is rough) until middle part in the Edo era, too
It became "Awaji Hill" for reimoku*roshu which set up mansion in halfway up a mountain of slope.


Panoramic whole view from Hijiribashi is superb view which anyone stands still to Hashigami for a while and wants to look at.
However, the history of this view is new unexpectedly.
The Hijiribashi completion is 1927 after the Great Kanto Earthquake. Hongo Street and Hijiribashi which were built by earthquake disaster revival.
Therefore we are told that construction began in 1590 of entering Ieyasu Tokugawa Edo
The history of approximately 80 years when this Hijiribashi scenery stood in comparison with history of Kanda River 420 years.
Still, even if neighboring environment changes by the times
Splendid thing has splendor of scenery of waterside called the Kanda River.

As you know, person dug Hongodai god of the Grand Earth Tayama and broke "the Kanda River" which flowed below
Canal of population. Sendai feudal clan of Masamune Date was made to construct this office from the Edo Shogunate
It seemed to be called "Sendai moats" from thing.
It is said to be approximately 60 years from entering Edo 1590 of Ieyasu to completion during construction period.
Plaster wall (fence with roofing tile) of steps form of "Yushima temple of Confucius" is seen on the left.
Parallel road, slope is "Aioi slope".
Though there is person who calls this slope Shohei Hill well, it is mistake.
Hiroshige describes this scenery in famous place Edo 100 view far in the Edo era.
We see high-rise "DAIBIRU" built by Akihabara redevelopment in the depths "UDX".

On the right side JR "Ochanomizu Station." Chuo Line, Sobu Line run to screen.
kobutetsudo is spread in 1912, and "forever bridge Station" starts a business ahead.
We finished duty in 1943, and forever bridge Station became deserted station.
Transportation Museum of juxtaposition is open in this ground until 2005. We moved to Omiya.
We see figure of "pine house town over-road bridge" where arch is beautiful in the front.
In the bottom "Shohei Bridge." It is scenery that can realize difference in elevation with present location "Hijiribashi".

It is "Hijiribashi view" scenery that you got used to, but you stop carelessly, and leave the body at railing of bridge
We introduced "place" of very attractive Kanda who watched scenery.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/01/20 21:05

Various places including hotel and citizen's group carry out city walk sightseeing tour in Chiyo ward as well as Tourism Association. Only it is attractive gusset and because what we do not notice even if we walk alone participates in tour, we notice and seem to be able to often rediscover. As we go together and reported on tour of Hotel Tokyo of garden in Suidobashi this time, we guide. We may say the New Year, and "visiting New Year, Kanda benefit spots" this waits for the third Edo, and theme seems to walk. Both birth that guide issues town magazine of Kanda and the breeding are Kanda natives! Tateyama Nishihira. It is one of the human resources who are indispensable to guide of town of Kanda.

 At first have delicious lunch of hotel of garden, and as for stomach and the heart full.

Misaki Inari Shrine
 Do serve as calorie consumption? We start on town walk tour for approximately approximately 3 kilos two hours. Because we prayed for security by daimyo's alternate-year residence in Tokyo in the Misaki Inari Shrine Edo era, it is said that there is benefit of security of trip. Wish success of tour!


 Misaki third rank performer in the noh party trace
There were three theaters of Misaki-za, Tokyo-za, upper part of a river-za on this ground in the Meiji era and was full. There will not be few this ground with many students, study sotchinokede in student who went, too either.


Drill hall trace
There was training school of martial arts that the Edo Shogunate set up by the late Tokugawa period.


All Jimbocho love parks
There is monument which listed, "Chou Enlai learned Japanese in this ground" in this park. It is i uyoyodesu only a little with place where there was school (Eastern Asia high cramming school) which actually went. All love guardian deities of children are enshrined on side in reverse that sandwiched road of park.

 Back karuta
Long-established store founded in 1921. Karuta, traditional Japanese playing card, Go, shogi is sold.


Well-established liquor shop founded in 1596. Originally it was in the Kamakura bank of a river of Kanda, but move several times
On this ground.


Kandaogawamachi snowman fair
As it was the day of the snowman fair held on 19th, 20th, we observe snowman.
Is it unfortunate? As it was warm, snowman collapsed a little.


Princess Ota Inari
It is said that there is benefit of smallpox healing by having done prayer of smallpox healing of daughter of tadendo* which constructed a castle in Edo-jo Castle. In addition, it is said that there is benefit to inquire into impurity and evil, and to cleanse.


Nicolai temple
Official name seemed to be the day of "Tokyo revival sanctuary" Easter and served amazake. Designer of church is Josiah Conder who designed Rokumei-kan period and Mitsubishi Building No. 1.


Princess Ota Inari sacred tree
There is Princess Ota Inari around the station before there is JR Ochanomizu Station, and sacred tree is remaining now.


Yushima temple of Confucius
Confucius shrine which was built by General Godai rope good luck. As the Shogunate direct control school "Shohei Hill school" was opened on this ground, it is "the Japanese education birthplace".


 Kanda Myojin
As total local deity of Edo, we received sublimity of Edo general public from general. Because we worship Oguro, we are worshiped with God of prosperity of business, and there are many worshipers of company manager, too.
Three which won rock, paper, scissors had town walk guidebook which medium photographed group photo together, and guide Tateyama produced, and stomach and heart and knowledge became full, and participants was enjoyed, and it was dissolution.

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/01/19 18:00

12th Kandaogawamachi snowman fair
On Saturday, January 19, all "snowman contest" work 24 works were all present today.
From tomorrow Sunday, January 20 12:00 in Kanda brook open space venue
It prospers, and a certain grand prix work is finally announced.
Do achieve laurels of this year? We accept referendum in brook open space.
We present "O my pasta" without exception when we vote.
※Number includes limit.

Then let's go! The fastest report, all 24 works are this!

"Mascot ♪"
(group name) Neo-Reeve Luke (team name) Luke
"sho + fortune"
(group name) Kanda daughter (team name) Kanda daughter 

"Dilemma of porcupine" 
(team name) sayokoimazeki
"It snowed! White Cheburashka"
(group name) Jimbocho support corps (team name) Jimbocho support corps

"Serpent (snake) which protects Kanda"
(group name) Metropolitan Police Department Kanda police station (team name) Community Safety Section
"Town light"
(group name) Yasukuni Dori mall alliance society Yukinori society (team name) north stream No. 1

(group name) Association of Yasukuni Dori Store Association society Kazue society (team name) Kanda delight shoe store
(group name) Metropolitan Police Department Kanda police station (team name) traffic section

(group name) Tokyo cable TV network (team name) team arabuncho!
"Good year ... Details...

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/01/18 16:42

Under Kandaogawamachi snowman fair preparations

The twelfth Kandaogawamachi snowman fair is finally held on Sunday on 20 on Saturday, January 19.
Everybody of Tsumagoi-mura and all of Kandaogawamachi snowman fair executive committees are preparing for event public performance on Friday today on 18th.

Slide, Kamakura was completed in brook open space, and children played in lower spirit of the wintry sky.
Mothers watching seem to be cold. We will want to take footbath from tomorrow early. (unfortunately public performance is from tomorrow.)

In snowman contest venue along Yasukuni Dori, some groups were already producing.
It becomes production activity of the inside where cold is severe, but wants work wonderful with effort not to consider to finish.

It was interesting, and, in cold, passerby observed production process, too.

We look forward to Yasukuni Dori colored by finished snowman being watched tomorrow.

We look forward to visit from tomorrow!

The details of event, way of enjoying snowman fairs guide click this

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/01/15 11:17

Noted product event of Akihabara becoming the third secondary to last year "love Akiba! We participated in festival.

Akiba enthusiast! Festival is event that "performing regional activation under the theme of revival of Akihabara as "electricity, electronic parts street" "town of manufacturing support" and coexistence and co-prosperity with Akiba as "sacred place of pop culture" was planned by concept.

A great variety of stores constituting town of Akihabara gather in a hall and are various contents such as demonstration, experience corner and manufacturing classroom, stage live of Akiba system idol as well as product sales.

Main venue from the first floor of Bellesalle Akihabara under the ground to the second floor.

In opening "love Akiba! Reporters of festival channel appears.

In event space on the first floor, omikoshi of Kanda Hatagomachi meeting was displayed.

With opening, many visitors equalled popular booth.

There was row that equalled stage event of idol on street of the bell Sarh side.

In open space on the first floor, kitchen car exhibited.

It became almost noon, too, and visitors using kitchen car increased.

Food menu which we could eat was substantial casually.

The first-floor state to attract booths of product sales. It was full of many visitors.

Shops in Akihabara gather to all members and sell a great variety of goods.

There are usually many lucky finds which are not available.

It is introduced the second floor to next. Various experience-based sections were established.

We collected Nico Nico Douga. We can see with screen in real time.

We included hobby craft classroom, heart base & NFC classroom, earphone work corner.

In Tourism Association booth of the entrance side on the first floor, we distributed brochure about sightseeing in Chiyoda-ku.

In the neighbor, we sold cherry tree goods (food) including tea made with cherry tree.
Because it was cold, sampling service was popular, too.

Of the third "love Akiba! Festival ended in the prosperity, too.
As there are always many events in Akihabara, please go to visit.