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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: 2013/05/28 21:52

Iwamotocho, Higashikanda family bazaar

The 68th "Iwamotocho, Higashikanda family bazaar"
It is held on Friday, May 31, Saturday, June 1, Sunday, June 2 of the end of this week!
We live on rainy weather for from 10:00 to 17:00 at time.

We are holding bazaar in town of historical clothing from the Edo era!

Upper photograph is bustle of bazaar venue on the evening of Sunday, May 26.

From men's wear to ladies' wear, children's clothes, there are many lucky finds such as hats to shoes!
It is bargain sale from kitchen utensils to various miscellaneous goods everything more!
It is opened in front of shop of branch more than 170 stores.
There is "special offering" of price to be able to buy only here among them.
"Iwamotocho, Higashikanda family bazaar" that is held only 2 times a year
This time again without passing over!

●One coin scratch
Scratch card one piece presentation that wonderful prize is by purchase more than 500 yen
※We give one piece by purchase more than 1 store 500 yen during period.
※It becomes the end as soon as scratch card disappears every each store.

●Local gourmet stand Festival!
Popular menu of each places of the whole country flocks!
Wagon of ten thousand cutlet sandwiches of local basic "forever of meat" opens a store, too!

●Tokyo Skytree Cruise
Trip of ship turning around from Izumi Bridge to Asakusa Azumabashi of the Kanda River and the Sumida River.
Let's enjoy cityscape and the Skytree from the surface of the water!

May 25, 26th, four days (rainy weather stormy weather cancellation) on June 1, 2nd
(cooperation) Kanda Riverside project
※It is Saturday and Sunday limitation. Please be careful on Friday as there is not.
We close as soon as it becomes capacity in each time.
[embarkation course]
Izumi Bridge disaster prevention anchorage → Kanda River descent → Yanagibashi→
Asakusa Azumabashi (View Point! ) → Izumi Bridge disaster prevention anchorage (embarkation time approximately 45 minutes)

☆Please see official site in detail.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/05/28 15:17

Rate that elderly and stroller which had with child, a disorder went out to seemed to become higher these days.
Very good.
We become barrier-free of town with it, and barrier-free of the accommodations attracts attention.

As teacher and several students of building subject of Nihon University investigated barrier-free information of the hotel accommodations of Chiyoda-ku, we reported on company.

It is "Hotel Tokyo of garden" in Suidobashi to investigate today.
We can sense "the sum" bodily while being hotel.
It may not be barrier-free when we pursue "the sum" too much, but there is all right! Enough facilities and heart of hospitality are waiting.
Room universal as for what we investigate.
It is guest room horizontal immediately of elevator on lower floors.

At first there is space that can turn wheelchair enough when we open door,
Restroom and washstand have handrail, and door is considered widely.
It is just universal room and does not support complete barrier-free, though.
Person needing barrier-free completely comes, but may be uncomfortable generally because the public does not rather fit when it is and he/she can make oneself into if there is handrail though foot is bad wheelchair slightly room where with many staying, and is completely barrier-free of and small child of people which said. In that respect, there is no sense of incongruity that much even if this room stays commonly.
When such rooms increase more and more, we are glad.

Besides, penyunshurahoteru investigates and seems to investigate some hotels in ward in future.

Barrier-free map which inhabitant of a ward group made of Chiyoda-ku!

There is various information including recommended route to way in ward and municipal facility and barrier-free information, sightseeing spot of public toilet.
We distribute free at each the third floor of the second floor of Chiyoda City Tourism Association, Chiyoda-ku government office administration of a ward information section, Chiyoda-ku government office welfare section, Chiyoda-ku branch office.

From this site hotel barrier-free hotel information and this findings (after the article making),
We can see. ⇒


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/05/23 21:54

This homepage of Chiyoda City Tourism Association
Everybody was enriched with quantity of handling of the, as you know, information, too; is smooth
Contents are famous long ago, and the number of the access is not odd, too!

Then it is everybody.
The office is where, or do you know?

With Chiyoda-ku government office main government building of Kudanminami as back
Please cross signal in front of the front entrance.


There is greatly with "Chiyoda City Tourism Association" on the entrance of opposite building!
I see, it is here!
It is in place easy to find! (Chiyoda-ku main government building original in the neighboring construction spot)


Well, when go through automatic door; in the lobby
Flyer yapi poster and booklet which carried a lot of sightseeing information of Chiyoda-ku in a row
We are put overcrowdedly.
Prize-winning work of cherry tree photographic contest of last year is displaying in wall surface.


The depths of this door are like office of Chiyoda City Tourism Association.
There is poster of "please speak beside door casually" ...

When objective flyers are not found in lobby
When you visit office and may hear, it is thing.

"Hello ...! I'm just asking, but ..."


Office is small but cozy with ratio
Bright sunlight enters at moat side of the Imperial Palace, and feeling looks good.

We postponed "... tsu which we visited!" and Chiyoda City Tourism Association!

☆Chiyoda City Tourism Association (general corporate judicial person)
 102-0074 1-6-17, Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku 03-3556-0391


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/05/10 9:01

Thursday, May 9 19:00
"Otori ren miniature shrine ceremony for moving a deity to a new site" was held in Kanda Myojin.

saiko is beginning of done "Kanda Festival" after an interval of four years. 

※Otori renno "ren" is kanji, but makes hiragana letter on account of the PC font.

Parish representative, parishioner town assembly, Shinto shrine people concerned sit in a row in main shrine
We watch Shinto ritual "Otori ren miniature shrine ceremony for moving a deity to a new site" of beginning of Kanda Festival.


In main shrine where divine spirit of Kanda Myojin became darkness
We cover and are wrapped in silk fence not to meet eyes of person.


Is led by torch nohono light which medium has; divine spirit
It travels the precincts slowly to hoyasuko where Otori ren miniature shrine fits into.

A large number of parishioner Shrine people concerned, earnest general everybody flock to the precincts
Solemn Shinto ritual in conformity with ancient rite is observed.


In hoyasuko of the main shrine rear divine spirit of Kanda Myojin
We move, and it is done by three Otori ren miniature shrines, large miniature shrine, and "Otori ren miniature shrine ceremony for moving a deity to a new site" is finished without delay.

"Kanda Festival" finally began!
In sacred sake place of parishioner town assemblies most for ten days on Friday, Kariya
The matter of miniature shrine divine spirit case does, and break line
yoikyutogo of miniature shrine is performed in some town assemblies, too.

Saturday is God good luck feast day for 11 days
Sunday is miniature shrine Miyairi for 12 days
Wednesday is annual festival for 15 days


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/05/04 22:54

"Kanda Festival" performed of saiko after an interval of four years begins on May 9.
Atmosphere of towns of parishioner of Kanda, Nihonbashi becomes lively!

It is familiar by Kanda Festival in the Kanda Myojin precincts on May 2
It was displayed "Yoshito Kamo Katachiyama car" of Edo model doll festival car owned by god of water company, riverside fish market society!
It was alias called "festival car of dragon King" and was festival car of the Sanno festival tenth in the Edo era.
It is doll festival car which restored the same figure in 1955 in the Edo era.


By Kanda Festival of this year, one doll float is displayed more by the neighbor.
From 9:00 a.m. on May 3 (celebration) assembling of festival car and built-in work of doll
It was performed in the precincts of Kanda Myojin.

Parishioner town of Kanda Myojin
2, Iwamoto-cho is "Momotaro doll festival car" which we celebrate, and meeting owns.
Goods delivered from a warehouse were able to step back stand part and doll after an interval of six years.
Display is displayed by event of local alliance town assembly of 2007 for approximately half day in the last time.
The display is appearing for the first time in Nantes 20 years; in beauty of doll many people
We raised surprise and attracted overwhelming attention.

Doll which we made sarashio twine is appearance.


Height of doll is 160cm
We are not far equal to "dragon King" displayed by the neighbor in size
Structure of doll which was elaborate when it is gorgeousness of clothes does not lose.
Festival car is small with two levels drum storage type not three levels of Edo models type, too.

It is up of the right hand having folding fan.
Victory insect drawn on clothes, cover of the back of the hand and the surface of the hand is likely (dragonfly pattern)
Was precise, and was elaborate over the details; make.
What you should mention specially is face of Momotaro.
The expression of good-looking boy of rosy cheeks is full of sorrow and seems to smile totally at any moment!

... which wants to have you go to Kanda Myojin by all means and to see

Before lion rock right towards main shrine of Kanda Myojin
"Dragon King" "Momotaro" float is displayed like upper photograph.
With shrine miniature shrine like 100 parishioners through in front of this doll on 12th; go and worship.

Kanda Festival from May 9 to May 15!
Display in the Kanda Myojin precincts of two doll festival cars until May 15!

State of "Momotaro festival car" of last 2007 display
→ This (detective Kanda corps site)


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/05/01 18:25

We performed in "the best of Edo to look at to illustration of special plan exhibition festival roll" held in arts Chiyoda 3331.
After Golden Week of this month, Kanda Festival is carried out after an interval of four years.
It is for exhibition to know festival to it more deeply, and to enjoy.

In community space, short coat of forever bridge district alliance 14 town assembly is displayed.
With Japanese towel, design which made an elaborate plans gets a lot of looks.

Gokenchos society omikoshi is installed midmost.
To small part of decoration, we can see close.

There were child miniature shrine and drum festival car, too.
Of course please watch in downtown as I will be away at the time of festival.

In the main gallery center, reproduction of Chiyoda-ku designated cultural assets "illustration of Kanda Myojin festival roll" is displayed.
We can know state that line is described, and was said to be world Festival at the time.
Because we were printed on Japanese paper, it was genuine rolled drapery yona feel of a material.

Planned daikosangaijin (neck of ogre) where we pull, and even Kanda Festival of this year is given to.

Similarly large catfish and keystone which were restored with balloon.
It is shown on charge feast day on Saturday, May 11.

Festival car doll "Kumasaka" of Kanda Myojin possession (Chiyoda-ku designated tangible folk cultural assets).
The real thing was very huge, and force was felt.

Assembling play "ritsubanko" (tatebanko) of the Edo era is introduced.

When we cut and assemble…Model of festival car is completed.
During period, workshop producing ritsubanko is held.

Clothes or No-mask used in bonfire noh of Kanda Myojin are displayed.

Picture of Kanda Festival taken early in the Showa era is broadcasted.

Even photograph looks back on the history of Kanda Festival.
What modern place is it? Please see while thinking.

Eizo Kinoshita exhibition "Kanda weather."
Architect, work of Kinoshita of painter were displayed.
State of seasonal town is drawn in the present age from the early days of the Showa era.

Next week is Kanda Festival! For Golden Week, please go out to arts Chiyoda 3331.

The details are this

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/04/23 0:33

In the ground of 3, Kandanishikicho where Shiroyama Street and Kanda Police street cross
The solid presence to overwhelm new building is splendid
Current Agency for Cultural Affairs registration tangible cultural property "bachelor Hall"
Construction of 1928 after the Great Kanto Earthquake. It is landmark architecture of 85 in this year.

"Bachelor hall" judging from Jimbocho side
With the University of Tokyo birthplace, the Japanese baseball birthplace and place of Jo Niijima birth
It is important land and building which played their part historically culturally.


At the old building (police street gathering) entrance, lantern hung on the eaves of Kanda Festival is jolted for wind early.
Paper appendix (we do and appear) breaks off by rain and strong wind on Sunday when we see well.


While, uh-oh, we take a ceremonial photograph when we appear in lobby where we pass through the entrance hall, and red carpet was spread all over.
Visitors coming out of restaurant early in the afternoon
It is ... by photography, taking a ceremonial photograph one after another in front of miniature shrine
Popularity of omikoshi is great thing. Flow of person does not readily break off!


Omikoshi which is displayed local 3, Kandanishikicho town assembly Oga sedan chair (5 sun of architrave two shakus)
This miniature shrine is perfect gem of "kyu*" (Kanda Kuromoncho) product in 1933.
Treasure of former town which we followed people of town letting miniature shrine evacuate in wartime.
Even Miyairi of Kanda Festival is miniature shrine of dignified presence that popular name "golden miniature shrine" and popularity are high in.


This being the first time that miniature shrine was displayed in bachelor Hall of building in 1928.
Perfect gem which master of miniature shrine of Kanda where the miniature shrine was made in 1933, kyu* made!
Is it not historic encounter to feel heaviness of what time? (exaggeration?)
In addition, drum float which we put Momotaro doll on aside of miniature shrine is displayed.
It is rare doll drum festival car which we cannot look at very much in the present age.

Origin commentary of miniature shrine, please read notice board, authenticating certificate on the site.
As brochure of the history of bachelor Hall is in hall, we must see it!

Early building of the Showa era and miniature shrine realized Kanda Festival for relationship
It was miniature shrine display of splendid combinatorial bachelor Hall entrance lobby.
Display is plan until May 7.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/04/20 1:04

Friday, April 19 that was under one month until "Kanda Festival" performed of saiko after an interval of four years
In opening warm Awajicho waterasu 3F hall
"Introduction to ... festival lecture to enjoy Kanda Festival"
But, it was held, and more than 120 customers visited venue!

Sponsorship NPO corporation Kanda society Kanda Myojin

At first we get nervous to three men and women from customer than ... this on the dais and have
Please change your clothes in appearance to enjoy festival. . . We announce this!


Fortunately? These three people were chosen.
We changed our clothes in form of festival promptly!


It is also greeting of sponsor.
We were granted word greetings with spring water right chief priest of Kanda Myojin.


Three general customers like point get nervous on the dais
By master of professional dressing, please instruct longjohns, how to wear waistcoats having a front but no back.
Furthermore, we have winding, getting covered headband are small, and they tell.


We put on short coat, and there are both kind and how to close obis in various ways
As you see it became the cool finish each, and expression of everybody softened.


Parishioners of Kanda Myojin goes on the platform by different clothes and dressing each.
It is commented minutely, and ... lecture finally becomes instruction of miniature shrine bearer.


There is no miniature shrine. Here slightly spatially concerning unreasonableness
It is "bearer stick
". . . So-called air miniature shrine.


Closing had all all of you who were in hall stand up
We close lumber-carriers' work song of Edo firefighting memory society, head fireman and Kanda one.
We became Kanda Festival play Bent of the large prosperity!


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/04/12 23:13

Today Friday, April 12
Awajicho waterasu and Ochanomizu SORA city
We opened at the same time.

Redevelopment of land where waterasu ever had Awaji Elementary School and Awaji Park.
The ground of SORA city in front of Ochanomizu Station is place where there was former Hitachi headquarters building.

When leave JR Ochanomizu Station (St. Hashiguchi), and look up at the sky from open space; this scenery.
The left is Ochanomizu SORA city. The right waterasu (tower ridge) of Awajicho.


When we look back toward the downhill back with escalator from ground of SORA city
We can feel refreshing space where comfortable blue sky is wonderful.
There are full of restaurants in this B1.
No, there is strange space that gangs are different from restaurant in in the front!


Can it become community base with area?
It is "navigator" telling information of around neighborhood area like the information desk spot!
There is service that he/she prints free when we set walk course with monitor.


Communication bridge which connects SORA city and waterasu when we walk connecting walkway
We appear on the ghost Hill.
The people concerned gathered from 11:30, and ceremony of opening ceremony of bridge was held today.


It is Awajicho waterasu when we cross bridge.
Cafe of waterasukomon for the purpose of local community is wonderful!
Ceiling is expensive and is comfortable.
Ceiling is finished with ceiling of hall of ex-Awaji Elementary School as motif.


In common gallery space that went down stairs from cafe
Ahead of Kanda Festival performed of saiko after an interval of four years in May,
Large miniature shrine of local 2, Awaji-cho town assembly was displayed in large quantities and attracted attention!


For the lunch break open on terrace of the waterasu front on the second floor for the first day
Live concert of saxophone quartet is held, and it is a time of rest.
Various pleasant events are planned for a while in waterasu by opening.
For more details, please see homepage of waterasu!


And leave waterasu; and view from Sotobori Street is this.

The left is comprised of tower ridge in office and house
333 households of people will live.
Community space is prepared for abundantly, too.
Student apartment where 36 people live in 2 floor of the top floor with annex ridge in the right.
Point system recommends local action to become topic in the media.
12 points a year of local alternating current is done in various activities!
In addition, we enter, and store of many various types of industry opens, too.

In front of Ochanomizu Station to waterasu for the Awajicho intersection area
By there having been line of flow of person who could walk without almost getting wet even on rainy day
How will this area and neighboring towns change?
It is a lot of feeling of expectation as redevelopment area that does not look at example so far.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/04/12 15:36

We went to "WATERRAS" (waterasu) of Kandaawajicho that opened on April 12.

"WATERRAS TOWER" of 164.8m in height to become symbol of new town.
Office and house and hall, cafe, library are installed, too,
Holding of various events and lectures is planned from now on.

This "WATERRAS ANNEX" consisting of commercial facilities.
We comprise restaurant and supermarket and student apartment.

Shop which opened earlier was full of many visitors.
At lunchtime, neighborhood can stand in line in various places of work.

Atrium connecting two buildings is extensive open space.
According to the name of waterasu, it becomes into a terrace (terrace) form.

Concerning theme, trees are planted here and there, and water plays water and green.

When sandwich ghost Hill, the neighbor is SORA city. This is compound facility which opened on April 12, too.

Opening ceremony of bridge which linked SORA city to waterasu was held.
Company, ward office, the local people concerned gathered.

To celebrate bridge opening, tape cutting was carried out.

In the third floor of WATERRAS COMMON hall, "memory exhibition of Awajicho" is held.
By the change of cityscape, we compare the present age and past photograph.

We carried out "waterasu Japanese towel design contest".
Please vote for favorite Japanese towel.

Miniature shrine of 2, Awaji-cho town assembly was displayed.
In next month, first Kanda Festival in 4 years is held.

In atrium, performance by saxophone kuurutetto was shown.

By ensemble with four kinds of saxes, it was enjoyed everybody.

From 19:00, "dream of WATERRAS BLOSSOM water" is going to be held tonight in waterasu open space.
By performance of noh player, we can enjoy ability, Noh comedy, dance, music.

The details are this ⇒

Please participate from now on as various opening events are planned for one month.