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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: 2014/10/25 21:13

Good old toy Museum "mangando"

We will tell from the location place.
Address is 1-16-10, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku new Akihabara center 2F23
In this, there is, but becomes under the guard near Akihabara Station here.

Let's look at Showa-dori direction from forever bridge intersection.
On the right side (crying child falls silent?) There is forever bridge police station.
The elevated left of the Yamanote Line seen at end is Akihabara Station.
There is "mangando" with this elevated (guard).


In building under overpass which is full of feelings of the Showa era the name of "new Akihabara center!"
We will go up stairs to ton and 2F tap-tap.


Toy Museum "mangando" feeling nostalgic for slim space of underpass 2F
Funatsu of director spent time more than 30 years, and collected; is selected
2,500 points of toys are displayed.
As it is museum, 300 yen for adults, admission of student 200 yen are necessary.


Toy which was popular in those days according to the generation is displayed to showcase of each display.


We begin in the 1950s, and background is recalled in the times until the 1990s.


As for the material, as for tin plate or the soft vinyl, various. It is the genealogy of hobby of the Showa era.


Toy of enthusiast appendix slaver including plastic model of treasuring of the Showa era is 2,500 points!
Valuable display that the history and the fashion of toy of good old Showa can chase according to the generation.


Mark of entrance to new Akihabara center "mangando" is flag of security camera.
Then there is not and is "0 nimano characters" and signboard of Gunma of character of Gunma.
There are stairs which enter, and go up here to 2F immediately.
Please go to good old toy Museum "mangando"!
From 10:00 to 20:00 (Wednesday fixed closing day)



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/10/19 21:31

Saturday, October 11
Variety hall of rakugo, storytelling which only the second young person appears on
"Kanda cedar bird bower" opened.

〒101-0041 1-17, Kandasudacho, Chiyoda-ku Kato Building 2F
(building of Kanda Yabu soba front restaurant circle beautifulness)

It is entrance of "Kanda cedar bird bower" where red flag flashes on wall of Fumi Ichimatsu.
The upper entrance has crest of familiar "fukura sparrow" in town assembly in northern Sudacho, too.

When we pay door money in 2F and enter the inside, we see the stage in the front.
It is the cozy audience, but customer approximately 35 can enter.
It becomes wonderful space where live voice of comic storyteller and professional storyteller is felt close.


Atmosphere that the stage, stage are stylish.
Crest of sparrow is attached here.


Feeling that does not come if you go on stage and look at the whole of variety hall.

In variety hall "cedar bird bower" raising the young person second born new in Kandasudacho
Please go out.

Matinee is 1,000 yen day after day on seat and Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays at 500 yen night
We are going to become room lender on the end of the month from 21st!

Kanda cedar bird bower
〒101-0041 1-17, Kandasudacho, Chiyoda-ku Kato Building 2F
(building of Kanda Yabu soba front restaurant circle beautifulness)



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/10/16 21:03

Wednesday, October 15
Kanda culture lecture that reached the 17th year
The fifth scheme of "Myojin private supplementary school" (Yuichiro Ando principal of a private school) this year was performed.

Theme of lecture
Ukiyoe print ... Kanda Myojin ... which was drawn of Edo

Guest lecturer is (1882) in founding 1882
It was Kimio Koketsu of storekeeper for the Jimbocho "owner Publishing" third generation.
As for Koketsu, it is played an active part as international ukiyoe print society permanent post director.

We go and worship with all the student attending a lectures formally in main hall when we finish "Shinto lecture" by Shinto priest


60 earnest student attending a lectures filled up Kanda Myojin, saimusho hall
We cannot hide surprise in ukiyoe print about Kanda Myojin, many color woodblock prints.


Koketsu brings precious genuine ukiyoe print and develops plain lecture

Koketsu who is commenting on value being different by difference in woodcut print with the same ukiyoe print
From one piece of ukiyoe print time setting or manners and customs, scenery at the time
We pursue Edo, Meiji and the times and understand various matters.

When I see to amateur at question corner; of assent
He/she gave an answer and swelled.


Owner Publishing of Koketsu management faces Jimbocho one order eyes Yasukuni Dori.
It is secondhand bookstore more than founding 130 years to treat Japanese book, ukiyoe print, ancient map of Edo.



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/10/15 11:17

It is walk ... ... Chiyoda aimlessly

Jimbocho art spot rad

Space that culture of various genres sends, "art spot rad" are in Jimbocho.

We went to see performance held here.
Performance on this day comes time; in "Katsura Yuasa head of a tree" by group
Performance has night performance that is convenient for work return on 15th, 16th until Sunday, October 19.
The details are ⇒
It is small space, but we laugh with distance gagu ... with actor soon, and there is and is drawn into the world of fun play that there are tears in.

It was felt that play was splendid in such a space.

By the way, the next group runs "Jimbocho Japanese bantam" which is famous for "rad Rio" and "milonga" and white curry feeling old-fashioned, solid brick Showa then and actor works and seems to come.

It wants to come aimlessly.

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/10/09 22:16

Precious wooden building built after the Great Kanto Earthquake disappeared by fire of last February
New store of "Yabu soba" of Kandaawajicho is completed.
"Yabu soba" restarts business from Monday, October 20!

We observed the inside by pre-opening.

Whole view
Front store was surrounded in this boarding fence that there was entrance at the corner
New store is bamboo fence on the stone wall. Planting that is full of green is given.
Entrance is the right depth of photograph.


Entrance with open feeling meets customer.
As it was pre-open invitation day, poster of various guidance was done.


Like front store bronze statue of Yabu soba first generation, Hotta seven soldier of the Imperial Guard old man
New store was installed in front of the entrance to watch.


We look at garden to the left hand from entrance and go to the entrance hall.
There will be trees of planting for pleasure of being greatly brought up from now on.


Seat on the first floor
Room seat becomes 16 seats of 77 seats in total 61 seats of chair seats.
As for the consecutive voice that great proprietress sings as the past.
And we see all only with wooden building as far as we see
It was the calm audience by fashion of a lot of feeling of cleanliness brightly.


We observed the second floor.
It became seat of 20 people in total by constitution of six seats, eight seats, six seats and three from the depths.
The second-floor seat needs reservations and we do business from November and start.

It became bright room by fashion that garden on the second floor could watch from window.

Menus such as soba
Please taste with your eyes and tongue after the opening on 20th.


When we leave shop and look back, we see so comfortable scenery from bystreet.

Tokyo succeeds calm atmosphere of front store in the middle of Kanda
While looking at green many gardens in Japanese style at wooden construction-like tasteful refreshing store
It is taste jiwaerunoha for feeling of happiness to pull in delicious liquor and soba
It is from Monday, October 20!
Wednesday fixed closing day holiday business (10/22 is open) from 11:30 to 21:00



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/09/25 23:44

Bottom of guard "going out way over-road bridge" appearing in Chuo-dori in front of Akihabara Station
It is the Akihabara electronic parts street birthplace and is sacred place of electronic parts street.
The "Akihabara radio store" which went, and occupied the right side disappeared last year.

What opened in the ground of the old radio store ruins
"Assemblage" (asemburaju)
Information dispatch, Akiba guidance of Akihabara
And there are event space and workshop space.
We accept "Akiba tour" showing around deeper Akihabara!

Former Akihabara radio store goes; and hit is passage of entrance after the right tree.


Enlarged major company; "is irassha ...!", and enter in passage under no signboard; and is the right side immediately.
Transparent space fitted with glass "Assemblage" (asemburaju)


Unique scene from entrance is this.
Akihabara station square mall promotion association and Akiba.TV are run here.
For a limited time until January, 2015!


Workshop and event holding are planned in this space, too.
As tool of soldering is had always ready
Reason that can process product which we bought in underpass shop in this immediately.


Electronic work workshop and soldering classroom here for children
Workshops made with iron beads are held soon.


Well, as for the person who does not know robot enthusiast, it is said that we are not when the next pigeon says
"aruti" runs
Robot shop "robot aisle"


There is demonstration stage of robot and does not stand to robot enthusiast.


It is Manager Kawakami to pick up pretty product with smile.

This is shop until January, 2015 for a limited time, too.
But we must keep an eye on in the future of two stores of former Akihabara radio store.
And let's expect in new future development.
Pray for the future when old radio store is new!



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/09/22 21:33

       TRANS ARTS TOKYO 2014
Trance arts Tokyo 2014
         ━ Kanda living park ━

Trans arts Tokyo used space born with development of town
Art project that is cross genre.
In all 4 venues including former Tokyo Denki University venue of main venue of majority
Event and display are developed.

Session until ... November 3 (celebration)
Former Tokyo Denki University ruins (2, Kandanishikicho)
waterasukomon (2, Kandaawajicho)
Arts Chiyoda 3331 (6, Sotokanda)
Mer wisdom cute Kanda forever bridge (1, Kandasudacho)

The schedule details of event, display are this ↓


In former Tokyo Denki University ruins becoming main venue on Saturday, September 20
We invited the person concerned, and opening reception was held.


Opening greetings of Associate Professor at Tokyo art university Masato Nakamura


Preparations to put up hot-air balloon began in venue.


Work "Skywhale" of Mr. Patricia pitchini rose in place of Kanda.
Impact as all of venues takes out camera, and shooting begins!


We photograph souvenir picture that we contain all the guests who visited venue.
Please go to venue after checking schedule, display.

Session until ... November 3 (celebration)
Former Tokyo Denki University ruins (2, Kandanishikicho)
waterasukomon (2, Kandaawajicho)
Arts Chiyoda 3331 (6, Sotokanda)
Mer wisdom cute Kanda forever bridge (1, Kandasudacho)

The schedule details of event, display are this ↓



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/09/03 16:44

★☆★This year! We started Kanda art festival 2014.★☆★

Various events are carried out from Tuesday, September 2 to Saturday, September 6.

At first, on the first day, "Kanda umaimon tour" was held.
Today's theme makes a tour of public houses which bean jam of vegetable store, butcher shop, fish shop guides
With Mystery Spot experience - souvenir of ... Edo

Participation qualification being woman.
At first we gather in front of Kanda Station.

We leave for this height of art festival, venue and success in life firmness street of adult fair on 5th that it is while looking at station building made early in the Taisho era.

After having received explanation of origin of success in life firmness that the name of success in life firmness street was derived from,
We pray in hope of success in life well!

We hear origin of the place name of Kamakura across Kamakura Bridge and we set foot in Otemachi in instant while looking at railing hit in war and lose own position immediately by the complicated topography of Kanda at Kanda nimodomashitaga, this point in time.

We pray to hear origin once again afterwards in Onjuku Inari.

And we finally break into fun, good shop.
Have a nice day.

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/09/01 22:13

Agency for Cultural Affairs tangible cultural property designation building
Bachelor Hall
That we internally mount with outer wall for approximately one month of this
To celebrate reopening, the economy is dated in Kandanishikicho town assembly miniature shrine!

The ground of 3, Kandanishikicho "bachelor Hall,"
It is famous as the University of Tokyo birthplace, the Japanese baseball birthplace, place of Jo Niijima birth.
In addition, in late years it is locations such as TV drama and movie, fashion magazine.

Town assembly miniature shrine of Monday, September 1 Kandanishikicho
It is famous between kneeling of that TV drama "Naoki Hanzawa"
We wait in front of Room 201 of bachelor Hall.


Okay, it is Miyairi! (different)
Miniature shrine is carried on the shoulder in high spirits loudly, and song of lumber-carriers' work song of head fireman enters 201 beer hall, too!


Be invited to grand applause from customer of a lot of beer halls
Shooting with camera was great, too.


Miniature shrine was given, and the beer hall became atmosphere of the climax.
It is not silly that miniature shrine is carried on the shoulder indoors!


Maetamachi chairperson of 3, Kandanishikicho local after miniature shrine leaving
Chairperson Takagi of Chiyoda City Tourism Association, President Watanabe and others of bachelor Hall are the cutting of the New Year's rice cake.
Everybody holding in hand for Nantes, the Japanese baseball birthplace "bat!"
Good! The cutting of the New Year's rice cake of celebration is line me together with the shout of this
Sake sold by the shot of celebration was served by customer of venue.

There was reopening congratulations of bachelor Hall.
Of Kandanishikicho town assembly miniature shrine raise, thank you!



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/08/29 22:39

Akiba enthusiast! Festival 2014 summer

It is held in schedule on Saturday for from Friday, August 29 to 30th!
... seems to be rapid today until Saturday, August 30! To Akihabara!

Akiba enthusiast! Festival 2014 summer this →

Venue is corner of center intersection of Akihabara Chuo-dori
1F of Bellesalle Akihabara and floor under the ground

Layout of branch booth of venue
Live program of B1 stage is posted on this.
Red arrow ↑ shows escalator following floor under the ground.



Live was carried out on mini-stage of the venue front on Friday on 29th.


Kitchen car of five is opening a store, too! There is no problem on an empty stomach.


Adult is crazy about, too!
Everybody stops to Pla-rail of terrible scale.


Even formula car be displayed
Unit-related rich culture of Akiba links the eaves everything as shop.


We get flyer and brochure which are full of Akihabara information that is a great variety of state states!

Akiba enthusiast! Festival 2014 summer 
More detailed shop and event information are this →