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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: 2015/02/26 21:49

From Friday, February 27 to Wednesday, March 4
The "hina doll of imatsurigoto" - Endos collection ...

It is the kimono-dressed wooden doll beginning of Kiyoji Yoshino said to be eminent scholar of the early period of Meiji - Showa,
As for apprentice to a priest hina doll of fifth Heizo Oki (to circle), the tool of lacquer work,
We display modern work in cathedral from the Meiji era.

It is display of doll precious only then now of "the Girl's Festival"!

House wooden construction architecture of imatsurigoto, Kanda of solid, grand Chiyoda-ku tangible cultural property designation
It is opportunity when doll appreciation and sneak preview of laying upon building are rare.


Kimono-dressed wooden doll


Gift doll of court nobles


Shigeto Saga form
The right trousseau


Hina doll seven steps decoration


In Miyamoto Park who is next to Kanda Myojin
"House of imatsurigoto, Kanda" which brings on various taste seasonally
Official site →

Date and time from Friday, February 27 to Wednesday, March 4  
      ※We open a gate for reservations in the morning from the afternoon on 3rd
Time from 11:00 to half past 16 (last entrance 16:00)
Admission public 1,000 yen ※ Chiyoda-ku residence, working 500 yen (about the certificate presentation)
kaijosendaidenkuyubiteiyukeibunkazaiimatsurigoto (house of Kanda)
      TEL 03-3255-3565 in 2-16, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku Miyamoto Park



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/02/12 22:32

Festival in front of place of Jo Niijima birth monument and commemorative lecture

Founder, Jo Niijima of Doshisha
We are born in Edo Yasunaka residence of a lord (place of existing 3, Kandanishikicho, bachelor Hall),
We grew up until 20 years old in the ground of Edo (Kanda).
In commemoration of the birth (172 years) of Thursday, February 12 Jo Niijima,
"Festival in front of place of birth monument" and "commemorative lecture" were held.

Festival sponsorship in front of place of birth monument: Educational foundation Doshisha
Commemorative lecture sponsorship: Doshisha Tokyo alumni association, Doshisha class reunion Tokyo Branch
       Support: General bachelor society, bachelor Hall Seiyoken, Chiyoda City Tourism Association, 3, Kandanishikicho town assembly

"Place of Mr. Jo Niijima birth" monument
It is built in 3, Kandanishikicho, place of bachelor Hall. (the police street side)


"Festival in front of Jo Niijima birth monument"
Attendant sings hymn in unison with all the gatherings before monument.
There are greetings of Director Doshisha University, Mizutani.


Jo Niijima in 1843 (Tenpo 14),
We were born at place of current 3, Kandanishikicho, bachelor Hall.
We learn calligraphy from 5 years old as child of amanuensis, and Osaka of father is away on business at the age of 16 years old,
We serve professor of calligraphy private supplementary school.
In addition, it is mansion out of Yasunaka feudal clan of Kandasakumacho in Chinese classics,
We learn the navigation and mathematics in warship drill institute of Tsukiji.

We stowed away at the age of (1864) 20 years old in 1864 and went over to the United States.
We are baptized in the United States and graduate from amosuto University.
We accompanied Tomomi Iwakura trainer diplomatic delegation clause and, after the Meiji Restoration, investigated education system of each country.
After returning home, work hard at missionary work activity based in Kyoto, 1875 (Meiji 8) Doshisha British school,
We found Doshisha girls' school for ten years (1877) and aim at university establishment sequentially
We closed the life during effort in 1890 (Meiji 23).
Birth festival is carried out in front of birth place, bachelor Hall on birth day on February 12 in average year. 

Hometown, Manager of Tomohiko Maeda town assembly of 3, Kandanishikicho offered flowers with greetings in in front of monument, too.


After festival in front of the monument, we move venue to bachelor Hall Room 201
Memory lecture "Edoite, ~ to display brocade in dream - Kanda of Jo Niijima"
But, it was held, and audience more than 100 gathered in venue.
Lecturer is playing an active part as professional reciter of Jo Niijima
Yasuhiro Motoi (former Doshisha University divinity professor) was served.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/02/10 23:10

Of space picture study seminar of Professor Waseda University Yoichi Sato
"Research & project 2015" display
It is held in gyararikoruso of Jimbocho 3.

Until Jimbocho three orders eyes, gyararikoruso Saturday, February 14

Mr. Yoichi Sato "that sun-god field, Jimbocho" "Nihonbashi on that day"
Of "on that day ... series", as author, is famous in the world of town study.

In gyararikoruso, next Senshu Univ. intersection, Jonan Shinkin Bank
Nikken Jimbocho building 3F (in 1F coffee building)

By this display, each school year displays project of each theme.
"What in Tsukiji" which third grader worked on But, it was very interesting display.


Tsukiji riverside fish market where it is decided that we move to Toyosu in the autumn of 2016 of next year
Tsukiji riverside fish market which spun the history of approximately 85 years
We study from the history, now and the bygone days, picture, sound, map, various angles including the future and observe!


Hall, outside area of Tsukiji riverside fish market is displayed with three-dimensional model.
Various coverage points are marked.


We collected data on person who went in and out of person who worked in Tsukiji riverside fish market, Tsukiji riverside fish market
Picture for 100 minutes is interesting by very interesting contents!


The left is Waseda University social studies department space picture study seminar charge teacher
Professor Yoichi Sato


As for the contents of "research & project 2015" "introduction to market observation studies" pamphlet
As record of Tsukiji riverside fish market which disappears in knowing Tsukiji riverside fish market and
It will become valuable!



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/02/03 22:49

In Tuesday, February 3 Edo total local deity Kanda Myojin
[Setsubun bean-scattering ceremony type] But, it was held!

Drumbeat color of signal echoes in the precincts at 2:00 p.m. of the appointed time!
Song of lumber-carriers' work song of head fireman goes loudly in front of Myojin Hall when line is to main shrine.


Believer in Shintoism who did figure of attire of ancient samurai family is brave.


Large country and Ebisu of enshrined deity of Kanda Myojin go ahead through line, too.


"mikoshi" of Kanda Myojin character you go to main shrine on foot, too.


Purification is held in main shrine and is after
Ornamental scented ball be chopped at Mayor Ishikawa Chiyoda, handle of the Mayor of Yata center
At 2:20 p.m., the bean-scattering ceremony is finally practiced!


The first group is parish representative.
People from 15 to around 20 go on Hoo terrace at a time
We hold the bean-scattering ceremony sequentially and are changed.


Red ogre of character of a certain cake, blue ogre participate in the bean-scattering ceremony, too!
It was group of good-looking & beautiful women who were supposedly foreign model.

The bean-scattering ceremony is concerned with Kanda Myojin by turns
Parish representative, the parishioner person concerned, age man woman born under the same zodiac sign as the current year, some guests participate.
By approximately 200 people move everybody conferred fortune on by turns to terrace bottom.
A large number of everybodies will be that manekifuku was done.
Bean-scattering ceremony type became the end without accident trouble safely at 4:00 p.m.


Otorii chief priest of Kanda Myojin watched kindly with design ozu tsu of Setsubun festival, too.



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/01/30 22:02

We released display today than Friday, January 30 [until Saturday, March 22]
2014 cultural assets temporary exhibition
Topography ... of slope and bridge - Edo, Tokyo of Chiyoda

Venue: Hibiya book culture building


It is Hibiya book culture building 1F venue entrance (no charge for admission)


We will observe along the regular route which there is guide map of venue in the front!


Slope and bridge are drawn on ukiyoe print as famous place in the Edo era
Photograph Hiroshige Utagawa "famous place Edo 100 view"
Scene of slope and bridge of Chiyoda-ku is displayed (Yoshiya Mochizuki possession)


Ranking of rating of bridge and slope
In the bridge, in Nihonbashi slope, Kagurazaka is advocated in the top


Display of model which neighboring areas were three-dimensional, and was expressed around the Imperial Palace (Edo-jo Castle)


Subject is quiet with "slope" "bridge"
The topography and the history of Edo Tokyo, relation with festival
We display clearly tight and are commented


Picture of 15 minutes when castle gate and bridge, stone wall of Edo Tokyo commented is recommended!


There is interesting panel display in corridor having been continued since exit and can enjoy.

Lecture is held within session, too (as for the time from 18:30 to 20:30)
Slope and Mr. bridge Masaya Takiguchi of Chiyoda to look at to ukiyoe print on Thursday, February 12
Teacher who opens slope and cliff Haga of Edo Tokyo on Thursday, February 19
Bridge and Mr. open space Shinya Kobayashi of the Thursday, March 05 Edo era
◎Lecture attendance application is Hibiya book culture building cultural assets office 
 Telephone 03-3502-3348
 Or it is email

In Hibiya, we learned historical "slope" and "bridge" of Kanda (Chiyoda-ku)!
Would you like to go out once by all means?




Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/01/27 16:22

We performed in preview of "Hitachi field bluing laboratory" which did OPEN to mer wisdom cute Kanda forever bridge on Tuesday, January 27.

It is totally a new type of craft beer bar which can learn process of manufacture of the Tokyo's first beer.

Hitachi field nest beer of factory direct shipment and beer of mer wisdom cute limitation are that it is prepared approximately ten kinds.

In preview, talk show by Fujiwara of association of Japanese beer journalist's chairperson was held.

We actually had you show process of manufacture of beer in laboratory in shop.
We coordinate with favorite bitterness, color, fragrance, the alcohol frequency finely.

"BIN' s" where dishes were filled bottle of cup liquor with as for the food menu. We can enjoy kind-rich snacks.

As for the person who wants to study one, beer liking beer deeply, it seems to be spotted recommendation.

■Mer wisdom cute Kanda forever bridge

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/01/10 21:47

 Saturday, January 10 from 10:00 to 11:00
Kanda Myojin "purification ceremony patience party during cold" was held.

42 pious people who wrapped the body in white clothing perform Shinto ritual of the beginning in the precincts.
We receive purification in all the members, and *jo does great purification words.


42 participants
67-year-old people participate in five new adults, woman eight from 14 years old.
15 first participation participates.

As warm-up to warm body after Shinto ritual as bare foot
We do one lap of running on the outside in the precincts of Kanda Myojin and leave for purification ceremony ground.


Cold water which three big icicles soaked in waits in special purification ceremony ground of lion Yamamae

It is *jo shinagarano by 31-syllable Japanese poem after the fashion of "Michihiko" of instruction of purification ceremony and Shinto priest supervising
We perform preparations exercises called bird ship carefully.



Great performance with regular customer participant having abundant purification ceremony experience standing up
Cheers are heated from people of sightseeing.


We are fired up, and woman participant takes cold water hard, too.
We take cold water and cleanse heart and body and are severe ceremony expelling crime and impurity.

New Year holidays common usage for approximately one hour, event of daikoku festival
"Purification ceremony patience meeting during cold" was over safely.
We just pray for your health and flourishing endlessly that participated.
Thank you.



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/01/05 23:05

Sunday, January 4
It is built on site of Miyamoto Park who is next to Kanda Myojin
In "house of imatsurigoto, Kanda" appointed in Chiyoda-ku tangible cultural property
We convey tradition of Edomachi fire fighter in now
We stop at head fireman people of Edo firefighting memory society [the first ward]

Wonderful skill of transfer acrobatic performances on a ladder of lumber-carriers' work song fireman's standard was shown.

NPO corporation "house of Kanda" (Director Tokuko Hirano) does operational management
Solid wooden building has ever done lumber dealer in Kanda Kamakura-cho
Removed and rebuilt building of the Endos, and material and structure are things of the highest grade.


Lumber-carriers' work song journey of head fireman people comes over for gate of "house of Kanda".
With long lantern of Edo firefighting in the lead
It is Kanda "Class yo" foreman of a gang and foreman of a gang of Nihonbashi "we are group" in the center
Executive people of the first ward follow and are gone from one to another with fireman's standard of "Class yo" afterwards
And the youth with fire hook comes over.


At first it is transfer of fireman's standard at door front. Announcement of this wonderful skill New Year's parade of fire brigades on January 6
Stuff which is famous, but is rarely seen in downtown.


We put up ladder at door front, and a large number of people support ladder with fire hook


And scenery of Edo is developed very at door front of solid wooden building reviving in the present age
Spectators turn to the top to many wonderful skills of acrobatic performances on a ladder, and applause applause and cheers just well up.


Scenery to be completed is this photograph.
Long lantern and fireman's standard and acrobatic performances on a ladder, very antique-looking wonderful scenery.
It was announcement of the traditional skill of Edomachi fire fighter appropriate for New Year holidays.



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/01/04 20:32

View of seeing the old year out of Edo total local deity "Kanda Myojin"
2014 last day of the year - 2015 New Year's Day

New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine of 10:30 p.m. of the last day of the year is parade of going and worshiping on December 31.
The Shinto gate closed at about 11:30 was closed at 10:30 in average year.
Line is prolonged in the Myojinshita intersection area in Yushima slope from Otorii.


The guard is in the precincts with the Shinto shrine person concerned.


As for this scene being seen only in once a year, this person of the last day of the year.
A little time before Shinto gate door being opened at 0:00 a.m.


0:00 a.m.
A Happy New Year.
Drumbeat resounds in the precincts, and Shinto gate door is opened and becomes the beginning of the New Year.
Against a backdrop of lumber-carriers' work song song of head fireman people, Kanda police station, the head of Kanda fire department are central
Shrine key scheme, schemes-proof form a line on both sides and become beautiful standing in line entrance.


And the precincts are filled with person, person, people.


During period of New Year holidays, designated Tokyo intangible cultural asset in Kagura of the precincts
All of Kanda musical accompaniment preservation society serves.


Kanda Myojin that a lot of parishioner and people of general worship visit until 4th for New Year holidays
It is worship of man of business dressed in suit after 5th to be when it is the gai neno first business day of the year
Color to fill up the precincts becomes full of dark suit as clean as a whistle.


Line of worship of evening was prolonged endlessly to Myojinshita direction on Saturday, January 3, too.

It be good one year this year, everyone!



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/12/27 20:11

We assume 108 towns parishioner in Kanda, Nihonbashi
Edo total local deity "Kanda Myojin"

The foundation is (730) in 730 of the Nara era
In 1616 (1616) for Edo-jo Castle expansion maintenance construction
From Shibasaki village (around existing Otemachi, Masakado mound) of place of foundation
It is done utsushiza and will become commemorative age called tojiutsushiza 400 years next year here.

We are said to have never met Kanda Myojin in Shinto shrine world
It releases figure of noisy cricket from December 31 on the last day of the year.

It is scenery of seeing the old year out worship toward New Year's Day from the last day of the year of last year of Kanda Myojin.
Shinto gate door is shut then at one-time 11:30 for one year.
It becomes unmanned state not to offer other than the Shinto shrine person concerned in the Shinto shrine precincts.
When drumbeat to inform seeing the old year out at 0:00 a.m. echoes
Door is opened with song voice of lumber-carriers' work song of head fireman people, and curtain of the New Year opens.


In the last day of the year, special tent in front of morning from 9:00 to 16:00 shrine office
What nine noisy cricket machines are put, and is sold
"Kanda Myojin mascot figure skating"


We concern Kanda Myojin in semitransparent capsule of globe
Mascot figure skating enters, and is kind of the mascot with seven kinds?


Seven kinds of mascots "daikoku" "rake" "masakado votive tablet" "Chinese phoenix"
We are full of "medium" "main shrine lantern" "love live votive tablet" and variety,
We do not know what really comes out as it is noisy cricket!
History and origin, event of Kanda Myojin seem to appear in commentary book, too.
And "life guideline myth lottery" which seems to be able to be called the original of paper fortune seems to enter!

How about favorite one trying even in occasion of worship of the New Year?
Noisy cricket once 400 yen