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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: 2015/05/21 23:51

It is Friday, May 15 in Kanda Police street, 3, Kandanishikicho
Terrace square opening

It was development of five combination by 3, Kandanishikicho joint rebuilding plan.
SUMITOMO Corporation
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.
Company size Osamu building bookstore
Yasuda Real Estate (joint development architecture of five companies)

As figure that former HAKUHODO headquarters building is solid in the front
It was rebuilt the reconstruction wonderfully.
It is splendid that local symbolic building revived wonderfully!


In space of 1F cafe
Golden miniature shrine of hometown, 3, Kandanishikicho town assembly is displayed.


The murmuring spreads in open space and becomes relaxing space among rich green.


View from 2F terrace facing the open space is beautiful, too.
Individual restaurant of approximately ten stores opens a store in commerce zone of 1F2F.


Nickname of open space "brocade 3.75 Santa Park"
Childhood name of Jo Niijima who was born on this ground, and was brought up "the Seven-Five-Three Festival large", is origin in (occupied).
On May 20, local 3, Kandanishikicho town assembly, Maetamachi chairperson is invited to the field, too
As you see park sign was installed.



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/05/19 0:30

Kanda Festival

Finally Sunday, May 10,
Miyairi worship of long-awaited parishioner town assembly miniature shrine.
Once in two years, it is day when way of most heroic miniature shrine is seen as God turnout Shinto ritual.

From 9:00 in the morning at night after 8:00 during day
It is on day when miniature shrine of parishioners does for worship towards Kanda Myojin
The number of miniature shrines is said to be 150 engines in large miniature shrine, godling sedan chair.

It is oldest, and miniature shrine of established old town, Uchikanda Kamakura-cho breaks into the precincts center in Kanda!
It is town assembly which Miyairi is deceived only in men, and can show way of heroic bearer.
(when we go out of shrine, we are carried on the shoulder only in women)


At the center of congestion of the precincts where carry on the shoulder, and do not have limited space in hand, visitors
Miniature shrine was given gorgeously beautifully.
Place where each town assembly competes how way of beautiful bearer is shown here.

On Thursday, May 14
Dedication performance of bonfire noh "light noh play in which the protagonist is a god" was held on the special stage in front of main shrine.
It becomes for revival of "noh as a Shinto ritual" that only Kanda Myojin was forgiven in the Edo era.
Bonfire noh "light noh play in which the protagonist is a god" that revived taking the opportunity of Edo opening the Edo shogunate 400 years of (2003) in 2003
It became the thirteenth performance early at this time.

As for gagaku by Kanda Myojin Shinto priest and the shrine maiden's dance by medium, it was made ho*.

"Lean person pine" by Bansaku Nomura and others was funny, and Noh comedy was played.


Ability "Chikubushima" is staged by Kongo school of noh, Masaru Endo Sane and others
We collected eyes of 500 people who filled seat of marquee.


On Friday, May 15
The most important Shinto ritual "annual festival" was held in one year.
Parishioner town assembly festival committee, people concerned 500 attended.

Shinto priest enters main hall by the guidance of lumber-carriers' work song.
Solemn Shinto ritual is held solemnly.


Parish representative in main shrine and attendant in tent receive purification.


While "dance of Myojin butterfly" is performed ho* of by gods of Kanda Myojin
Solemn Shinto ritual goes solemnly sequentially.

With "annual festival" on 15th
All events of "Kanda Festival" are over in 2015 and become end.
In addition, to enjoy "Kanda Festival" two years later; ...
Report of the Kanda Festival latter half closes curtain, too.



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/05/13 21:44

Kanda Festival

Kanda Festival begins on May 7 and closes curtain by annual festival on 15th.
I send report of the first half.

1616 (1616) Kanda Myojin for Edo-jo Castle widening construction
From Shibasaki village (existing Otemachi) is itenutsushiza in the present location of Yushima stand.
In this year, it becomes memory big festival to celebrate 400 years from utsushiza.

Thursday, May 7 portable shrine ornamented with the miniature of a golden phoenix at the top miniature shrine ceremony for moving a deity to a new site
Solemn Shinto ritual of the Kanda Festival beginning was held.

Three God who light of the precincts was turned off, and were led to light of torch
It is done utsushiza by each vehicle fitting into hoyasuko from main hall.
With three God
Ichinomiya daikoku
Two shrine Ebisu states
Three shrine masakado


Friday, May 8 parishioner town assembly miniature shrine divine spirit case
Shinto priest of Kanda Myojin goes to all sacred sake place of parishioner, and pay divine spirit; is saiko by Shinto ritual.
Ceremony of Kanda Sarugakucho town assembly which photograph let you look good for utsushiza 400 years, and had miniature shrine made newly.


Saturday, May 9 shinkosaihatsuren
In in front of 8:00 a.m. Akira Kanda Kamimoto
hatsurensai on the occasion of departure of God good luck festival was held.
Earnest veneration person, worshiper, visitors filled the precincts in spite of early morning.


God good luck festival surrounds parishioner area after day from 8:00 in the morning to 8:00 at night.
The trip becomes long scene more than well 30km.
Ichinomiya portable shrine ornamented with the miniature of a golden phoenix at the top which passes away as for the photograph in 3, Nihonbashi Echizen Chuo-dori.


We acquire line of God good luck festival, and festival increases,
We cross forever bridge from Nihonbashi Chuo-dori and come back to Kanda Myojin
This time from the evening becomes largest-scale and becomes gorgeous.

Photograph drives Noma, Soma; with warrior
It is festival person of participation from Yokosuka, Kakegawa-shi, Shizuoka that sits, and meets, and sends God good luck festival line.
Is parishioner people of Enshu Yokosuka, three Kumano Shrine; participation first for Kanda Festival in 16 years.


Afternoon 8 jishinkosaichakuren
Portable shrine ornamented with the miniature of a golden phoenix at the top miniature shrine which finished God good luck festival cruise of 30km safely for 12 hours returns to Shinto shrine.
shinkosaichakurenshinji was held solemnly.

Let's tell about article of Miyairi worship of parishioner miniature shrine for the future again.
It was report of the Kanda Festival first half.




Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/05/01 22:59

From today Friday, May 1 until 11th Monday in arts Chiyoda 3331
Special plan exhibition "person and town of Kanda Festival - Edo, Tokyo"

The people concerned gathered in opening reception.

Opening greetings of Masato Nakamura of 3331 unification directors.
3331 venues where hometown, miniature shrine and drum float of Kanda Gokencho town assembly are displayed.


Speaking of Kanda Festival, it is Kanda Myojin.
A word for Kanda Festival of Kanda Myojin, Otorii Miyaji and greetings of display celebration.


Greetings of Mr. University of Tokyo, Naoyuki Kinoshita that were supervised of this display.
And the bouquet presentation that we celebrated this Purple Ribbon Medal receiving a prize was carried out.


We toast by hometown of venue, leading of Kanda Gokencho Ishidacho chairperson!
Friendship of interchange of various people who gathered in venue spread.


Tone of musical accompaniment that everybody of Kanda musical accompaniment "*ko" plays on terrace is comfortable.


Let's introduce small portion of display.
In the left, what genuine sacred sake place is made.
It is displayed Japanese towel that Kanda Myojin parishioner town assembly made an elaborate plans to the right.

Kanda Festival picture scroll or Kanda Festival old photograph after the Meiji era are displayed.
There is no rest during session until Monday, May 11. From 11:00 to 19:00

Special plan exhibition "person and town of Kanda Festival - Edo, Tokyo"
Detailed information including event and workshop during display, session
Please refer to the following homepage



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/04/21 22:09

Feeling of reserve parishioner town assembly becomes lively with Kanda Festival close at hand, too.
Until Kariya is completed sacred sake place in vaunted miniature shrine of town assembly
As there is town assembly displaying in each area, let's introduce!

Miniature shrine display information on the verge of Kanda Festival

From the morning of Sunday, May 10 to evening one after another
Parishioner town assembly miniature shrine is Miyairi worship in Kanda Myojin
Upsurge of Kanda Festival reaches at the climax!

Uchikanda Kamakura town assembly (association of 13 middle Kanda-cho)
We are displaying in Kamakura Bridge intersection Toyota showroom


2, Kajicho town assembly miniature shrine (the Kanda Station east alliance)
We are displaying in 2, Kajicho Tokuriki Honten Building 1F entrance


Sacred sake place of the 2, Kajicho town assembly in old Imagawa Junior High School under arrangement
kontohisageto more than 200 has been already given glory to wonderfully there!


3, Kandanishikicho town assembly miniature shrine (association of Kanda center)
We are displaying in 3, Nishikicho bachelor Hall 1F lobby
We are displaying Momotaro doll drum float that children pull and turn at the same time.


2, Kandaawajicho town assembly miniature shrine (association of 13 middle Kanda-cho)
2, Kandaawajicho waterasu 3F entrance hall


1, Nihonbashimuromachi town assembly miniature shrine (1, Nihonbashi district)
Mitsukoshi new building 1F entrance entrance

Miniature shrine which we introduced is April 20 present status.
Please note that you change on account of each town assembly during display period.



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/04/13 22:01

Monday, April 13 11:30

In the front of the Transportation Museum entrance entrance of the 1, Kandasudacho past
Former Ikedaya (Mt. Kashiwa house) which was place of time for life and business for 90 years.
This building which was demolished in September in (2012) autumn in 2012 three years ago
We were appointed in Chiyoda-ku scenery town development important article.

At the door of Sotetsu forever bridge building built newly in place of the memory
Monument was built in order to honor former Ikedaya publicly, and unveiling ceremony was held.

Site released on former Ikedaya monument construction is this place↓

Former Ikedaya was built after the Great Kanto Earthquake
As for the mansard roof which is pretty by copper boarded place one-panel structure
It was individual 3-story wooden building.



While cold rain drizzles in unveiling ceremony held at the door of Sotetsu forever bridge building
Approximately 40 earnest people concerned attended.


Kazuko Kashiyama who was the ex-present head of a household do not see and is unveiled that monument.


Mayor Masami Ishikawa Chiyoda came, too, and celebration of monument construction was spoken.


Monument is built in place where Kazuko Kashiyama was clogged up with memory
He/she was satisfied in photograph with peaceful smile.

We stared at historic time in this ground for 90 years
It is former figure of former Ikedaya (Mt. Kashiwa house).

Former Ikedaya which we can remember when we happen to pass by this ground by walk and town walk
It will be to remain in memory of everybody still more because monument was built!

Former Ikedaya site of memory↓



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/04/08 23:06

 Wednesday, April 8 arts Chiyoda 3331 sponsorship
Introduction to Kanda Festival lecture
... smart festival fashion & make demonstration ~
But, it was held.
Approximately 50 people participated in this woman-limited lecture.

Firstly greetings of spring water right Miyaji of Kanda Myojin where saiko does Kanda Festival.


While torii right Negi of Kanda Myojin looks at picture in the same way successively
There were Kanda Myojin and story of culture and the history of Kanda Festival.


Main hall of arts Chiyoda 3331 of venue is in a full state.
We are put to bearer stick of miniature shrine backward.
It is ... to say this!


It is finally lecture of festival fashion.
We learn longjohns and waistcoat having a front but no back, the way of right cool wearing of short coat.


Furthermore, we learned kind and winding of obi, way of Japanese towel headband.
Of course as for the makeup when we go out to festival!


The last is lecture of bearers of miniature shrine.
By instruction and commentary of Takeuchi of gaishindenjuni* woman camp of participation
We carry miniature shrine stick on our shoulder with smile happily, and program of this lecture is finished.
We closed one Kanda with all the participants and were similar and turned out to be the closing happily.



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/04/04 19:34

Period (3.27 gold ... 4.5 days) of cherry tree Festival of Chiyoda
Saturday, March 28 29th Sunday Saturday, April 4 5th Sunday of the weekend
Cherry tree Cruise & cherry tree full bloom Cruise is held
Many everybodies enjoyed spring of cherry blossom in ship from waterside.

Departure and arrival place is Izumi Bridge disaster prevention anchorage
Sponsorship: Kanda River river project ship: Asakusabashi, Miuraya

Cherry tree Cruise went and was navigation of every day four flights by left chic person-maru.
Cherry tree full bloom Cruise went and was navigated in the right pleasure boat.
Cherry tree full bloom Cruise is every day three flights of lunch Cruise, teatime Cruise, going to see cherry blossoms at night Cruise
In sea voyage of approximately two hours to appear to the Sumida River, and to enjoy cherry tree and the Skytree of dike, it is time emergency measure of each flight
Eating and drinking that made an elaborate plans ran out, and performances of Chinese racial musical instrument "old koto" were carried out in ship, too.

This report is "cherry tree Cruise"
We make a round trip to Izumi Bridge - forever bridge - Ochanomizu Valley - Nihonbashi River - Kanda Bridge - Nihonbashi
We became Cruise of approximately 90 minutes.

The chic person-maru is full 40 capacity and is departure. Of course commentary of guide is with.


This splendid scenery is around Kanda River, forever bridge.
Commercial facilities which utilized old forever bridge Station remains of an ancient structure on the right hand "forever bridge" in the front
"Mer wisdom cute Kanda forever bridge."
We can see "forever of meat", also known as meat building over there.


Scenery that there is a lot of spring from the Kanda River to the Nihonbashi River with row of cherry blossom trees which is wonderful when we bend.
We were able to look at row of cherry blossom trees which met from Misaki Bridge, and continued to the neighborhood of bridge from the water.


When pass Kanda bridge and Joban bridge during piling-stones repair work; Nihonbashi of the turning point.
Big cherry tree of open space of the riverside fish market birthplace was way of wonderful coming out.
It was able to overlook Mitsukoshi new building in Nihonbashi Kitazume, background here.

One that gets off in this Cruise in Nihonbashi, and takes a walk through town
There was person that we got off in Chiyoda-ku disaster prevention anchorage, and Kudan, plover left for the deep water area.
We were able to enjoy scenery of town and scenery of sakurahana** from spring day, water.

By Kanda Riverside project, it is held on the weekend of end of May and early June
We have plan of Cruise navigation in "Higashikanda, Iwamoto-cho family bazaar".


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/04/03 23:12

Kanda Myojin is the height of spring festival, and cherry blossoms of the precincts are in full bloom, too.

In Kanda Myojin, it is annual as Shinto ritual spring on Thursday, April 3
"Spring big festival" (prayer festival) was held noisily solemnly.

"Kanda Festival festival Committee" was held after big festival in spring.

Cherry tree of the precincts is the height and states in full blossom now, too
He/she pleases people coming for worship.


At first big festival event spring in main hall.
Parish representative of Kanda Myojin, festival committee and the person concerned of each parishioner town assembly
Shrine key scheme, scheme-proof, head fireman people attend.


After big festival, we move venue to Myojin Hall in spring
It is said to be 108 towns that we wait with Kanda Festival close at hand
General meeting with all parishioner festival committees gathering is held sequentially.
Person of attendance is full state more than 250 concerning the last general meeting.


Formal guidebook of Kanda Festival of this year is shown at place of committee
Meeting went as document to grasp the whole of Kanda Festival of this year.


With wagon of the precincts Kanda Festival formula guidebook as the beginning
We are selling lucky charm, Japanese towel and shirt, towel, folding fan, round fan, bangle.
(there is part of thing which has not been received yet)

Kanda Festival finally approached after January.
Opening is ceremony for moving a deity to a new site on Thursday, May 7.
Putting becomes annual festival on Friday, May 15.
"Kanda Festival formula guidebook" as for the details of event and event during Kanda Festival period mentioned above
Or please confirm in the following Kanda Myojin official site.



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/03/26 22:14

Finally from Friday, March 27 of ten days on Sunday, April 5
The "cherry tree Festival of Chiyoda" start
Detailed official information is fully loaded with by this↓↓↓

It was cherry tree information of Kanda last time, but may say the day before cherry tree Festival
We went the Kudan outskirts for reconnaissance this time across the Nihonbashi River from Kanda.

The former Edo-jo Castle Shimizu gate which was reborn in beautiful figure in the front of Chiyoda-ku government office.
Castle gate of square that stone wall and white wall where cow is reflected in the surface of the water of deep water are impressive.
Way of branch of cherry tree on stone wall of castle gate improves towards the surface of the water.
It turns pinkishness slightly.


When we pass with the Korai gate of the Shimizu gate and pass through passage under a turret and go up sudden stairs of the right hand immediately
We can come across cherry tree of castle gate stone wall.
The surface of the water seen on the other side is Shimizu moat.


We went round to the field cheap gate which could be called the front entrance of north circle.
Graduation ceremony of university seems to be held day after day recently in Budokan.
Tree of this cherry tree dehapochipochito cherry tree flowers and can see cute figure.


Condition that does not come when we look at the Korai gate from open space of square of the field cheap gate.
As for person who has been looking at cherry tree for a long time and the person working hard at shooting eagerly here and there.
Trees of cherry tree here became old age considerably, too,
It will be to create scenes of cherry tree of beautiful Chiyoda this year.


When go out of the gate Korai gate down field outside castle, and look at the right side; this scenery chinarimasu.
Kudan slope where the surface of the water of deep water spreads out, and cow is colored under eyes on the left side by row of cherry blossom trees.
Building to see in the front is Showa building. Old Kudan hall is seen in the right side.

It will be surely crowd of great congestion on Sunday on 29th on Saturday on this weekend, 28th.
We go up Kudan Hill from Kudanshita Station, and course of choice that plover enters deep water green walk is quite popular.
Please enjoy cherry blossom viewing of cherry tree carefully enough.

Bureau of Chiyoda City Tourism Association is street in average year
Plover sets tent in open space of deep water city park entrance this side.
Please enjoy The air is full of spring "cherry tree Festival of Chiyoda"!