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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: 2016/02/27 14:33

The 157th Kanda society downtown area talk
"Kanda that disputant talks about from individual point of view"

Friday, February 26, 2016 18:30 - JR Kanda forever bridge building 302 meeting room

From the city formation, the history, secondhand bookstore, various viewpoints including Shinto shrine
We had to talk about charm of Kanda area. In addition,

There was discussion meeting by guests, too.

Host progress Yukio Nishimura (University of Tokyo's professor, NPO Kanda society's director)

Profile of four lecturers 

Tetsushi Okamoto (okamoto persuades)
Hosei University department of engineering architecture subject graduation. Doctor (engineering). Through Tetsushi Okamoto city Building Res. Inst., researcher at Hosei University, we teach Hosei University design department of engineering architecture subject now. Specialty is history of city formation, city idea, city planning. In most important work "history" of "Marunouchi" "Ginza 400 years" "alley of Edo Tokyo" "forms of port town."

Eizo Kinoshita (we came and expanded Eizo)
Edo certification examination first class pass. We preside over building drawing office Eck in Kanda. We are interested in scenery of Kanda as painter, and lecturer of picture and the history serves other than exhibition and lecture while we deal with design of building. In writing "picture book wandering that chewed" "somokucho of Imperial Palace East Garden." We are publishing Asahi Shimbun "Edo-jo Castle now and the bygone days" serially.

seisuisagahiko (without soaking Yoshihiko)
After Kokugakuin University department of literature graduation, we serve Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu (Kamakura-shi). We serve Kanda Shrine from 1987. higashikyotoshinshacho*narikojijohiko, the manager of Tokyo Shrine agency Chiyoda-ku branch, Cabinet Office "specialized investigation committee about the succession of disaster lesson" committee. We successively hold Director of Tokyo Shrine agency and perform service to area and Shinto shrine.

hachimoku*ichi (goat, Soichi)
Director of meeting, Chairperson of the Board Yagi bookstore, President Japan ancient book news agency who do federation of Kanda secondhand bookstore's advisor, Jimbocho well. We enter Yagi Bookstore in 1963 and engage in ancient book communication editing in Japan, wholesale, publishing of Yagi bookstore. We successively hold Tokyo ancient book association vice-director and ancient book association's executive managing directors of the whole country, association of Japanese ancient book family register's chairperson.

Full state, approximately 60 people participated in venue.

The left edge,
Mr. Okamoto talked about town of Edo and the characteristic from the viewpoint of the city formation.
The second,
Kinoshita talked about pleasure that we continued describing Edo-jo Castle castle gates in as painter.

From the right the second,
Yagi talked about business of history and secondhand bookstore of Jimbocho secondhand bookstore and town.
The right-side end,
The future way of Kanda Myojin was talked about to Shimizu.

It is souvenir picture in lecturer and Director of NPO Kanda society of every direction after the lecture completion.
From the left
Yasuhiko Hotta (Director of Kanda Yabu soba president
, NPO Kanda society)
Yukio Nishimura (University of Tokyo's professor, NPO Kanda society's director) of host
Kinji Kubo (the NPO Kanda society founder)
... Details...

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/02/20 14:15

Meeting which becomes mew is hosted by general Chiyoda
Chiyoda cat Festival 2016
It began. We will do it for from 10:00 to 18:00 on Sunday on 21st tomorrow!
Venue is Chiyoda-ku government office 1F hall and 4F venue.

We begin in opening ceremony at 11:00
Greetings of Mayor Masami Ishikawa Chiyoda.
For "five years zero ~ killing of cat in Chiyoda-ku mew!"

It is full of people with the opening.
In booth of each group clothing, accessories, work
The venue overflows with cat-related product and display.

One which person long line ranged, and was quite popular
Meat ball steamed bun and cat dorayaki of well-established sum Kashiya of Kudan.

People of the venue increases in spite of rain design more and more today.
We intended to know, but "cat" popularity is great.

Performance live on main stage and introduction of cat-related product
We can see mini-concert, talk show free.

Will be 4F venue for from 12:00 to 16:00 on Sunday for 21 days tomorrow; "transfer society of cat"
Anyone can enter free.
Do you not become new owner of cats?

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/02/12 16:48

Doshisha founder Jo Niijima
"sei*korejihizensai and symposium" are held!

In the Edo era, there is Yasunaka feudal clan (the Itakuras) Edo daimyo's mansion in place of bachelor Hall of current 3, Kandanishikicho,
Because his Jo Niijima is born in this mansion, there is "shinshima*sakiseisei*korejihi".
This monument is thing built in (1941) in 1941, and festival in front of the monument is performed every year.

February 12 is sei*korenichi of Jo Niijima today.
"Festival in front of the monument" was held in bachelor Hall "shinshima*sakiseisei*korejihi" before.

The people concerned including Doshisha alumnus gather in front of "shinshima*sakiseisei*korejihi" of bachelor Hall.
Festival in front of the monument begins with unison of hymn 312 "prayer".

Offering of flowers of Doshisha president, Minoru Otani
The manager of Doshisha friend society Tokyo branch, offering of flowers of Manager of Kandanishikicho town assembly continue.

After "festival in front of the monument," symposium was held in bachelor Hall Room 201.
In commemoration of "Seven-Five-Three Festival Futoshi Park" having been completed at 3, Nishikicho in past year
"The Niijima Seven-Five-Three Festival born in Edo Kanda large"; disposition ~ of ... Kanda native
This is titled. Seven-Five-Three Festival large (we occupied) is childhood name of Jo Niijima.

It is appearance of three panelists.
From the right
Meeting's chairperson Sadahisa Goto learning from *fujitsuki*
3, Nishikicho town assembly long Tomohiko Maeda
Niijima, Tokyo workshop    Masao Mashimo

It is gathered, and person of 120 devotes ear to talk of each panelist eagerly in venue
Of the times that Jo Niijima lived in in this ground, Kanda
Relation with *fujitsuki*, relation with Kanda Festival at the time, thing of life in daimyo's mansion in Edo
We remembered Jo Niijima who was born and raised on * kukotogadeshi, this ground, and lived in interesting story.

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/02/03 23:01

Wednesday, February 3 beautiful weather
Kanda Myojin Setsubun festival bean-scattering ceremony type

Appointed time 2:00
It is tune of gagaku and the guidance of lumber-carriers' work song of head fireman people for signal by drumbeat
Shinto priest, line of parish representatives pass through the Shinto gate, and they become sansusuminyujo.

Akira Kanda Kanagawa Univ. torii Miyaji and spring water right Miyaji
Parish representative, special person concerned follow the rear.

Following Setsubun festival Shinto ritual in main hall
Ornamental scented ball is mixed with Mayor Chiyoda, central head of a ward, chief constable, fire chief.

Before the bean-scattering ceremony
Of movement that Shinto that Kanda Myojin Shinto priest plays the part of shoots arrow towards unlucky direction, the northwestern direction
"Exorcism using a bow ceremony" is held.

The bean-scattering ceremony begins.
The number of all of bean-scattering ceremony service of this year is 470 Nantes.
All of fortune reputation lined up for more than one hour from the appointed time, too and was able to stand in line.

Feeling that does not come when we look at the precincts from terrace of Hoo whom the bean-scattering ceremony is carried out for.
Fortune is house - ogre hasoto!
We have a pain in mandarin orange. There is announcement of "please throw mandarin orange by underhand throw".

Person surrounding bean from the appointed time of 2:00 p.m. is relief sequentially.
The bean-scattering ceremony was almost carried out for all of a large number of general worship to receive fortune by turns until 4:00.

The last group is Miyaji, parish representative, shrine key scheme, scheme-proof, head fireman people.
We closed one Kanda and resembled leader of lumber-carriers, and the Setsubun festival bean-scattering ceremony fitted safely happily.

Morikawa (the right) of evil Chiyoda City Tourism Association chairperson wrapped the body in old ceremonial dress hakama, too and did the bean-scattering ceremony.

It is feast (there is me) when we finish the bean-scattering ceremony.
Is old, and come more; is right? Dishes of Setsubun are offered.
Of course, it is handed down to "sardine with holly" to work to avoid ogre.

Kanda Myojin Setsubun festival
Age man, women born under the same zodiac sign as the current year made the bean-scattering ceremony, pious people of the parishioner person concerned
So that it is at year that is good this year of all of worship that was able to come to receive fortune; ...

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/01/17 20:59

In from Saturday, January 16 to 17th Sunday Ogawamachi Yasukuni Dori and brook open space
"The 15th Kandaogawamachi snowman fair" was held.

From Tsumagoi-mura, Gunma of Chiyoda-ku friendship town snow of 80 tons
We have been carried to Kandaogawamachi of the downtown area.
On both sides (Ogawamachi Store Association) of Yasukuni Dori
Masterpieces of snowman of approximately 25 are displayed and are grand.
A large quantity of snow was carried in to brook open space and became snowy open space for little child.

In brook open space, big snowman and Kamakura and snowy slide were made.
Orchestra of local company appears on Sunday, too.
A lot of children were able to have fun of play with snow.

Snowy slide is quite popular this year. Is long in open space; is long; was able to stand in line.
In the snow open space, little children enjoyed treasure hunt game absorbedly.

Contest of snowman is carried out in street, Yasukuni Dori in average year, too.
Everybody who visited snowman fair votes, and winning a prize less than highest award is decided.
We had announcement and commendation ceremony on Sunday, January 17 in brook open space from 13:00.

Work of prize for vote "Star Wars" Nihon University department of science and engineering student.

Work of university student of award for excellence "in front of Kaname Kanda Kokumachi catfish" waterasu student apartment.

Award for excellence "don't worry. Four-bedded room is not usable, but hose is usable!"
      Work of Kanda firefighting team second branch office

Prize for Tsumagoi "we came this year, snow performs Tsumagoi we are snowman" Ogawamachi Kazue society Store Association

Work of highest award "way of enjoying Kanda pleasant in various ways" arts Chiyoda 3331.

Snowman contest turned out above-mentioned.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/01/12 21:59

[Eizo Kinoshita picture in watercolors painting exhibition "trace history walk of Edo"]

Eizo Kinoshita who continues drawing Kanda for more than 30 years
We open private exhibition on Tuesday, January 12 at Ginza brick art gallery until Friday on 22nd.

Main profession of Kinoshita is architect.
And we maintain the Edo official approval first class and are painter loving Kanda deeply.

Work that Kinoshita is famous as for the picture of background.
It is work which becomes form of "fox" when we join Inari enshrined in Kanda together.
Forehead which hung over the top made "fox Inari" Japanese towel.

We may say the first day, and many people flock to gallery
Kinoshita is very busy with greetings in many places.
We are seen with file of work and the results of watercolor of conventional Kinoshita at table.

"Kanda Myojin" whom good old smell described more than 30 years ago makes

From 2:00 p.m. for the first day, we assumed work subject
There was talk show about town planning of Edo Tokyo, Kanda.

We drew castle gate of former Edo-jo Castle published in series in the Asahi Shimbun
Many works are displayed.
This work "the Imperial Palace front gate."
Niju-bashi Bridge and Fushimi oar of former figure are drawn clearly.

Venue "Ginza brick art gallery"
Horizontal Kobikicho Street of Kabuki-Za in front of Higashi-Ginza Station, the neighbor between Ginza inhabitants of a ward.
It is the second floor of medical building.

Ginza brick art gallery Eizo Kinoshita picture in watercolors painting exhibition

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/01/09 17:34

Annual, famous popular event of Kanda Myojin of the New Year
Kanda Myojin daikoku Festival "purification ceremony patience meeting during cold"
It was held on Saturday, January 9.

It is start than 10:00 a.m.,
Each media and amateur photographer, earnest visitors
We visit Kanda Myojin early and do place collecting impatiently in venue and wait.

Venue of purification ceremony ground is in front of the lion rock of the main shrine side.
Three big icicles are put in the square purification ceremony ground; preparations for cold water are everything.

Appointed time 10:00 a.m.
Participant 36 (six women) all the members of purification ceremony during cold of this year assemble in full force in front of main shrine.
Man is loincloth or half longjohns. Woman is a white clothing. It is all the members bare foot.

Greetings from Kanda Myojin, Otorii chief priest and words of encouragement.
And *jo does great purification words in all the members.
The precincts are gaiety that is full of visitor and general worshipers, too.

We go around the precincts as bare foot at a run and move to purification ceremony ground.
It is in circle to surround "Michihiko" of leader of purification ceremony (Shinto priest)
We perform warm-up called bird ship of movement to row sky bird ship (take Amano ship) carefully.

In set, enter purification ceremony ground almost for 5 people; the cause of instruction of Michihiko (Shinto priest)
We perform act called purification ceremony to be covered with cold water (Shimizu) of several cups with tree pail, and to expel crime and impurity.

Women are graceful, too.
It was refreshing and was covered with cold water together with the spirit.

All the members were covered with cold water three times and almost finished purification ceremony during cold of this year without delay, too.
There was person who being numb got cold, everybody, and shook
Smile when we took commemorative group photo was full of sense of accomplishment.
Please spend splendid time in perfect state of health for one year of this year, everybody.
All of purification ceremony participation during cold thank you.

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/01/01 15:34

A Happy New Year.
I would like to speak to "town blog Kanda" in this year.

Edo total local deity Kanda Myojin
Time moves from the last day of the year to New Year's Day
We send state of seeing the old year out worship in the New Year.

Akira Kanda Kanagawa Univ. torii of 11:00 p.m. of the last day of the year on December 31, 2015
Line awaiting New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine worship from the Shinto gate goes down Yushima slope and extends to the Myojinshita area

11:30 p.m.
Shinto gate door is shut, and the public cannot enter the precincts.
Only as for 30 minutes this as for what Shinto gate door is snowbound in Kanda Myojin in one year.

As of 11:55 p.m. line of New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine worshiper in front of the Shinto gate
When we pass through approach to a shrine, Otorii and go down Yushima slope to the Myojinshita area and are to Myojinshita medium-grade articles
We turn in occasion, and Kuramae bridge street is accompanied more, and pull and pass Myojin back approach to a shrine
It meandered to Sakashita, Shimizu intersection and reached.

In God bill place of the precincts, mediums are very busy in preparation for distribution product.

We hear courageous shout of countdown from line of the other side of the Shinto gate.
It is also 0:00 a.m. It becomes the beginning of 2016, and drumbeat echoes
Shinto gate door is opened, and it is getting out sound of the New Year of Kanda musical accompaniment.

With shrine key scheme that is confraternity of Kanda Myojin, schemes-proof
Police fire chief becomes entrance by standing in line solemnly at the top.
The sky was able to go through song voice of lumber-carriers' work song of head fireman people in the precincts.

And the precincts of Kanda Myojin celebrate arrival of the New Year
It is crowded with worshipers who came to give prayer.

The large precincts spreading out from main shrine to the Shinto gate are in a situation that you are watching
Crowd of all of New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine worship did not break off after 3:00 a.m.

Scene of New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine worship from the Shinto gate to main shrine.

In in front of Shinto gate and in front of Otorii of photograph
Security/safety, entrance regulation for prevention of trouble are enforced
Line of worship flows with ratio without confusion smoothly.

As for the crowd of New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine worship of Kanda Myojin, the situation that you are watching continues for three days of New Year holidays.
However, company worship from 4th Monday of the beginning when peak works.
The precincts are crowded with office workers dressed in suit for approximately two weeks from 4th.
It should be good year for all of you by New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine worship to Kanda Myojin of the New Year.

Patron saint of Jinden, Chiyoda-ku area of Kanda Myojin, besides
Willow forest Inari Shrine (Sudacho),
Princess Ota Inari Shrine (Surugadai),
It is enshrined each Misaki Inari Shrine (Misakicho).

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/12/23 19:32

December, the shallows of year which finally drew near
We are going to reach 2016 in new 2016 for approximately another one week.
Edo total local deity "Kanda Myojin" enshrined in Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku does well for New Year holidays.

We will tell about event of Kanda Myojin of the New Year.

30 minutes ago to greet the New Year.
Person except the person concerned disappears in the Kanda Myojin precincts.
11:30 p.m. on 2015 last day of the year December 31.
Shinto gate door is right shut now at this time to greet the New Year.
This scene is scenery only for 30 minutes then once a year.
All of worship that visited New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine lines up from the Shinto gate; the line
We turn at Myojinshita side street from intersection under deferred Myojin and extend to Kuramae bridge street.


0:00 a.m.
Drumbeat to greet the New Year becomes signal, and Shinto gate door cut open
It becomes entrance by the guidance of lumber-carriers' work song of head fireman of Edo firefighting memory society orderly.
It is instant, and the precincts of Kanda Myojin are in a condition that you are watching in people people and follow until morning.


Let alone New Year holidays three days.
Bustle of New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine of Kanda Myojin continues all the time from day of the work beginning of the New Year.


House plan, sponsorship of Monday, January 4, 2016 14:30 - NPO Kanda
Wooden building [house of imatsurigoto, Kanda] which is built in Chiyoda-ku Miyamoto Park who is next to Kanda Myojin
It depends on everybody of Edo firefighting memory society first ward at the door front from 2:30 p.m.
There are lumber-carriers' work song, fireman's standard transfer, announcement of performance of acrobatic performances on a ladder.

We have annual "daikoku festival" in the New Year in Kanda Myojin until from Saturday, January 9 to 11th (celebration).
One which many Shinto ritual, events are planned, but is predominantly popular with worship sightseers
Shinto ritual made saiko from time at 10:00 on Saturday, January 9 is "purification ceremony patience meeting during cold".
New adult approximately 40 beginning any people regardless of age or sex
Holy Shinto ritual to take cold water in purification ceremony ground with ice, and to expel impurity.
It is one of the annual events that great a great number of people come for visit every year.

Besides, various events appropriate for the New Year are carried out in Kanda Myojin.
For more details →

Have year that is good, everyone.

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/12/16 22:06

The head of a ward talks with everybody in Chiyoda ward administration closer
"Business trip! Head of a ward room was held.

Wednesday, December 16 
Of this year fourth "business trip! Head of a ward room
It was held in waterasukomonhoru of 2, Awaji-cho.

Time is two hours of from 5:00 to 7:00 in the afternoon.
Entrance leaving becomes free.


Today's basic theme
"2020 Tokyo Olympics Paralympics holding and Chiyoda-ku"
Questions and answers of visitors and the head of a ward began on the agenda.

Approximately 40 people visit venue.


・Parking problem of large car of Sotokanda Akihabara area
・Holding of lecture of English (foreign language)
・The issue of notation of signature mark for foreigners
・Problem of vacation rental of foreigner
Question, opinion was given lively, and Mayor Ishikawa told nadonado one by one.


・By general questions and answers
・The way of Chiyoda-ku public information
・The head of a ward, problem of reward of member of the Diet
・Problem of bicycle fall in slope
・The issue of rebuilding of forever bridge branch office
・The issue of rebuilding of Sotokanda Ward house
・The issue of rebuilding of Ochanomizu Elementary School
・Problem of state affairs activity costs of member of the Diet reward
・Akihabara Station stop request of Ueno, Tokyo line
・Problem of undergrounding and security camera setting
・Problem of Chiyoda-ku community bus pinwheel
Question continues one after another, Mayor Ishikawa, Yamaguchi vice-head of a ward, staff of Chiyoda-ku
We gave answer. We take to go about problem that we cannot answer on the spot
Form to reply some other time is taken later.

He/she answered in inhabitant of a ward, question, opinion of inhabitants
Mayor Ishikawa and the Yamaguchi vice-head of a ward, talks in actual voice of bitchiri two hours thank you.
Inhabitants of a ward who arrived to venue thank you.

This all questions and answers later,
We are to be published in Chiyoda-ku homepage.