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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: 2014/02/22 2:37

 March 3 "the Girl's Festival"
It is festival of girl displaying hina doll!

Let's introduce the Doll's Festival of "Amano-ya".

It is "Amano-ya" to continue business in old-fashioned house by 3, Myojin, Jinden way Otorii
Because we tell to be founded in 1846 in 1846, it is long-established store having the history of approximately 170 years here.

Amazake, natto, fermented food using popular beikoji including miso were left alone in Tokyo
Even what we make up in underground room (muro) is famous.


What enter tea house of sky Noya, and is displayed immediately on the left shelf
Work of "having a Court post young bird silk garment look" Yoshimitsu Hirayasu.


Photograph is past thing
Such a poster is posted on store soon.
I see, "amazake" of Doll's Festival common usage (paper cup) is served every year on March 3!

Because amazake behavior is only the day on March 3, please be careful.


Chiyoda-ku is great bustle by "Sakura Festival" in a month
It will be this in the present season. It is so "plum".
Japanese apricot with red blossoms of teahouse store of sky Noya bloomed neatly.



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/02/13 23:52

It is place like a 10-minute walk on foot from intersection of Jimbocho
When last in Hitotsubashi appearing in the Nihonbashi River; is the Hirakawa gate of former Edo-jo Castle in the front of Mainichi Shimbun.

Let's take a walk through Imperial Palace East Garden (former Edo-jo Castle) Umebayashi Hill!

What is suitable to enter on foot from Kanda the former Edo-jo Castle "Hirakawa gate"
In square castle gate and castle gate that there is number as for pair of wooden bridge staying only in here.


What we consider that we enter a kindergarten from the Hirakawa gate and walk on way and obtain
Slope which leads to main enclosure Tenshukaku Castle Ruins. Purpose of this winter walk here "Umebayashi Hill"
It is one of the famous spots of enjoying ume blossoms of the downtown area.


People devoted to shooting to strolling person, camera one hand always come.


Are white plum blossoms coming out for six minutes?
Though it is modest, we have pretty taste and bloom.


Is Japanese apricot with red blossoms coming out for three minutes?
Cold seems to be severe, and peak of enjoying ume blossoms seems to take time a little more this weekend.


When we stretch out some feet and take a walk through outworks of a castle garden, we are seen by such an atmospheric scenery.

It is full of green and can observe many wild birds in oasis Imperial Palace East Garden of the downtown area growing thick.
I'm ashamed to say, we do not know to the name of bird as it is not expert
As we hear figure and call to be given of wild bird on route of promenade well, we are glad!



From place of Kanda former Edo-jo Castle "Imperial Palace East Garden" at position of only several minutes
Winter promenade is fun. . . However, please go out with warm appearance!

Imperial Palace East Garden →

"Winter promenade" Simon and Garfunkel →


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/02/04 0:24

February 3 today concerning "Setsubun"
Tomorrow February 4 "Risshun." And,
It is "Hatsuuma" concerning day of go of early February.

"Bean-scattering ceremony" event was held grandly in Kanda Myojin.

By the guidance of lumber-carriers' work song of head fireman of 2:00 p.m. Kanda Myojin comings and goings
Pious people who wrapped the body in hakama and old ceremonial dress enter the precincts one after another and do sansusumi to main shrine.


Pretty actress and big entertainer participated in stage costume.


At first Shinto priest, parish representative, guests enter main shrine
Solemn Shinto ritual is held.


Of course familiar "Onikobe" be installed in the precincts on Kanda enshrined deity good luck feast day
Photograph was taken a large number of everybodies backed by Onikobe.


After Setsubun festival Shinto ritual was performed *ko of,
Ornamental scented ball was pulled by Mayor Chiyoda, central heads of a ward.
(and Mayor Masami Ishikawa Chiyoda goes from the right the second ornamental scented ball. In the neighbor Mayor of Yata center)


And the bean-scattering ceremony finally began.
They sprinkle, and both hand and guard become shift to prevent accident and confusion.
For Setsubun festival of this year dressed in old ceremonial dress, hakama of participation sprinkle; hand is approximately 450 Nantes.
We sprinkled rise bean on Hoo the second floor after each received purification in main shrine.

"... inner as for the fortune. ... outside as for the ogre. ... inner as for the fortune. ~ outside as for the ogre!"
So that a lot of fortune comes over to all of you this year for one year!




Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/01/18 20:28

The thirteenth Kandaogawamachi snowman fair

We are holding for from 10:00 to 16:00 on Sunday for from Saturday, January 18 to 19th! 

We announce the grand prix, prize-winning work in commendation ceremony from 12:30 on Sunday on 19th tomorrow!
The event details are Chiyoda City Tourism Association site this↓

"yukkii" of image character of event snowman comes up, too

24 snowmen assemble in full force in Kandaogawamachi (Yasukuni Dori)!
We vote, and the grand prix decides favorite in polling place installed in brook open space.

"Red cowl" which is wonderful snowman is prettiness perfect score!


Symbol of wisdom to stare at 2020 OLYMPIC to have at Ogawamachi intersection six years later
The molding beauty and balance of "owl" snowman are beautiful.


Brook open space transforms itself into "little child open space" where there is play with snow.
Snow sled slide and Kamakura are long popularity that can stand in line of waiting in extreme popularity.

As 18th was warm blessed with good weather today, it was not hard in waiting time of line either!
There are other a lot of playthings which children can enjoy in brook open space.
As a lot of stands of eating and drinking open a store, adults, please enjoy, too!

One which was more quite popular with children "treasure hunt game"
Get set! Go! participant by 30 starts at a time, and slip, and fall down; treasure hunt.
Families got close to snow to fill the smile and played.
We change "treasure" which many participants found for prize for participation of souvenir.
It was day when "brook open space" of shotoshinshinden was surrounded by smile and cheers.

It will be held in from 10:00 to 16:00 on Sunday, January 19 tomorrow
Please go out to "Kandaogawamachi snowman fair"!

We announce the grand prix, prize-winning work in commendation ceremony from 12:30 on Sunday on 19th tomorrow!

The event details are Chiyoda City Tourism Association site this↓


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/01/11 23:31

From Saturday, January 11 to 12th Sunday 11:00 - Bellesalle Akihabara 1F & B1
Akiba enthusiast! Festival 2014 now being held
We do it on 12th tomorrow! For more details, it is this →

Such as electricity, animation, hobby, idol, gourmet
It is event to collect charm of Akihabara in cathedral, and to be able to enjoy from child to adult.

At entrance, large miniature shrine of familiar hometown, Hatagomachi town assembly is displayed by Kanda Festival.
Masuda of Akiba guide who there is receptionist in the front, and likes Akihabara
We distribute document and brochure flyer and take care of venue guide single-handed.
In addition, of "Akihabara quiz walk rally" hosted by Masuda (there is prize in three kinds of courses)
It becomes reception desk, departure & goal point.


There is PR corner of the Self-Defense Forces, too, and the samazana equipment and clothing, document are put.


There are such a huge railroad layouts, and both child and adult are delighted!

There are work and experience-based section where we will make robot battle and plastic model of Gundam!


Neighborhood, "mer wisdom cute Kanda forever bridge" which opened last year are branches immediately
We sold original "forever bridge dorayaki" and book concerned.
Pattern of dorayaki was able to look good with forever bridge and Lieutenant Colonel Hirose bronze statue and Yamanote Line.


While child is taught adult by the staff at experience-based corner of Kendama and yoyo, too
Scene which was idle with smile innocently was impressive.


Costume play war nurse who is pretty in the neighbor of Self-Defense Forces booth
We sold outdoor product affiliated with armed forces.

Anyway it is event that is full of charm of various Akihabara!
We will do it on Sunday, January 12 tomorrow.
Akiba enthusiast! The festival 2014 details are this →


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/01/11 23:01

 It became annual as event for New Year holidays of - New Year at 10:00 on Saturday, January 11
Kanda Myojin daikoku Festival "purification ceremony patience meeting during cold" was held.

Any people regardless of age or sex of 45 including 12 new adults participated.

All of participation stands in line in front of main shrine and gathers for purification ceremony during cold on schedule at 10:00 a.m.
Receive purification from Shinto priest as Shinto ritual, is yomi* by great purification words in all the members.
We performed great rotation of the Shinto shrine precincts at a run and went to purification ceremony ground before lion rock.


Do warm-up called "bird ship" while advocating haraishi
We enter purification ceremony place where by 4-5 people provided big icicle for together with the spirit.
Experienced person of purification ceremony takes cold water in big movement dynamically.


Because it is very rare event in Tokyo
A large number of coverage media comes over, and camera and video keep taking heroic Shinto ritual.
In addition, as for the general visitors increasing year by year, there are none other idea for shooting most people.


Three circumferences bathe in cold water from walking twice and expel mental and physical impurity, and "purification ceremony during cold" is finished.
We go with everybody smile, but know even if we see with long distance
A lot of one shaking with cold is founded.
Purification ceremony Shinto ritual, everybody in cold first in this season really thank you.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/01/01 13:18

When it is past 11:00 p.m. when curtain of 2013 is going to be closed
People go to Edo total local deity "Kanda Myojin" one after another!

We reach the former Year of the Horse in 2014
Design of Kanda Myojin New Year New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine worship "wait blog Kanda"
We tell as the first report in the New Year.

View of Edo total local deity "Kanda Myojin" 2014 (2014) New Year New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine 

Shinto gate door is shut at 23:45 of the last day of the year on December 31; and all of general worship
Figure which forms a line from the Shinto gate, and forms a line becomes annual.
We sink in Otorii from approach to a shrine, and the line improves in Myojinshita intersection direction in Yushima slope.
Line of Yushima slope is twisted to Myojinshita medium-grade articles in occasion
We seem to have gone to Kuramae bridge street in peak of congestion.


2014 New Year's Day 0:00 a.m.
Drumbeat resounds, and Shinto gate door is opened with getting out sound of Kanda musical accompaniment.
Standing in line entrance of the inside where song voice of lumber-carriers' work song of comings and goings head fireman echoed through the precincts began.
The police, fire chief nearest in the center.
And of historical service veneration group of Kanda Myojin
Everybody of "scheme-proof" "shrine key scheme" acts as the top and leads worshiper to in front of main shrine.

Tone of Kanda musical accompaniment that all of Kanda musical accompaniment preservation society to echo in the precincts plays
We include feeling still more for New Year holidays and put up.


It is revealed that there are very many a young people when we begin line of worship.
Because it is late-night worship, it is what which there is evidently
It is * tteiriyodeshita in ji and line everybody in a good manner in long time to prayer!


A Happy New Year.
I hope that it is splendid one year for all of you.

Thank you I would like Chiyoda City Tourism Association "town blog" in this year.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/12/26 23:53

Kanda Myojin seeing the old year out New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine
Before December 31 0:00 a.m. when curtain of 2013 is closed soon
Door of the Kanda Myojin "Shinto gate" is shut only then once a year.

 0:00 a.m. of turning point to Heisei 25 through 26
Drumbeat resounds in the precincts, and Shinto gate door is opened.

Led by the Kanda chief constable, Kanda fire chief
People of scheme-proof, shrine key scheme stand in line, and they enter the precincts with lumber-carriers' work song of head fireman.

In 0:00 a.m. of the last day of the year, Edo total local deity "Kanda Myojin" of the new year
Do you not come to taste atmosphere?

Kanda Myojin is this↓


On Saturday, January 11 12th Sunday
In Bellesalle Akihabara
Akiba enthusiast! Festival is held!

In detail "love Akiba! Festival 2014 this↓


Saturday, January 11 13th (celebration)
Kanda Myojin "daikoku festival" is held
Purification ceremony during cold, kitchen knife ceremony
Various Shinto ritual, entertainments are held.


Cause adult of instruction, a large number of Shinto priests including pious people, lion rock of the precincts former
"Purification ceremony during cold" is performed saiko of in special pool where icicle was put up.

Kanda Myojin is this↓


New Year Saturday, January 18 19th Sunday
More than 20 snowmen assemble in full force in a row in Yasukuni Dori facing Ogawamachi!
Kanda "snowman fair" is held.


Brook open space transforms itself into "little child open space" where there is play with snow.
It is popularity as Kamakura, slide, footbath can stand in line every time.

It is Otemachi Nikkei hall on Sunday, January 19
Long song out of Oedo Sukeroku drum and Ryoko Narita Corporation
There is concert of the sum to compete (4,500 yen)
Ukiyoe print of Hiroshige whom Jimbocho, Mochizuki possesses in venue lobby is going to display!

The concert details are Oedo Sukeroku drum this↓


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/12/23 22:55

waterasumarushie is performed under the general Awaji area management and the cosponsorship of NPO corporation agriculture, commerce and industry cooperation support center once a month.
In this Marchais "candle arrangement in Christmas to make with conifer" class
It was held.
Wonderful lecturer is representative of atelier cherry tree, Hitomi Okamura of flower coordinator.
We made with the cause, harmoniousness of pleasant instruction easily.
Heart softens when we touch trees.

Comment after the end showed good place of each work, too, and there was all of you take-out comfortably.

It includes instruction, material cost, tip and is 3,000 yen.
When prepare materials by oneself, take plenty, there was in great numbers happily, and was advantageous.
When there are a lot of such opportunities, we are glad.

※NPO corporation agriculture, commerce and industry cooperation support center holds blue sky city performed in platform square.

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2013/12/20 23:38

Today Friday, December 20
"waterasumarushie" was held in waterasu open space of Awajicho.
"waterasumarushie" is held every month on third Friday, Saturday!
Sponsorship Awaji area management NPO agriculture, commerce and industry cooperation support center

The north from apple of Aomori the south to citrus fruit of Ehime
30 stores handling national delicious thing flock in waterasu open space.

From 11:00 to 16:00 are waterasumarushie now being held on Saturday, December 21 tomorrow, too.
Please go out!

Space of relief of town of super downtown area "Kanda" is waterasu open space in Awajicho
(old Awaji Elementary School ruins)


The lunch break when the sky which clouded over mixed with rain is clear, and sunlight is warm
A large number of everybodies working in inhabitants, neighborhood of neighborhood visit venue.


Producer communicates with visitor directly and explains product.
Can buy assent; it is characteristic of Marchais to be able to communicate.


Lineup of selected product boasting district and producer.
It is feeling that is just looking, and seems to be used to health.


It is hot from the oven and can be hungry as there is booth selling article of fresh one.
Chair and table which can eat and drink are prepared for people.


Elaborate kitchen car made appears in open space.
Dishes of various menus seem to be popular among women.

From 11:00 to 16:00 are waterasumarushie now being held on Saturday, December 21 tomorrow, too.
Please go out!
"waterasumarushie" is held every month on third Friday, Saturday!
(please note that you may be changed in schedule)

Tomorrow Saturday, December 21 from 11:00 to 16:00
We are holding "waterasu Kanda native winter festival" in venue waterasukomon!