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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: 2014/04/28 21:16

 Agency for Cultural Affairs registration tangible cultural property
[bachelor Hall] We observed visit tour!

We exist in a grand manner at corner where 3, Kandanishikicho Shiroyama Street and Kanda Police street cross
Old-fashioned, solid building of appearance clearly different from neighboring buildings [bachelor Hall]

Old building that 4-story building of right this side was built in 1928 in 1928
The left back 5-story building becomes new building enlarged in 1937 in 1937.
Sadataro Takahashi that design dealt with Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Imperial Hotel new building.


Visit starts from new building front desk lobby. Guide is bachelor Hall public information.
We learned the history of hall which began in bachelor society in exhibition room of seven national universities of the lobby side.


Corridor which leads from new building to old building on the first floor.
We understand that architecture delicately changes in the middle of corridor.


Entrance hall of old building which ceiling is expensive, and the skill of elaborate craftsman catches sight of everywhere.
Door, ceiling, all standing out including pillar overflow in solid feeling.


We go out of the old building entrance hall once.
There is "University of Tokyo birthplace" monument on the entrance side.

And there is "place of Jo Niijima birth monument" on Kanda Police street side of the hall side.


There is "Japanese baseball birthplace monument" of impact strong at one corner of parking lot close to new building.


We come back in hall and rise to the fifth floor of new building at a stretch and at first observe marriage ceremonial hall.
It is gone on a business trip Shinto priest of Kanda Myojin at wedding ceremony, and marriage seems to be held.

And we appear to the roof of 4-story old building.
We can enjoy urban view which gangs are different from ground view in.
Space where atmosphere of timeworn scratch tile of old building is felt close.


We have you go down floor sequentially and show around hotel guest room.
Wooden door and doorknob of brass let you feel the times and are preferable.
We seem to rest the room with calm atmosphere slowly!


Every scene which it gets into eyes during movement of visit is attractive with calm atmosphere.
It is appearance to be attractive even if we take where.
Stained glass of stairs landing brought on precious beauty now, too.


Room 201 where is familiar by finally recent popular drama and movie of visit.
We say the bank head office meeting room of drama "Naoki Hanzawa" in question or are between kneeling.

We told about design of approximately visit as things mentioned above.
Please refer to following bachelor Hall homepage for the detailed history of bachelor Hall↓

Please refer for inquiry of visit to bachelor Hall in hall "public information" sauries.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/04/24 0:30

 "Otemachi Kawabata city park" that opened on Tuesday, April 22

It is promenade completed on Otemachi side along the Nihonbashi River separating Kanda and Otemachi.

Bridge built over the Nihonbashi River from Nishiki-machi bank of a river intersection of Uchibori Street to Otemachi is brocade bridge
We left this brocade bridge.


It shows such a scenery when we turn glance to the left across bridge.
The left side is the Nihonbashi River and the Metropolitan expressway.


There was bench where we filled with stones. There is bench to sit on towards surface of a river.


There is bench to sit with river as back if we think of this and is instant and is Kanda Bridge!


Such Otemachi-like scenery soars in front.
After all scenery seems to be quite different from Kanda in same building street.

gyogyo! There is straight no signal across Hongo Street.
We come back to Kanda Bridge intersection or cannot but detour to signal of Otemachi gathering.


There is verboten in green walk in various ways. Let's follow rule!


It is good that position relations are compared on seeing area map of the Edo era now.


Only the Metropolitan expressway gets into eyes on the left side when we pass Kamakura bridge and does not see the surface of the water.
We faced with JR high shelf, and Otemachi Kawabata green walk was to here.
Is it with 500 meters from here to Tokyo Station and Mitsukoshimae Station? It is return ... to Kamakura Bridge


Go and worship at Kamakura-cho enshrining, Onjuku Inari of Prince Ieyasu Tokugawa connection
We finished walk of Otemachi Kawabata city park.

Route to become line of flow of person connecting Kanda and Otemachi until now of just what
It was only brocade bridge, Kanda Bridge, Kamakura Bridge.
Trees and green of was laid out beautifully, planting greatly grow after time of 2-3 years
We look forward to that scenery of promenade changes atmosphere more!



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/04/17 21:08

Culture lecture "Myojin private supplementary school" of Kanda Myojin who began in 1997 reaches the 17th year,
On Wednesday, April 16 lecture of the first this year
It was held in shindemmeishinsaimusho hall.

Principal of a private school this year is Yuichiro Ando secondary to last year.
Theme of this year "Edo food culture and Edo literary arts"
We invite special guest every time, and talk with principal of a private school is carried out, too.


"Shinto shrine, Shinto lecture" by Shinto priest of Kanda Myojin begins at 18:00.
He/she comments on the world of following Shinto clearly from the mythical world to the present age, the future.


We work as main shrine Noboru and, after lecture of Shinto priest of approximately 40 minutes, receive purification in in front of God.
It is gone and worshiped at all of worship students desired with between backward stone.


Hall returns, and lecture of principal of a private school, Yuichiro Ando begins at 19:00.
It was story of seasoning in the Edo era today.


We have guest enter in the latter half of lecture and become talk.
Today's guest is the history of business more than 300 years 1699 (1699) founding how
President Katsuyuki Takatsu of well-established "we are not similar" of Nihonbashi.
It is the history and episode of business of dried bonito from the Edo era to the present age.
It was full of interesting stories including thing of business using the industry's first cash voucher.


And, after lecture, President Takatsu oneself of "we are not similar" sharpens dried bonito Nantes
If say that dried bonito which behaved to student attending a lecture was delicious; ... ...

As for the second, guest is plan of Ushio Oshima, managing director of Senbiki dealer on Wednesday, June 18.
As for the third, guest is plan of Toshiyuki Yoshimura, president of Toshimaya Head Office on Wednesday, July 16.

Because attendance is with OK in coming single time, too,
Person who is interested, please do inquiry, application to Kanda Myojin.
Inquiry is this → 03-3254-0753


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/04/10 22:29

Feel gentle sunlight
We took a walk through [brocade bloom street] where flower bloomed leisurely.

Intersection under Surugadai
We go to the north between Sumitomo Mitsui Banking and McDonald's
Way facing with slope "saikachi slope" in parallel with JR is [brocade bloom street]!
(brocade bloom street sign is composition)


We begin to walk and see the right side, cherry tree of Ochanomizu Elementary School immediately.
Taste that one slice of cherry blossom is scattered to one slice style and passes away is very smart thing.
The sidewalk can look at flower of azalea which pinkness has a cute!

Of colorful flower which town assembly makes care here and there of the sidewalk
It will be that various planters soften feeling of person that way passes away.

Beautiful flowers and garden plant are put in store of noodle shop.

Opposite Sarugakucho old friendship turn (now Sarugakucho town assembly crew room) of noodle shop
Sakura Kawazu has been over, but is surrounded by pretty flowers.

Cute flower is brought up into the root of each roadside tree separately from planter!
Pink double cherry blossoms which are bright to eyes on the entrance side of Kanda learning for women garden are in full blossom!

And we are fascinated by prettiness of horizontal flower bed fixed beautifully of entrance stairs!


When we go down slope from "saikachi slope" of end to Suidobashi Station
The side of Orient High School includes avenue of camellia.

How is stroll while we look at flower in promenade of spring [brocade bloom street]?


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/03/28 23:03

The eleventh waterasumarushie
It is full of visitors of a lot of causes of refreshing blue sky blessed with good weather on Friday, March 28!

On tomorrow Saturday, March 29,
We are holding waterasumarushie until from 11:00 to 16:00!
Cherry blossoms of waterasu open space begin to bloom, too.
Please enjoy local special product, shopping of excellent article for sale.


People gather in really familiar waterasumarushie in 2, Awaji-cho waterasu open space!


Mini-concert by sax quartet is held for the lunch break, too
Many people were relaxed and enjoyed shopping and music.


The south from Kyushu the north to Aomori. One article of feelings assembles in full force.


Booths of special product which is more than on 20 29th form a line!


W of the Awaji area management of sponsor goes around venue with smile, too.


Similarly O of NPO corporation agriculture, commerce and industry cooperation support center of sponsor has a hectic time in general information booth!

Please enjoy shopping on 29th while enjoying cherry tree of Awaji Park of open space tomorrow.

In addition, on Wednesday, April 2
In 3, Nishikicho platform square (Wood deck)
As "the 38th Chiyoda blue sky city" is held,
In this Marchais in fun!


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/03/10 22:17

Of the Nihonbashi River, the Kanda River, the Sumida River
It surrounds earthquake disaster revival bridge

Now when it is three years from the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11,
Think about disaster prevention of big city from waterside of the downtown area, earthquake disaster revival bridge
Observe from the ship top, with earthquake disaster reconstruction contracts after the Great Kanto Earthquake
River circulation Cruise who hears commentary about city disaster prevention
It was held on Sunday, March 9
. (sponsorship: Kanda Riverside project)

Starting point Chiyoda-ku disaster prevention anchorage (the Nihonbashi River, the Chiyoda-ku Government building back)
Cruise of two flights of the morning, the afternoon was performed, and participant was 80 people in total.

Course leaves Chiyoda-ku disaster prevention anchorage and goes north, and appear to the Kanda River
We appear from Yanagibashi to the Sumida River toward the east and go up river
We observe the Skytree from the ship top and make a U-turn and go down river,
Appear to the Nihonbashi River after coming in the Kamejima River; and of starting point
It became 2-hour sea voyage to return to Chiyoda-ku disaster prevention anchorage.

Dragoman is Okada of sponsor "Kanda Riverside project".
Ship was the chic person-maru of Asakusabashi "Miuraya".

We came out from the Nihonbashi River to the Kanda River.
We chase oyster bird and pass through Suidobashi.

Mysterious experience to watch the backside of bridge girder of Ochanomizu bridge from the ship top.
Ochanomizu bridge is ramen gel bar structure. We are completed in 1931.

Train of subway, Marunouchi Line runs at the top than own glance.
Commentary is Mr. Takashi Ito of Nihon Univ. department of science and engineering specially appointed professor.
It was spots in story of content that was considerably enthusiastic, and was technical.

Shohei Bridge is completed in 1923.
The sidewalk and road are bridges of beautiful brick that three separate arched bridges were united.
The Kanda River and harmony with brick of old forever bridge Station become beautiful scenery.

We go up the Sumida River and observe the Skytree close.
It is mustard or does not see scene of the Skytree to look at in ship to go over Kiyosu bridge.

The way home to the Nihonbashi River became from the Kamejima River which surrounded Shinkawa, Chuo-ku (soul bank Island).
Experience that ship went ahead through the water within a hairbreadth of bridge girder was not able to be daily life.

There is Joban bridge during restoration construction when we go ahead through the Nihonbashi River.
It is the 1877 completion, stone arched bridge by Tokyo only traditional method of construction.
We were able to have a glimpse of sectional structure of bridge which there was in construction average.
It is going to be completed in next March.

You sail up the Nihonbashi River, and pass through Nihonbashi, Joban bridge, Kamakura Bridge, Kanda bridge
We came back to Chiyoda-ku disaster prevention anchorage that was starting point.

From the water, the ship top name, water system, structure of earthquake disaster revival bridge, the completion year
We guide and explain person concerned with bridge of various times and episode of town and have
It was full 2-hour Cruise who was able to think about city disaster prevention again.


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/03/01 18:36

 Library concierge and Jimbocho tour 2014 spring that rotates
Jimbocho town story

It was held on Saturday, March 1.

This 16 participants who gathered in Chiyoda library.
Part 1 learned the history that developed as the history and the change of town of Jimbocho, bookstore town!


Part 2 is finally town walk.
Start that we are divided into two groups is in front of Chiyoda-ku Government building.


It is monument and sign of "feudal clan book record trace" in front of Kudanshita intersection, hall of the Showa era.
Place almost the origin about University of Tokyo origin.


When we go ahead through Yasukuni Dori and cross "cutting board bridge" (we do cutting board), we enter Jimbocho.
One-panel structure style that building of "Yaguchi Bookstore" "Koga Bookstore" built in 1928 is typical.


It becomes of the place name of Jimbocho origin when we turn right at the Yaguchi Bookstore
We appear in ex-table Jimbocho where mansion of direct feudatory of a shogun, Nagaharu Jinbo was, current "cherry tree street".
Opposite brick building, past "mutually deposit premium company" now "Japanese Thai association building."
When the ground of "Yamagataya paper shop" ahead has mansion of the Jinbos in the past.


From Sakura Street to Yasukuni Dori. Solid building in front "Issei temple bookstore."
We moved to local Jimbocho in 1911 from Nagaoka, Niigata.
We pass through bystreet and advance to lily of the valley street.


"Tempura, bee firewood" liked "Tokyo temple" on lily of the valley street by writer and "Sanseido"
There is "study temple" built in 1922 building in the front of Sanseido.


Return "owner Publishing" "Leo makarazuya" is observed from lily of the valley street to Yasukuni Dori.
"The information desk of book and town" where goal of Jimbocho-cho walk leaves taste of 11 former tenement houses

It became town walk of approximately one hour that rotated by guidance of library concierge.


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!