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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: 2014/12/27 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



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/12/19 22:24

In Chiyoda-ku Miyamoto Park who is next to Edo total local deity "Kanda Myojin"
Wooden store house of the lumber dealer, Endos of Kanda Kamakura-cho from the Edo era is built.
Name "imatsurigoto"
Precious wooden building that "house of Kanda" is appointed in Chiyoda-ku tangible cultural property.

At "house of imatsurigoto, Kanda" this in the New Year on Sunday, January 4 door front
It depends on head fireman people of Edo firefighting memory society to introduce the traditional skill of Edomachi fire fighter into in now
Wonderful skill of "lumber-carriers' work song" "fireman's standard transfer" "acrobatic performances on a ladder" will be shown.

"House of imatsurigoto, Kanda" which is built in 2-16, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku Miyamoto Park majestically


Fireman's standard transfer by head fireman people and line (image photograph) of lumber-carriers' work song


We get nervous on two kakaride ladders and show the traditional skill in the air (image photograph)


We handle wonderful skill for outstanding sense of balance in sequence
Applause and cheers of having an interminable chain of visitors go up from spectators (image photograph)


The date and time: Sunday, January 4 14:30 plan
Venue: In front of whole family of imatsurigoto, Kanda (2-16, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku)
Sponsorship: House of imatsurigoto, Kanda
Cooperation: Kanda Myojin

It becomes gorgeous event like New Year holidays.
In "house of imatsurigoto, Kanda" by all means neighboring for the way home of New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine to Myojin calling!
Please expect traditional wonderful skill of Edomachi fire fighter!

House of imatsurigoto, Kanda
For more details, it is this →



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/12/17 21:14

When we cross Takarada Bridge appearing in the Nihonbashi River from Jimbocho 3 of Kanda
Soaring in front "Chiyoda-ku government office"
We introduce curry and rice of dining room of Chiyoda-ku government office!

Oh, it is building of good view.
Let's go to ton and 10F by elevator tap-tap!
When when see reputation, go to the right side; corner of "noodles, set meal."
We advance to section of "cafe, bowl, curry" when we go to the left side.
Well, internal seat is connected only by it being said that counters to receive are different!


Menu is dekoreto with seasonal pattern Christmas specifications at corner of noodles, set meal
We are pretty, and sense of the seasons is expressed with great relish!


Feeling that the inside does not come!
We receive sunlight and are spirited and are considerably wide!


Well, it is counter that this orders noodles, set meal and receives.
Money becomes deferred payment.

Flavor of curry of Japan of Showa strongly remains for today's purpose
As it is curry and rice which are popular with all people, order returns to cafe, bowl corner.


We recommend that we get seat to counter where bright sunlight pours into brightly.
I am sorry that light is too strong, and photograph does not come out well.


Point of window.
We see "the Shimizu gate" of important cultural property designation of moat and country of the Imperial Palace under eyes.
Green of forest of Kitanomaru-koen Park looks scene which is kind to the lunch break to, too.
Winter day to project state that skyscrapers mushroom earlier of the Imperial Palace clearly.

Curry has slightly sweet feeling, but really suits all tastes
It is delicious curry and rice recalling me to curry of ordinary household of Showa.
Fukujinzuke is sei ttekudasane in being service as much as desired!
It is 400 yen.

It was curry and rice of good old taste and with Imperial Palace scenery of Chiyoda-ku government office dining room.



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/12/01 23:54

It is in decided Misakicho recently that "Kanda" crown designation is included in name of a street
Michelin ☆☆ "Hotel Tokyo of garden"

Sunday, November 30 
Special plan of the fifth anniversary of the hotel Tokyo opening of business of garden
"Visiting Edo Tokyo Rivers" was carried out!

It is popular, and 14 times are finished by conduct so far every time approximately every month
"We waited for Edo and walked", and Hotel Tokyo of garden was holding as special version!
By the way, from for the 15th December "Edomachi walk" of the 18th next March
The situation that we reach capacity and do not accept participation application!

40 participants get on the Miuraya "chic person-maru" from Izumi Bridge disaster prevention anchorage

"Higashikanda, Iwamoto-cho family bazaar" is holding in facing of Showa-dori.
Family bazaar Kanda River Cruise fits departure from here, too
It was atmosphere that person was full, and this anchorage was very lively.


Dragoman on ship is guide of ship; of reputation is high
Kunio Okada of Kanda Riverside project.
We pleased participant by commentary such as water on standing board.


"Forever bridge" which was built over Chuo-dori which stepped over the Kanda River
The right side is Uchikanda side including Sudacho.
The left side is the Sotokanda area of world Akiba.


In the Kanda River, the Nihonbashi River, go-around course around the Sumida River
We enjoyed river Cruise of approximately two hours!

While photograph looks at Ochanomizu Station to the left
Scenery which is classic in Ochanomizu Valley to look up at Hijiribashi, and to pass through.


One participant who enjoyed visiting rivers of Edo Tokyo is foot from anchorage
We came back to Hotel Tokyo of garden and had hotel specially made Shokado lunch.


After lunch, it is hotel Tokyo "Edo town walk" of garden
Vertical mountain Nishihira who acts as guide from the first for one hour
We talked about the history and way of enjoying Kanda Festival with title of "Kanda Festival now and the bygone days".

It was visiting rivers and delicious meal and lecture and plan to be able to enjoy variously!

Hotel Tokyo homepage of garden →



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/11/27 23:38

Founding is (1886) in 1886
Fukuo store of 1, Sudacho of Anmitsu, tokoroten, kudzu starch cake
It is long-established store continuing business of 130 years here as production, wholesale, specialty store of retail.

This place at the time of founding is the main street of Kanda bluish-skinned fish market.
Kanda bluish-skinned fish market passes to (1928) for approximately 270 years in (1657) - 1928 in Meiryaku
We were proud of the prosperity in this ground, but we move to Akihabara, and there is now in Tokai, Ota-ku.

Building where three ken of frontages are semiatmospheric faces 18 ways.
Address is 1-34-4, Kandasudacho, Chiyoda-ku
It becomes town assembly in southern 1, Sudacho when we express by town assembly name of Chiyoda-ku.


This signboard is mark.
Place where green goodwill is spent is place of retail.
There are many people who do not know that we retail unexpectedly
Person of agar enthusiast, please pass through noren!


Kanji of 11 characters is vertical neatly, and the number of the letters forms a line
Beauty of invitation board style of association got a lot of looks.


Menu of retail is as you see.
We do not collect to carboholic.
Because there is alone entering cup for one which we can eat in secret, it is convenient at all!


Well, as for the present come-on, time limit and the sale number set Matcha Anmitsu three portions of limitation.
Sale period until Saturday, December 13
The sale number is ten sets-limited a day. . . 900 yen (the photograph left side)

The photograph right side sets kudzu starch cake three portions (600 yen)

Filter agar of Fukuo store, black mitsu, red peas; all the bean jam
We inherit the manufacturing method at the time of founding in additive-free home brew.


Matcha Anmitsu (as for the photograph, as for the borrowing, the ice cream, optional than Fukuo store site)

"Fukuo store" founded in 1886 homepage is this place↓



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/11/25 23:50

 In today Tuesday, November 25 Kanda Myojin
"Autumn big festival" (the Niname festival) and "Kanda Festival festival Committee" were held.

It is saiko by the big festival "Niname festival" in autumn to celebrate gain of staple grains in main shrine from 2:00 p.m.

Including parish representative of Kanda Myojin
Approximately 250 festival committees of parishioner of 108 town assemblies attended and were done saiko solemnly.


Shrine maiden's dance "dance of endlessness" was performed ho* of.


It is performed the Shinto ritual "Niname festival" of saiko without delay and moves venue to Myojin Hall
Festival Committee for "Kanda Festival" of May of the next year is finally held.


2015 (2015) of the next year,
Kanda Myojin does utsushiza in the present location and becomes commemorative celebration big festival for 400 years.


There are Otorii chief priest, greetings of parish representative,
Report and the deliberation, the proceedings including request matter go.

On Kanda enshrined deity good luck feast day, you should say the origin of festival car of Enshu Yokosuka
Two doll festival cars of one pillar ten thousand times type will participate.


All proceedings go and become "feast" (there is me).
We pray for success of Kanda Festival of the next year and Shinto shrine and flourishing endlessly of person of attendance and toast!
It became peaceful feast and became dissolution by twos and threes.

At place of this festival Committee,
Summary of Kanda Festival of the next year is announced from Shinto shrine; in each parishioner town assembly
It will begin to work for Kanda Festival of the next year concretely.
New year begins, and formal guidebook is completed by "spring big festival" on April 3, too
It will be that towns of parishioner are full of heat and excitement!



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/11/13 22:01

We demonstrate for Chiyoda-ku community cycle and test

We can borrow port anywhere for cycle in Chiyoda-ku.
We can repay to cycle port of Chiyoda-ku of any place.
We are introduced as new means of transportation of city in spread, each place in each place.

We used today from Uchikanda to Nishikanda!

In front of Chiyoda-ku sports center
Two were available in port for cycle of maple shop Building "kasanovashoppu".


We filed with smartphone and borrowed of one.
We very have a cute laterally-facing figure.


We switch on and confirm battery residual quantity!
When FL and displayed one are filled up, it is thing.
We do not run such long distance, but relief is reliable!
Then starting ...!


"There was Chiyoda, and 2, Nishikicho came close to Chiba".
We sell high quality vegetables or fruit of various parts of Japan.


Go ahead through Kanda Police street; is souvenir picture against a backdrop of the entrance of 3, Nishikicho "bachelor Hall".
"Bachelor hall" is Agency for Cultural Affairs registration tangible cultural property.


Jimbocho lily of the valley street. It is the front of Jimbocho 1 "Sanseido Bookstore".
Bicycle which is pretty when we take photograph in such a place is center of public attention.


We appeared to Yasukuni Dori and stopped at Jimbocho secondhand bookstore street.
It was used favor of "owner Publishing" of secondhand bookstore specialized in Edo thing.


Go ahead through brocade bloom street; 2, Sarugakucho "Sarugakucho old police box"
We adapt ourselves to town, and "chiyokuru" matches any setting well.


This place is building of Agency for Cultural Affairs registration tangible cultural property, too.
Solid building built at 1, Nishikanda is "Catholic Kanda church".


We went round from church to Shinto shrine of 2, Misakicho.
It is local deity "Misaki Inari Shrine" of districts of Jimbocho, Misakicho, Nishikanda.


chiyokuru return is port for 2, Nishikanda "Nishikanda Park" cycle.
Return procedure is easy, too!

Registration and usage of "chiyokuru" are this↓

Inquiry this (possible 24 hours)↓
The conduct main constituent the "Chiyoda-ku" administration main constituent "NTT DOCOMO"



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/11/06 21:42

Chiyoda-ku designation tangible cultural property "house of imatsurigoto, Kanda"
It is sneak preview display after a long absence.

From Thursday, November 6 to Tuesday, November 11 from 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: 1,000 yen (500 yen lower than high school student)
※Chiyoda-ku residence, working, attendance at school 500 yen (certificate required)
◎We are closed for reservations on the afternoon of Saturday, November 8

Edo - three generations
Toshikata Mizuno Kiyokata Kaburaki Shinsui Ito

It continues from the Edo era to the Showa era,
We will follow the genealogy of Utagawa group who won fame in ukiyoe print, color woodblock print, the world of Japanese painting.
We become - Toshikata Mizuno - Kiyokata Kaburaki - Shinsui Ito in Toyokuni cherry blossom - kokuho - springtime of youth.

Wooden house which is built in Miyamoto Park that "house of imatsurigoto, Kanda" is next to Kanda Myojin
It is building which removed and rebuilt store house of the lumber dealer, Endos having been continued since the Edo era.


Cigarette case and long pipes which Mr. late late Endo storehouse used habitually form a line in the entrance hall.


Let's get out of the entrance hall.
A lot of high-quality material was used like store house of lumber dealer, and devoted itself; become made.


The second floor becomes exhibition room.
We can appreciate work in comfortable space that Japanese wooden house brings on.

Work of the front Kiyokata Kaburaki "Japanese icefish"


The fixtures and atmosphere of Japanese-style room are the best comfort to appreciate Japanese painting.

As for the left hand, the work of tokonoma, "it gets dark of snow" Shinsui Ito

Work of the right hand the Toshikata Mizuno "seaside"

To tatami-room tables of this side, we act as teacher source of Toshikata Mizuno
Toyokuni Utagawa, Kuniyoshi Utagawa, ukiyoe print prints of Utagawa springtime of youth and others form a line.


Honoring monument which praises achievements of Toshikata Mizuno who was born and raised in Kanda
It is built on main shrine rear back approach to a shrine of adjacent Kanda Myojin.
With honoring monument which pupils of Mizuno dedicated in 1923
The height is excellent monument of approximately 4 meters.
When it is stopped by by way of worship by Kanda Myojin, is it cuttlefish?

The details of sneak preview display are this ↓
"House of imatsurigoto, Kanda"



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/10/25 21:13

Good old toy Museum "mangando"

We will tell from the location place.
Address is 1-16-10, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku new Akihabara center 2F23
In this, there is, but becomes under the guard near Akihabara Station here.

Let's look at Showa-dori direction from forever bridge intersection.
On the right side (crying child falls silent?) There is forever bridge police station.
The elevated left of the Yamanote Line seen at end is Akihabara Station.
There is "mangando" with this elevated (guard).


In building under overpass which is full of feelings of the Showa era the name of "new Akihabara center!"
We will go up stairs to ton and 2F tap-tap.


Toy Museum "mangando" feeling nostalgic for slim space of underpass 2F
Funatsu of director spent time more than 30 years, and collected; is selected
2,500 points of toys are displayed.
As it is museum, 300 yen for adults, admission of student 200 yen are necessary.


Toy which was popular in those days according to the generation is displayed to showcase of each display.


We begin in the 1950s, and background is recalled in the times until the 1990s.


As for the material, as for tin plate or the soft vinyl, various. It is the genealogy of hobby of the Showa era.


Toy of enthusiast appendix slaver including plastic model of treasuring of the Showa era is 2,500 points!
Valuable display that the history and the fashion of toy of good old Showa can chase according to the generation.


Mark of entrance to new Akihabara center "mangando" is flag of security camera.
Then there is not and is "0 nimano characters" and signboard of Gunma of character of Gunma.
There are stairs which enter, and go up here to 2F immediately.
Please go to good old toy Museum "mangando"!
From 10:00 to 20:00 (Wednesday fixed closing day)



Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2014/10/19 21:31

Saturday, October 11
Variety hall of rakugo, storytelling which only the second young person appears on
"Kanda cedar bird bower" opened.

〒101-0041 1-17, Kandasudacho, Chiyoda-ku Kato Building 2F
(building of Kanda Yabu soba front restaurant circle beautifulness)

It is entrance of "Kanda cedar bird bower" where red flag flashes on wall of Fumi Ichimatsu.
The upper entrance has crest of familiar "fukura sparrow" in town assembly in northern Sudacho, too.

When we pay door money in 2F and enter the inside, we see the stage in the front.
It is the cozy audience, but customer approximately 35 can enter.
It becomes wonderful space where live voice of comic storyteller and professional storyteller is felt close.


Atmosphere that the stage, stage are stylish.
Crest of sparrow is attached here.


Feeling that does not come if you go on stage and look at the whole of variety hall.

In variety hall "cedar bird bower" raising the young person second born new in Kandasudacho
Please go out.

Matinee is 1,000 yen day after day on seat and Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays at 500 yen night
We are going to become room lender on the end of the month from 21st!

Kanda cedar bird bower
〒101-0041 1-17, Kandasudacho, Chiyoda-ku Kato Building 2F
(building of Kanda Yabu soba front restaurant circle beautifulness)