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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: 2016/01/17 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.

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/12/12 18:41

Chiyoda City Tourism Association plan, sponsorship "company sight-seeing"

On Saturday, December 12,
All of 2, Kandasudacho town assembly woman parts as part of woman part training activity
1, Misakicho visited "Hotel Tokyo of garden".

Hotel Tokyo of garden

Scenery of appearance that "Hotel Tokyo of garden" was settled down facing the brocade bloom street.
It is Michelin for 7 consecutive years than the opening of business ☆☆ It is good-quality hotel of 2 pavilion evaluations.


Following greetings of Morikawa of evil Chiyoda City Tourism Association chairperson
Of President Aya Kinoshita of Hotel Tokyo of garden had to talk.
From founding of inn, Morita building via Tokyo Green Hotel,
Process and concept of hotel to lead to current "Hotel Tokyo of garden"
We had you talk about intention to safe disaster prevention.


We observed underground seismic isolation facilities by guidance of the facilities person in charge.
It is seismic isolation facility to be seen in the depths, and part glittering toward you is with record facilities.


We observe seismic isolation facilities which put on everybody helmet, and are rarely seen eagerly.
Is it with to begin that hotel observed seismic isolation facilities to general everybody publicly?


Next is visit of guest room.
We observed three guest rooms different in type and grade.


Concept of Japanese modern makes guest room calm atmosphere.
Evaluation of staying many foreigners should be high.


Japanese and Western delicate balance will bring on good exquisite comfort.


After visit, it is lunch by restaurant "relationship" (yukuri) of the sum of hotel confidence.
We defeated eating a food with great relish to delicious Japanese dishes and became dissolution while it was peaceful.

Tokyo this of garden hotel →

Chiyoda City Tourism Association "company sight-seeing"
Where will you visit on the next time?

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/12/05 20:46

Saturday of early December
In the town of Kanda, events were varied!

In open space of Ochanomizu sun Clair Store Association
Santa Claus came over from Finland.

Children are great cheers of delight for appearance of Santa.
Cute question flew at question corner to Santa.
It is Sho Oai in "reindeer of red nose" in the whole venue.
Meet-and-greet event and shooting society swelled, too, and, in the venue, smile became full.

In old Imagawa Junior High School of Kajicho,
Meeting with rice cake of Kanda Station east alliance 9 town assembly was held.

It is awkward that children stand in line and experience rice cake making and are puzzled and.
But adults took care kindly and took care, and it was with smile at happy time.
Eating and drinking booth around the school grounds does well very much, too.
Ice cream does not think partly because was blessed with good weather; became popular.

Great congestion that visitors are as you see in Higashikanda, Iwamoto-cho family bazaar.
Sunday, December 6 tomorrow is the last day. 

Annual family bazaar held in winter is always quite popular prosperous yellowtail of street.
Bargain sale as clothing is main, but is surprised to daily necessities, miscellaneous goods, food.
Worn winter clothing clothing and cold protection goods usable immediately gained popularity.

Sunday, December 6 will be the last day tomorrow.
For more details, it is this → .com


Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/11/28 22:49

Saturday, November 28
In 3, Kandanishikicho Chiyoda platform square 5F
The 15th Chiyoda town development support middle presentation
But, it was opened, and the middle announced the present situation 14 groups via examination committee of June.

A lot of member of activity group and general visitors are the prosperity of the arrival crowdedness in venue.
Taguma of local Chiyoda-ku where examination committee was acted as as for the host progress before.

As we cannot report all 14 groups
We make Kanda the ground, and activity in Kanda will introduce some groups of main constituents.


[Kanda living expeditionary party]
Student of the University of Tokyo is leading member and reports town walk and booklet production targeting at multi-town 2


[Jimbocho film festival executive committee]
We are doing activity to perform film festival in hope of "movie culture promotion" in Jimbocho and local activation


[18, Jinden area promotion society]
We are doing activity that featured the theme of "meal" in 18 ways of areas running through multi-town, Tsukasacho


[Jimbocho community plaza]
We are doing activity to build information dispatch bases such as bookstore, sightseeing, gourmet information in Jimbocho.


[NPO city house and town development workshop]
Area predominates in east Matsushitacho undergoing a complete change and runs
We aim at realization of "community cafe"


[Reeve with dream]
We go point of Chiyoda-ku barrier-free map production
We are active with study toward realization of akuseshiburukupon.

At middle presentation that began at 1:00 p.m.
14 groups during activity report activities right before seven examination committees in this term
There were the exchanges such as hot questions and answers with examination committee.
Middle activity report of all groups is finished safely by 4:00 p.m.

Activity last presentation of Chiyoda town development support this year
It is planned in the venue on Saturday, March 5.
One and one with interest that want to work on town development in Chiyoda-ku
Please go out.

 And finally, bottom up does support activity
[Chiyoda town development supporter's neo-] As program special of this
We play an active part as alumnus group of town development support
[NPO child wakamono town ing] Of this with announcement of activity of Satoshi Hoshino
There was lecture including advice for activity.

The details
Public interest incorporated foundation "machimirai Chiyoda"
3-21, Kandanishikicho, Chiyoda-ku Chiyoda platform square 4F
Telephone 03-3233-7556

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2015/11/22 21:02

Activated nito plays an active part local interchange through activity of mini-train
Vehicle of mini-Marunouchi Line of Tokyo underpass orbit
We came over to waterasu open space of Kandaawajicho on Sunday, November 22.

In fact, between underground Awajicho - Ochanomizu waterasu stations
We run without genuine subway, Marunouchi Line stopping every day from morning to evening.

waterasumarushie is holding doing in open space in occasion.
Furthermore, mobile child base came over and did well.


Rail of 60m was spread around symbol of open space, wing of waterasu.
Children of ride will be what a cute smiles to Marunouchi Line!


Tree of open space turns red, too.
It became peaceful scenery not to think of to be Tokyo.


As mini-train can take even adult
Father and mother, grandfather and grandmother take with child, too.

Mini-train Marunouchi Line runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We carried many smiles.