6/27/2018

Chiyoda ward

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. Famous Places and Powerspots of Edo 江戸の名所 .
. Legends from Chiyoda ward - densetsu 伝説 .
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Chiyoda ku 千代田区 Chiyoda ward - "Fields of Eternity"



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It was formed in 1947 as a merger of Kanda and Kōjimachi wards following Tokyo City's transformation into Tokyo Metropolis. The modern Chiyoda ward exhibits contrasting Shitamachi and Yamanote geographical and cultural division. The Kanda area is in the core of Shitamachi, the original commercial center of Edo-Tokyo. On the other hand, the western part of the Kōjimachi area typically represents a Yamanote district.
- source : wikipedia



source : tokyo_chiyodaku...


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The area that comprised the grounds of Edo Castle is roughly that of modern 千代田区 Chiyoda Ward. The name of the area predates the Edo Period. In fact, the original name of Edo Castle was Chiyoda Castle since it was built in the Chiyoda area of the small fishing village, Edo.
The kanji 千代 (sendai or chiyo)
means something like “1000 generations.” The kanji 田 tanbo (rice paddy) can also refer to 田園 denen (something like cultivated fields or fertile district). The name is very auspicious and conveys an idea of “Fields that can feed people for eternity.”
In 1547, Ōta Dōkan
chose the Chiyoda area to fortify and build what would eventually become Edo Castle. He was killed in 1486 and the castle fell into disuse.
In 1590,
the imperial regent Toyotomi Hideyoshi transferred Tokugawa Ieyasu and his clan to Edo. Ieyasu renovated the derelict castle and built it up. After Ieyasu was made shōgun in 1600, the castle soon became the largest and most important castle in Japan. By this time Edo wasn't a backwater village, but a thriving city of which Chiyoda was just one small part.
So the name Edo Castle superseded the original name. ...
- source : japanthis/2013

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Kōjimachi area 麹町地区
former Kōjimachi Ward (Kōjimachi-ku)

. Banchoo, Banchō 番町 Bancho district .

The Banchō area (actually consisting of six neighborhoods, from Ichibancho to Rokubanchō), an upper class residential area, home of the embassies of Belgium, the UK and Israel.
Ichibancho 一番町 First district
Nibancho 二番町 Second
Sanbancho 三番町 Third
Yonbancho 四番町 Fourth
Gobancho 五番町 Fifth
Rokubancho 六番町 Six district


Chiyoda 千代田
"1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku" is the official address of the Imperial Palace

Fujimi 富士見
location of the Philippines embassy as well as several schools

. Hayabusachoo, Hayabusachō 隼町 Hayabusacho district .

. Hibiya Kōen 日比谷公園 Hibiya Koen Park.
Address for Hibiya Park, a large park south of the Imperial Palace

. Hirakawachō 平河町 / 平河 Hirakawa district .

Hitotsubashi 一ツ橋(1丁目)

. Iidabashi 飯田橋 and Iida-machi 飯田町 .

. Kasumigaseki 霞が関 "checkpoint in the mist" .
The nerve center of Japan's administrative agencies

. Kioichō 紀尾井町 .
The name takes one kanji each from the names of the Kishū Domain, Owari Domain, and Ii clan.

Kitanomaru Park 北の丸公園
North of the imperial palace, location of the Budokan

. Koojimachi, Kōjimachi 麹町 / 麴町 Kojimachi district .
Older residential and commercial neighborhood on the west side of the Imperial Palace, home to the embassy of Ireland

Kōkyo Gaien 皇居外苑
large open gardens in front of the Imperial palace
- - - . Wadakura 和田倉 Wadakura - park and bridge .

Kudanminami 九段南 and Kudankita 九段北 districts
around the station of Kudanshita - Northwest side of the Imperial Palace, home to Yasukuni Shrine.
. Kudanzaka 九段坂 Kusansaka, Kudan slope .

Marunouchi 丸の内 / 丸之内 / 丸ノ内 / 丸内
一丁目 - 三丁目 first to third sub-district
"inside the castle circle", surrounded by a moat along Edo castle.
Located between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, one of Tokyo's traditional commercial centers

Nagatachō 永田町
The location of the National Diet; also houses the Hie Shrine
Named after the Nagata family which lived here around 1680, 永田善次郎 Nagata Zenjiro and 永田庄八 Nagata Shohachi are known.
The estate of 井伊直弼 Ii Naosuke was also in this district.

. Ochanomizu 御茶ノ水 / 御茶の水 / お茶之水 / 御茶ノ水 "water for tea" .

. Ōtemachi 大手町 Otemachi district .
North of Marunouchi, a district of key financial Japanese institutions and major national newspapers

Uchisaiwaichō 内幸町
close to the Hibiya Park, location of the Imperial Hotel, as well as head offices of banks (especially Mizuho Financial Group).

. Yūrakuchō 有楽町 Yurakucho district .
South of Marunouchi, part of the Tokyo Station business district.


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. Kanda 神田地区 Kanda area .
- - - including Kanda sub-districts featured in the Edopedia.
The land was under the directive of Ise Jingu Shrine to grow rice for the Shrine offerings.
Kanda has a lot of sub-districts, one of the most famous modern is
Jinbōchō 神保町 Jinbocho - the largest bookstore district in Japan.

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. Hie Shrine Festival 日枝神社祭礼 .
Sannoo matsuri 山王祭 Sanno festival
2 Chome-10-5 Nagatacho, Chiyoda


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. Legends from Chiyoda ward - densetsu 伝説 .

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. Edo bakufu 江戸幕府 The Edo Government .

. Famous Places and Powerspots of Edo 江戸の名所 .

. Doing Business in Edo - 商売 - Introduction .

. shokunin 職人 craftsman, craftsmen, artisan, Handwerker .

. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu poems in Edo .

. Japanese Architecture - The Japanese Home .

. Interior Design - The Japanese Home .

. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .


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