7/15/2018

Chuo ward

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Chūō ku, Chuuoo Ku 中央区 Chuo Ward "Central Ward"





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is a special ward that forms part of the heart of Tokyo, Japan. The ward refers to itself in English as Chūō City. It was formed in 1947 as a merger of Kyobashi and Nihonbashi wards following Tokyo City's transformation into Tokyo Metropolis.
Chūō-ku, as a combination of Kyobashi and Nihonbashi, is the core of Shitamachi, the original downtown center of Edo-Tokyo. Literally meaning "Central Ward", it is historically the main commercial center of Tokyo, although Shinjuku has risen to challenge it since the end of World War II.
The most famous district in Chūō is Ginza, built on the site of a former silver mint from which it takes its name. The gold mint, or Kinza (金座), formerly occupied the site of the present-day Bank of Japan headquarters building, also in Chūō.
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1612: Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, planning to establish Edo as the de facto capital of Japan, begins work on a new commercial district surrounding the eastern end of the Tōkaidō, the main road connecting Tokyo and the Kansai region. During the Edo period this area is known as Edomachi—the town center of Edo. Much of the area (particularly Ginza and Tsukiji) was loose sand piled at the delta of the Sumida River before being filled in by the shogunate.
1657: After a fire consumes much of the city, the area is re-planned with more canals to accommodate more maritime commerce. .....
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Nihonbashi Area (日本橋地区)
. Nihonbashi and Haiku .
- Higashi-Nihonbashi (東日本橋)
Arashio stable (荒汐部屋)
. Fukiyachoo 葺屋町 Fukiyacho District .
. Hakozakichō 箱崎町 Hakozaki-Cho district .
. Hamacho 浜町 and Hisamatsucho 久松町 .
Honcho (本町)
. Hongokucho (本石町) .
. Horidomecho (堀留町) .
. Kabutocho (兜町) .
. Kakigaracho 蛎殻町 and Kamimakicho 上槇町.
. Kayabacho (茅場町) .
. Koamichoo 小網町 Koamicho, Koami district .
. Kodenmacho (小伝馬町) .
. Kuremasacho 榑正町 Kuremasa .
. Muromachi (室町) .
Nakabashi 中橋広小路(八重洲通り)
. Nihonbashi (日本橋) .
- and Motoosakachoo 元大阪町 Moto-Osaka district
. Ningyocho (人形町) .
. Odenmacho (大伝馬町) .
. Suitengu Shrine (水天宮) .
. Tomizawacho (富沢町) .
. Yokoyamacho (横山町) .
. Yoshicho 芳町 .


Kyōbashi Area (京橋地区)
. Craftsmen living in the Kyobashi area .

. Akashicho 明石町 Akashi district .
. Daikongashi 大根河岸 Daikon-gashi district .
. Ginza 銀座 Ginza district .
. . . . . . Moto-Sukiya cho 元数奇屋町 Moto-Sukiya district, Ginza .
. Eitaibashi 永代橋 Eitai bridge .
Hamarikyu-teien (浜離宮庭園)
. Hatchōbori 八丁堀 Hatchobori moat .
. Irifune 入船 Irifune district .
. Kyobashi (京橋) .
Minato (harbor) (湊)
. Owarichoo 尾張町 Owaricho district .
Shinbashi Enbujō (新橋演舞場)
. Shinkawa 新川 Shinkawa district "new river".
. Shintomi 新富 Shintomi district "new riches" .
. Tsukiji (築地) .
. Yaesu (八重洲) . Yayosugashi 八代洲河岸 Yayosu Quay .


. Tsukishima Area 月島地区 "moon island" .
Harumi (晴海) // Kachidoki (勝どき) // Sumiyoshi Shrine (住吉神社)
Tsukishima (月島) // Tsukuda (佃) //Toyomicho (豊海町)


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. Legends from Chuo ward .

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. Legends from Chuo ward .

. 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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