31 Dec 2018

DARUMA - Darumapedia on Facebook


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Posted By Gabi Greve to Daruma San in Japan, Japanese Art and Culture (01)

23 Jun 2018

EDO - Asagaya district

https://edoflourishing.blogspot.com/2018/06/asagaya-district-suginami.html

Asagaya district Suginami

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Asagaya 阿佐ヶ谷 / 阿佐谷
Suginami ward, 杉並区 阿佐ヶ谷北, Asagaya-kita North and 阿佐谷南 Asagaya-Minami South.

The first two Chinese characters do not express any meaning, they only express the pronounciation of the area name.
The name comes from the expression asai mizu no tani 浅い水の谷 a valley with shallow water.



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..... At present the Asagaya area is divided latitudinally into North (阿佐ヶ谷北, Asagaya-kita) and South (阿佐谷南, Asagaya-Minami) by the Chūō-Sōbu Line.
Boundaries for this area are roughly the same as those for Asagaya Village (阿佐ヶ谷村 Asagaya-mura), dating back to the Edo Period. Longitudinally, the Japanese Zelkova serrata tree-lined boulevard, Nakasugi-dōri (中杉通り), divides Asagaya, running from Ome-kaido in the south to Waseda-dōri in the north.
From around the Taishō period people began moving from the Yamanote area (central Tokyo) into the suburbs including Asagaya. At present, the area around the station is considered upper-level Tokyo suburban housing due to its space, greenery, convenience to central Tokyo—and numerous Shōtengai, the largest of which originates from the South exit of Asagaya Station.
The origin of the area name "Asagaya"
comes from the combination of two words, the adjective "asai" meaning "shallow" and the geographical noun "yachi" (谷地) meaning "marsh" or low wetlands.
In 1921 a stop was created on the Sōbū streetcar line running on Ome-kaido from Shinjuku to Ogikubo, which later became the Tōden Suginami (都電杉並線) streetcar line, then the present subway Marunouchi line. Service on the Tōden Suginami streetcar ended in 1961.
Asagaya Station was built and added to the Kōbu railway line (built 1884; Kōbu-tetsudo (甲武鉄道) in 1924, which later became the Chūō Main Line.
After the exodus from central Tokyo
following the Kantō Earthquake of 1923, Asagaya became the home to a literature community beginning with Ibuse Masuji, and eventually including Yosano Akiko, Dazai Osamu, Aoyagi Mizuho, Iba Harube, Miyoshi Tatsuji, Hino Ashihei, Taki Huang-Murao, Masami Murao and Tokugawa Musei.
Because of this history Asagaya is also known as "Literary Town Asagaya".
- Theater
Asagaya is home to three theater spaces, Hitsuji-za, Theater Shine, and Zamuza,
- Shopping
The covered shopping street (shōtengai) Pearl Center, located on the south side of JR Asagaya station, is the largest in the area, though, smaller uncovered shōtengai also run to the north of the station
- Festivals
Asagaya has two large festivals each year.
The Tanabata (七夕祭り) is held annually during the first week of August. The Tanabata festival is known for its assortment of hanging papermache characters that adorn the Pearl Road.
Asagaya is also known for its jazz festival,
Asagaya Jazz Streets, held over the last weekend in October. This jazz festival is one of the largest in the city with musicians playing an assortment of venues.
- source : wikipedia



keyaki namiki 阿佐ヶ谷のけやき並木 Zelkova row of roadside trees


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The place name must already have been established by the 14th century because that's when the name first shows up in the records. In the 1300's, a noble family was granted control of the area and assumed the name of their fief, thus becoming the Asagaya-shi 阿佐ヶ谷氏 Asagaya Clan.

..... After the 関東大震災 the Great Kantō Earfquake of 1923, many artists fled from the crowded 下町 shitamachi low city to Asagaya because rent and land was cheap and there area was still connected to the center of town. The 山手 yamanote high city also lost its fair share of artists to the Asagaya area. Many were unrecognized writers in their own day – though most of them are widely respected today – they congregated in the area.
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阿佐谷神明宮 Asagaya Shinmeigu Shrine
Suginami, Asagayakita, 1−25-5



It was founded around 114 as a branch of the Great Shrine at Ise, Mie prefecture.
It has a large Noh stage.

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This shrine has a long 1700 years of history, and is known for warding off evil.
In late March when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, Kan-okai, a special event to appreciate the blossoms of the shrine, is held. Dances and songs to the God are performed by the shrine maidens and also a party is held under the cherry trees in the compound. This cherry blossom party is open to anybody and free sake and food is served. The date of the party is decided depending on when the cherry blossoms bloom, and may vary year to year. However, cherry blossom season in Tokyo area is typically late March – early April.
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o-mamori お守り amulets to ward off evil
hachinanyoke, hachinan yoke 八難除 avoiding the eight disasters
eight here stands for many, there is a long list below.

八難除
前厄除・本厄除・大厄除・後厄除・八方除・鬼門除・地相災除・家相災除・災難除・火難除・水難除・盗難除・係争除・因縁災除・墓相災除・霊碍除(悪霊退散)・移転方除・新築方除・改築方除・増築方除・改修方除・旅行方除・出張方除・転勤方除・建築方除・庭造方除・車庫方除・結婚方除・移転方災除・新築方災除・改築方災除・増築方災除・改修方災除・旅行方災除・出張方災除・転勤方災除・建築方災除・庭造方災除・車庫方災除・結婚方災除

This shrine is the only one to provide this kind of prayer ritual to ward off calamities coming with age, with directions, from water or fire and many others.
These rituals are very old and relate to the Shinto deity 天照大御神 Amaterasu Omikami.



Taking part of these rituals was also called
shoogoku mairi 正五九参り Shogoku mairi and had to be performed with Shrine visits daily for 4 months.
To avoid disaster of fire, people had to come three times a year for three years in a row, 九重参り.

- HP of the shrine
- shinmeiguu.com...-

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Asagaya Keyaki Yashiki 阿佐谷けやき屋敷 / 欅屋敷 Asagaya Zelkova Mansion
Some of the 20 trees still there are older than 400 years and about 40 m high, an amazing sight in a big city like Tokyo.
This is the remains of the estate of the "estate forest" 屋敷森 of about 50 zelkova trees of the 相沢家 Aizawa family, the headman of the old Asagaya village.
The house was destroyed and has been rebuilt after the war.



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EDO - Isecho Ise district

https://edoflourishing.blogspot.com/2018/06/isecho-ise-district.html

Isecho Ise district

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Isechoo 伊勢町 Isecho, Ise district
中央区 Chuo ward 日本橋 Nihonbashi 日本橋室町一〜四丁目 and 日本橋本町一〜四丁目



Along the river Nihonbashigawa 日本橋川, between the bridges 道場橋 Dojobashi and 雲母橋 Kirarabashi (Kirara-bashi).
This part was called Isechokashi 伊勢町河岸 Ise river bank.

On the North side of the river lived dealers in Katsuobushi, Nori and other kanbutsu dry food. The Edokko people called this area Shiokashi 塩河岸 "Salt river bank".
On the South side of the river lived dealers in rice and grains. It was called Komekashi 米河岸 "Rice river bank".
Large warehouses and store houses with white fireproof walls were on both sides of the river, it was quite a rich area.


source : Edo Meisho Zue
「伊勢町河岸通(いせちょうかしどおり)」 Isechokashidori

Many people from Ise, Mie prefecture lived here in the Edo period.

. Ise Jinguu 伊勢神宮 Ise Jingu, Great Ise Shrine .
Mie Prefecture, Ise, Ujitachicho, 1

. 'O-Ise-san in Tokyo' - 東京大神宮 Tokyo Daijingu .
Tokyo Daijingu is affectionately called 'O-Ise-san in Tokyo' because of its enshrined deities.

The modern district of Isecho was founded in 1932.

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伊勢町堀(西堀留川) Isecho-bori canal
中央区日本橋本町一丁目六〜八番・日本橋本町二丁目六番
日本橋小舟町一〜四番
日本橋室町二丁目三番・日本橋本町二丁目四〜六番


source : monumento

This canal was later renamed 西堀留川 river Nishi-Horidomegawa.


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Ise Province (伊勢国 Ise no kuni)
was a province of Japan in the area of Japan that is today includes most of modern Mie Prefecture.
Ise bordered on Iga, Kii, Mino, Ōmi, Owari, Shima, and Yamato Provinces. Its abbreviated form name was Seishū (勢州).
The name of Ise
appears in the earliest written records of Japan, and was the site of numerous religious and folklore events connected with the Shinto religion and Yamato court. Ise province was one of the original provinces of Japan established in the Nara period under the Taihō Code, when the former princely state of Ise was divided into Ise, Iga and Shima. The original capital of the province was located in what is now the city of Suzuka, and was excavated by archaeologists in 1957. The site was proclaimed a national historic landmark in 1986.
The remains of the Ise kokubunji have also been found within the boundaries of modern Suzuka.
Under the Engishiki classification system, Ise was ranked as a "great country" (大国) and a "close country" (近国).
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いせちょう - Isecho
伊勢町 (石巻市) - 宮城県石巻市の地名。
伊勢町 (北秋田市) - 秋田県北秋田市の地名。
伊勢町 (足利市) - 栃木県足利市の地名。
伊勢町 (熊谷市) - 埼玉県熊谷市の地名。
伊勢町 (横浜市) - 神奈川県横浜市西区の地名。
伊勢町 (川崎市) - 神奈川県川崎市川崎区の地名。
伊勢町 (守山市) - 滋賀県守山市の地名。
伊勢町 (芦屋市) - 兵庫県芦屋市の地名。
木月伊勢町 - 神奈川県川崎市中原区の地名。


いせまち - Isemachi
伊勢町 (中之条町) - 群馬県吾妻郡中之条町の地名。
伊勢町 (長野市) - 長野県長野市の地名。
伊勢町 (関市) - 岐阜県関市の地名。
伊勢町 (碧南市) - 愛知県碧南市の地名。
伊勢町 (名古屋市) - 愛知県名古屋市中区
伊勢町 (佐賀市) - 佐賀県佐賀市の地名。
伊勢町 (長崎市) - 長崎県長崎市の地名。
宮島町伊勢町 - 広島県廿日市市の地名。

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

. Doing Business in Edo - 商売 - Introduction .

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. Japanese Architecture - The Japanese Home .

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