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Hamarikyu from Tsukiji-ohashi Bridge

[kimitaku] January 17, 2019 09:00

When we cross Tsukiji-ohashi Bridge from the left bank and look at Sumida River from around the middle, Hamarikyu is seen on the right. From Kachidoki Bridge and background of Hamarikyu that we cannot look at from ship either.

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We heard whistle of pleasure boat which just entered pad of Hamarikyu.

Thing that pad watches very clearly on the other side of canal when we advance in Tsukiji-ohashi Bridge

We can do it. Conversing with happy among tourists of person a lot of people getting on going down from here.

Particularly greatly hear English, Chinese, Cantonese than Japanese; bustle of pad

We make a more gorgeous one.

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To Tsukiji-ohashi Bridge , it is Toei Oedo Line "Kachidoki" station drop off walk ten minutes.

Metropolitan bus "goes to Toyomi fisheries wharf" from the Tokyo Station Marunouchi south exit

      "Toyomi fisheries wharf going" to go along Tsukishima Station from Kameido Station

        It is all "Niijima Bridge" drop off walk five minutes.

** which it is recommended to to put together in "Tokyo Cruise" of sightseeing in Tokyo steamship at time departing from and arriving at Hamarikyu

: Careful: As you do not show Hamarikyu from the sidewalk of upper reaches, please be careful.

 

 

Two selections of souvenirs to be able to buy in Chuo-ku which we chose at the time of homecoming

[Hanes] January 11, 2019 09:00


Hello. It is Hanes (splashes) of new face correspondent
In person living in Tokyo, we think that there may be much which bought souvenir home when we go home at the end of the year.
I am the one and think, "we want to buy souvenir like New Year holidays in Chuo-ku!",
We bought some souvenirs home with Ginza, Tsukiji

■Seed and "hishi hanabira"
This is product of seed of Shiga not Ginza,
Shop which we can purchase even if we see is limited, and there is the handling nationwide in three places of Ginza Mitsukoshi shop, Nihonbashi Bridge Mitsukoshi shop, Nihonbashi Bridge Takashimaya shop in the center.
After purchasing in Ginza Mitsukoshi shop, it is in packing with "Ginza Mitsukoshi shop" "silver three", and it reaches to have purchased in Ginza (Chuo-ku)

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And inside; hang and is written on paper with "cotton young (seem to exist as all) to know" in stippling
It seems to be thing which had you write toward the calligrapher in mark of Taneya group where you loaded with "meaning to express continuation of relationship that we expressed as annual ring using words of Laozi".
We hang, and appearance is good in lucky pattern, and, in addition to packing with ear of rice, is paper not good for New Year holidays, too?

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It is important hishi hanabirahakonoyona appearance.
In addition, "we included mukaeharumanekifuku and purchased Tenpyo", but all were refined, and there was bloom and was Japanese confectionery of satisfaction very much

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■Coffee (※ this is not souvenir which was conscious of New Year holidays.)
There are many cafe and cafes in Chuo-ku,
Mail is possible, and may readily particular thing not float when it is coffee like Chuo-ku where storable duration makes?
Recommended there; it is drip bag of No. 1 "city blend" of marketable goods firmness of rice of the place book coffee old that is good
Cannot despise just because of drip; is fragrant deeply; taste.

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There are other cafes which only Chuo-ku which can purchase coffee beans has,
There are not many things which can grasp quality of Chuo-ku in Japanese, English on the package.
How about in souvenir of Chuo-ku and present to overseas acquaintance?

Products which were conscious of well-established product which is available only here in Chuo-ku and store-limited product, season are substantial
Selection of souvenir is apt to be troubled, but we surely give and get delightfully, and glad one article should be found.

 

 

[January 11 grand opening] We are related to Tsukiji Namiyoke-jinja Shrine! New noted product @ TSUKIJI DELI Tsukiji alley house in a back street of Tsukiji

[Hanes] January 10, 2019 14:00


Hello. It is Hanes (splashes) of new face correspondent
After joining on tour (privilege of correspondent who can observe places that are not usually opened to the public) for correspondents
We went to Tsukiji Outer Market with Kozaru of senior correspondent who had you get along well the other day.

One of the merits of becoming correspondent includes that the history, culture, gourmet, event of Chuo-ku can interchange with having interest equally
Person who is looking for town walk companion and Ginza, Tsukiji gourmet between reclamation relation you are looking for,
We take an entrance examination for sightseeing in Chuo-ku official approval, and how about aiming at correspondent?

By the way, is new noted product of Tsukiji in title, but on January 11 of grand opening
We can have in TSUKIJI DELI Tsukiji alley houses in a back street of Tsukiji Oomi-ya beef restaurant produce
Place is the left side where we went ahead through some narrow passages between Tadashi Ise and Tsukiji Kimuraya of marine products that bean-jam bun is famous to.

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(the area where billboard is seen.)

In the shop, brick which seems to hark back to Tsukiji of the Tsukiji settlement times is dressed up in motif
And because it is located in back alley as it is in store's name,
We calm down so as to think to be that "it is really Tsukiji Outer Market" and are right like hideaway
When crowd wants to be slightly slow with much Tsukiji, is it not ideal place?

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And menu that newly popular thing is expected,
It is Tsukiji sake lees milk mashiro (MASHIRO) and roast beef onigiri (RBO)

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Because it was pre-opening period before grand opening at the time of visit,
We were able to have mashiro (plane) for at half price 100 yen!
White rabbit (based on moon rabbit legend of Kaga) seems to be popular with girls very cutely,
We are not only only pretty

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What this drink was made with rice which offered to God of Tsukiji Namiyoke-jinja Shrine, and did
Precious sake lees and milk of famous sake "Manzai comfort" of Hyakumangoku, Kaga are blended things
With drink near God who watched Tsukiji since the age of landfill, creation of Tsukiji for a long time,
It is drinkable to driver regardless of any people regardless of age or sex, too
Point becoming non-alcoholic is point

Flavor resembles normal amazake closely, but is surprised to drink!
It turns out that we surely contain sake lees, we work well without becoming conspicuous of milk being defeated by sake lees and are very smooth
It is sweets itself to take of new sense that there did not seem to be so far.

And sake lees have a lot of nice effects.
As each taste is given, and sesame, Matcha, soybean flour taste are with recommendation, too,
We want to have other taste on the next time.

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In addition, because roast beef in case too looked delicious,
We had roast beef onigiri!
To roast beef of sirloin having a reputation of Oomi-ya beef restaurant this year as for this in business for 90 years,
It is certain collaboration product which took in ingredients of shop in Tsukiji Outer Market as ingredients materials

It seemed to become six kinds later, but, as for the ingredients at the time of visit, "Iida mizansho best among Edo" was "Suita store shisoshiokombu" "Fujimoto store yuzu pepper" "ponzutare specially made by Oomi shop".
Anything looks delicious and is at a loss
Meanwhile, what we chose "Suita store shisoshiokombu" (Kozaru) and "Fujimoto store yuzu pepper" (Hanes).

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(the lower berth left: shisoshiokombu, the lower berth right: yuzu pepper)

So as that roast beef is very tender and thinks, "it may be easy to bite off than seaweed onigiri!"
We are substantial that we use approximately 4 g of roast beef,
Though part of onigiri is surrounded with roast beef not once several times, we are moved

Is different that usually imagine one reason, yuzu pepper of shop, and is fresh, some Pirie ttokurutonokotodeshitaga,
You are exactly like that, and flavor is very good, and right feel, "yuzu pepper was so delicious"
Certain taste and feelings of offer shop of ingredients shined.

Tsukiji is famous as sightseeing spot, but is the workplace.
TSUKIJI DELI Tsukiji alley house in a back street which we introduced this time heaps up Tsukiji Outer Market with new product (new noted product),
Person working with Tsukiji drops in casually and seems to aim at doing in available shop.
Of course person who word of mouth of tourist serves as a reference, but after all it is the land to know secret well-known store, and works.
It is said to be "Tsukiji hall person concerned purveyance for the government", and, with Tsukiji, there are a lot of shops which became popular "Tsukiji pro purveyance for the government".
Thus, it is important that we get support of person working with Tsukiji

This is called "roast beef onigiri" (RBO) now, but, in fact, raises names! (as for the deadline February 28, 2019)

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To employed person with what! Lump of flesh of sirloin roast beef of 3 kg of equivalency is presented
After showing how much it is, it seems to actually become this.
Is it not quite a lot?

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When you come to Tsukiji, you taste this onigiri, and please participate in name offer campaign.
There is not readily such a luxurious, magnanimous campaign

Furthermore, we hide and handle mackerel simmered in miso which we succeeded than Chiaki for the riverside fish market third generation (freezing) as feature.
There is thickness, and is strong; enjoy, and look delicious

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In addition, we sell goods such as stylish bag and can badge which T-shirt, rabbit have a cute.
When we did shopping with Tsukiji, why do plastic bags increase?
Town has this bag well just right in such a case to gather up baggage
Souvenir of Tsukiji can do it and is glad of being design which we usually use, and there is

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As people of shop are kind and are comfortable and think that it will be shop becoming topic more and more from now on,
How about going to taste new noted product earlier?

■TSUKIJI DELI Tsukiji alley house in a back street
Address: Chuo-ku, Tokyo 4-14-1 monte Velde 109, Tsuiji
(the left side where we went ahead through some narrow passages between Tadashi Ise and Tsukiji Kimuraya to)
Business hours: From 9:00 to 15:00
Regular holiday: Sundays and holidays
It supports take-out: Possible
Official Facebook: This
Formal LINE: We search in "TSUKIJI DELI alley house in a back street"!

※We have permission of introduction than shop.

 

 

Happy New Year! What are side of the Edo era, how to spend New Year's Days of fish market?

[Hanes] January 1, 2019 09:00


A Happy New Year
It is Hanes (splashes) of new face correspondent!
Did you eat Toshikoshi soba at the end of the year, everybody? And did you go for New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine in New Year's Day?
While introducing tradition, culture of the Edo era in conjunction with the year-end and New Year holidays this time,
We want to send scenery like New Year holidays of Chuo-ku.

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(the left: Ginza Mitsukoshi right: Ginza detour bower)

■Story by the Edo era
We do now in the neighborhood where we colonized as thing to eat at the time of seeing the old year out,
In fact, did you know that it was the Edo era that sides spread?
Stand of night business called "buckwheat noodles" propers, and it is said that nearly 4,000 noodle shops stood in a row all over Edo City in the golden age!

The beginning ranked side stew and ate, but how to eat to hang juice for (1688-1704) in the Genroku era year was devised
From this time, "(thing for hot profit) and "forest" (thing to attach to conventional juice) are distinguished,
"Colander" (thing which scattered seaweed in "forest") comes up after it was the Meiji era
And "Okame soba" (thing which displayed several kinds of ingredients materials like aspect of tortoise on the side) came out by the late Tokugawa period.

We are worried whether there was what kind of difference in each noodle shop which stood in a row all over Edo City

■Story of fish market of the Edo era
It was custom that both mall and fish market were closed in New Year's Day of the Edo era.
Staff of fish market celebrate toso in New Year's Day and eat zoni, and it is said that we spent sleeping
However, there seemed to be person who went for visit to lucky direction (model of New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine) and theatergoing in youth.

We hang lantern without gap so that it is told "to deceive the day" at night and light,
We arranged fishery products to wooden boat and prepared for New Year's sale to begin at 0:00 on 2nd.
It was such congestion as it was difficult for New Year's sale to walk, but lion dance performer called one sentence lion which enlivened the feeling seemed to have possibilities to get

We only heard story, and jam-packed upsurge condition seems to appear on the mind.

■Kabuki
We reach the first day in Kabukiza Theatre on 2nd.

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The birthplace of Edo Kabuki is thing in Chuo-ku, too,
It looks good at the beginning of the New Year to mention traditional arts

■<digression> Story of building of Chuo-ku of 2019
Olympian village (later HARUMI FLAG) and Chuo-ku of construction rush including many hotel apartments.
Acceptance environment such as visit to Japan foreigners is enriched, and increase of the number of the residents is anticipated, too
On the other hand, preparations, construction of nice culture facility seems to advance to existing resident one after another.

In ruins such as former BRIDGESTONE headquarters buildings, high-rise building "museum tower Kyobashi" (MUSEUM TOWER KYOBASHI) is going to be completed in July, 2019,
Bridgestone Museum of Art changes hall name later and enters lower floors as atizon Museum (ARTIZON MUSEUM).
This becomes base of new culture art, and bustle is going to be created in maintained open space "(tentative name) art square" by part above the ground

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In addition, in Shintomi, "the forest center of (tentative name) book" is going to start construction of compound facilities such as libraries in July, 2019 (going to establish in 2022).
Please come to Chuo-ku where topic develops into every day consistently to play this year
Chuo City will never cease to amaze us:)


 

 

Nihonbashi Bridge Ebisu festival market of fresh radish pickles where manners and customs of the Edo era breathe

[Hanes] October 28, 2018 18:00


Hello. It is Hanes (splashes) of new face correspondent
We went to "Nihonbashi Bridge Ebisu festival market of fresh radish pickles" that senior correspondent Japanese midget Shiba introduced on this month 20.
We learned with formal text of sightseeing in Chuo-ku official approval about market of fresh radish pickles,
This is actually the first time that we went to see!
After a great many crowds reading expected news, and going to the field slightly early, it might be said with the holding second day and was full of already many people

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While a lot of stands seeing by festival well line up,
After all it is stall of fresh radish pickles that crowd was in love most
In the first place because it was shallow and we soaked book in floor of the U.S. ricemalt and, with fresh radish pickles, did salt daikon which we did,
It is classic food eaten from the Edo era.

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That 15s general Yoshinobu Tokugawa seemed to eat willingly, too,
We feel mysterious when we think that modern we eat the same thing
As we can try fresh radish pickles at store,
It is pleasant to look for favorite fresh radish pickles visiting plural shops

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We might be actually worried about two when we looked around shops while trying.
As for the first, all shops cut fresh radish pickles, and do not make bagging.
As it is hard to just take one daikon home although we become soft,
"It is somewhat unkind" thought and saw,
In fact, there was respected reason to hand without cutting
As "fresh radish pickles are mascots, we do not cut" the reason.
When you are said so, it is slightly hard to take home, and do not cut either!

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"There is no skin" having the second to fresh radish pickles saying "it is with leather."
It is difference that leather is attached literally, or there is not,
Person with leather is tough and becomes texture near pickled daikon.
It seems to be one without skin that there is from one reason, the Edo era of shop.

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And there is glad Yu-Pack service in coming by one and train which performed adult purchasing of fresh radish pickles from far away!
In the case of a lot of purchase, how about using?

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In the Edo era, there were manners and customs that Ebisu financing association was opened in *demmegumihi*shinshamonzen on October 20. By event to worship Hisashi Ebi who was God of commerce and agriculture, we offered mascot and seemed to pray for business prosperity.
Many people gathered in Shinto shrine that we could have sealed letter issued by a shogun only at the time of New Year holidays and market of fresh radish pickles holding and were able to enjoy atmosphere of the place today while thinking "was it full this much in those days?"

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In addition, when we jump out of holding place of market of fresh radish pickles and walk town of Nihonbashi Bridge,
"He" of "Nihonbashi Bridge karuta" described in wall of construction carried out with Nittetsu Nihonbashi Bridge building trace,
We noticed being contents about market of fresh radish pickles!

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Can swing sleeve of fitting person for market of fresh radish pickles

Because we carried only by refuse having tied up sticky daikon with rope,
It is contents reminding of origin of fresh radish pickles which came to be called "fresh radish pickles" because clothes of other people have had refuse carelessly

For women who avoid fresh radish pickles because we do not want to pollute kimono, and go,
The Edo era when there was man who was going to soak refuse on purpose in amusement...
In modern market of fresh radish pickles (unfortunately?) There is not such a man,
How about person who has missed chance coming to play next year this year?


 

 

Founding 300 years! Brush, brush of Edo shop where the traditional skill shines

[Hanes] October 25, 2018 09:00


Hello. It is Hanes (splashes) of new face correspondent
When we went to Nihonbashi Bridge Ebisu festival market of fresh radish pickles, we dropped in at well-established Edo shop founded in 1718 (Kyoho 3) when it did well conspicuously.
We sell brush brushes as it is written on wall of building in this shop,
It is this unique appearance to get a lot of looks before entering shop!

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This expresses brush and is building using technique called manufactured stone scrubbed finish finish
When we are said so, it is brush surely-like.
In precious building registered with country registration tangible cultural property (building),
We are published in formal text of sightseeing in Chuo-ku official approval

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From ceiling in shop, a lot of brush and brushes are hung,
From there, the traditional skill that we did not seem to be able to imitate was had a glimpse of in modern convenient technique
In addition, warmth and flavor only by wooden building (we construct in 1924 (Taisho 13)) are impressive, too.
 
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In addition to brush and toothbrush, hairbrush for makeup for cleaning for shoes for clothes,
Writing brush for calligraphy and writing brush, brush for picture and kind of product are abundant.
May it be just right as present and Chuo-ku souvenir?
 
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I purchase this toothbrush which became advantageous for families during period of market of fresh radish pickles
Part of brush has horse hair (softer normal) and pork hair (hardening), normal size and big size.
As it is different from familiar transparence and white brush and does not readily see even others,
Do you not want to try whether it is just just what kind of polishing feeling?
 
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While we use shop reason, hair seems to gradually shorten,
For 3-4 months, we seem to have for half a year if long!
In addition, that "it is softer" is available for massage of the gums
 
This shop beginning in shodairiheiei which became personal brush teacher of family to inherit the shogunate in the times of shichidaishogunkatsugi is founding 300 years this year!
Splendid tradition and technique are treasures which they want to inherit in the future
 
■Edo shop
Address: 2-16, Nihonbashiodenmacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: From 9:00 to 17:00
Regular holiday: Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
Website: http://www.nihonbashi-edoya.co.jp/
 
※This article has publication permission than person in charge of Edo shop.

 

 
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