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Discover Chuo City: Billionaire who lived in site of Catholic Tsukiji church

[Hanes] December 11, 2018 14:00

Hello. It is Hanes (splashes) of new face correspondent
Does everybody believe if we say, "person who became billionaire has lived in site of Catholic Tsukiji church?"
When we heard this story for the first time, we were not able to believe me blindly


As the person is story before the Great Kanto Earthquake not believer besides,
Document about the person is not left in church, "after all was there not such a fact?...Was about to think to be "; then,
At one of Ibaraki and a certain museum, we will know that it was fact accidentally.
Through a this time such incredible truth,
It is Chuo-ku are introduced here. in the one scene of the history of Tsukiji which was hardly known so far

As for time, it is after the war. There were three billionaires called "three postwar central figures" in Japan.
Yonetaro Otani who is the hotel Hotel New Otani founder in former sumo wrestlers
Shunji Minami who is Osaka Shipbuilding's president
And it is coal mine manager Hiromi Kikuchi becoming this main character.

As there is "Hiromi Kikuchi memory intellect Museum" in Minato-ku of the neighbor,
Him who has heard the name may come


He from Batomachi of Tochigi goes to Tokyo counting on Totaro Yamazaki of uncle who succeeded in coal mine,
At Yamazaki store which there was in place facing the canal of Irifune-cho, discharge coal in Sumida River; probationary.
One has public bath in those days in one town as there were few houses with family bath,
He seemed to go to public bath to wash away dirt of coal and slack, too

Ship entering port hot water. jpg
(possibly it may be ship entering port hot water!)

Such he gets married before long and begins to live in Akasaka soul south Hill that is near U.S. Embassy and Hotel Okura
And we will move in Tsukiji Akashicho afterwards.

In "1921, family moved to Tsukiji Akashicho from house of soul south slope. This house was house owned by the Pope in building attached to church which was next to the Catholic Church which there was midmost of old settlement. It was old, but, in brick-built excellent European-style building, we assumed the second floor house and, with building before 1877, used the lower floor for office of Tatsunokuchi coal pit. It was dignified that it was good for house of new upstart so as to be beyond the means more."
Tateishi job husband "Hiromi Kikuchi biography" (large heart private supplementary school, 1979), p. 180. ※Article not for sale

Memorial. jpg
(we photograph in kikuikekanjitsukinenkohagitan*shiryokan (Takahagi-shi, Ibaraki).)

"1921 (Taisho 10), kanjitsu where wave of recession after the bad times surged against moves to. It was the newly-married life fifth year. We moved from Akasaka soul south slope to Tsukiji Akashicho. The new home was house owned by the Vatican in European-style building attached to the Catholic Church not new construction. Because we say 45 years old, it is old, but is still rare at the time of in red brick-built European-style building. Why was this house available? Though archbishop-za of the Vatican moved to soul south slope, according to the intellect of daughter, we put together, and kanjitsu seemed to obtain by transfer. Among two Western-style buildings, company used one house, and another one house lived. This Akashicho is near the river mouth of Sumida River, and view is not bad in riverside, too. Until several decades ago, there was quite good character including restaurant which it overlooked in river. Originally trace of settlement was still known as new Tokyo scenery in the Taisho era to be able to hold after so-called Tsukiji settlement of the Meiji early years."
Mitsugu Saotome like "surging wave is unyielding life (2008, original bookshop), p. of Hiromi Kikuchi" 119.

Coal mine. jpg
(we photograph in kikuikekanjitsukinenkohagitan*shiryokan (Takahagi-shi, Ibaraki).)

kanjitsu will move taking the opportunity of house having disappeared by the Great Kanto Earthquake,
State of church at that time is recorded as follows

"There was not operation that both power of Rome pope agency and Western construction that we made ze;zei for resisted before this earthquake. Earthquake caused fire, and fire caused wind, and violent wind drove fire and burnt down the whole Tokyo. (...We hit stake to site of the ruin of a fire of Irifune-cho early and, on the third day when) aftershock continued, did the territory and put up barrack. (...) kanjitsu started work in the barrack again early and subsequently built barrack to former house trace of Akashicho again. Coal reserve ground can use vacant land here as site is large. When church is doing wadakamarikogomi with solemn atmosphere, may it be said that what we were able to hardly say is happiness that earthquake disaster brought? Can becoming and who imagine site where church was in coal depot? Because this Akashicho was surrounded by Sumida River and canals, it was most suitable for transportation of coal to be convenient for transportation by water." (Saotome, pp. 124-126)

Coal. jpg
(we photograph in kikuikekanjitsukinenkohagitan*shiryokan (Takahagi-shi, Ibaraki).)

Building in church site that we might not believe, but Minato native of synchronization correspondent introduced the other day,
We were used as coal mine office and have become coal depot once
And it is place that made sure of day when Hiromi Kikuchi becoming billionaire later is young

Office. jpg
(remains of an ancient structure of office of kohagitan*)

1:00 with Tsukiji of man who supported development of Japan with black diamond,
It hardly remains for existing documents and is forgotten.
However, in Tsukiji Akashicho where impression as foreign settlement resists as for it on site of church,
Is it not at all story that is interesting in unexpectedness that such a person lived?

In this way, interesting person biography is idle still more in Chuo-ku.
We want to perform "digging" of person biography in future as if we dig coal



2, Shintomi, delicious Italian [trattoria do task]

[quiet knee ☆ cricket] December 8, 2018 14:00

2, Shintomi, lunch menu are abundant, and anything is Italian of delicious homemade pasta, "trattoria do task"


Monday through Friday is lunchtime and dinnertime, and, as for the business hours, it is only dinnertime on Saturday

At detailed time, please confirm in HP of the end


We order "domestic clam rosso" of tomato sauce with pasta set today

It was hard to throw away "pescatore of various seafood, too", is it the next time?

At first, it is green vegetable salad

Dressing raises appetite


And "domestic clam rosso"

Clam of purippuri enters a lot.

Place, rate of 150 g of height of normal were the same and asked at 200 g of heap of today

We thoroughly enjoyed fluency of raw noodles and clam, taste of tomato


Anyway, this has abundant kinds of pasta, and anything is delicious


Blog which we introduced the shop to in this October is this ⇒

HP of this shop is this ⇒



These seasonal red, yellow, green

[quiet knee ☆ cricket] December 6, 2018 14:00

Red only by this season when we were going to work and realized


It is leaf of cherry tree of Tsukijigawa-Kameibashi Park

Leaf of one in particular cherry tree is red

Yellow of ginkgo of Showa-dori Ave.


As for the Showa-dori Ave., tree of all ginkgos has not completely turned yellow yet

In the first place the chlorophyll seems to be dismantled when this seems to be because "chlorophyll" is included, and it becomes in autumn that leaf looks like green, and the daylight hours shorten.

And red of leaf comes from pigment "Anthozyan", and Anthozyan does not exist on leaf from spring to summer and seems to be made with () newly in process of aging

In addition, as for the yellow of leaf, xanthophyll of carotenoid pigment system is included in leaf since the age of young leave by pigment "carotenoid", but seems to come to stand out by chlorophyll of leaf dismantling in autumn without being able to recognize visually over summer from spring.

Huh, it is ...

And it is green of willow of Ginza-Yanagi-dori St.


We are thankful for keeping this green without losing cold simply because it is this season

In thing called this, it was red, yellow, green only by this season


By the way, it is December 4 present status.



Ups and downs of rohachi*ji

[hiba arborvitae] December 4, 2018 14:00

It was December in early thing in this year.

Eight days from December 1 to 8th are rohachidaisetsushin.

At ascetic practices dojo studio of Zen Buddhism in the same way as Buddha
We live a life absorbed in posture of contemplation for this one week.

Large kite of Dharma. png

For teaching of Buddha through "Zen"
It is Bodhidharma to have been successful.

Dharma of "tumbler,"
It is said that it is Bodhidharma of "posture of contemplation".

Tsukiji Dharma. jpg

The deep-black eyebrows and mustache are "Tsukiji Dharma" of fish.
By writing brush letter which live kino like Tsukiji is good for
It is "riverside fish market" and "TSUKIJI" on both sides of face
This is drawn.

Dharma of ups and downs,
It is mascot which business prosperity and luck are suitable for.

We were able to hang with salmon.
Please look for in Tsukiji Outer Market.

 National Diet Library digital collection



The sidewalk of Chuo-ku is interesting! 21 [Kyoryuchi-chuo-dori St.]

[Minato native] December 3, 2018 12:00


Hello, it is Minato native.
We want to walk "Kyoryuchi-chuo-dori St." from 6-4, Tsuiji to 1-1, Minato today. This street is street which is the newest in Kyobashi area with nickname in 2013. Tree of Tokiwa dogwood was planted on the sidewalk of ship entering port, Minato area where maintenance was completed recently.



Parking lot in Tsukiji market facing the Harumi-dori Ave. is the place where there was warship drill institute in old days.

After the visit to a shore of Kurofune fleet by Perry, what founded warship professor place in Tsukiji drill hall which there was in (1857), this ground in 1857 did the Edo Shogunate approached by the need of Western ceremony Navy by opening.

We gathered applicants from direct feudatory of a shogun and the family, clansmans, and exercises of driving of warship which we imported were performed the navigation by class and the Netherlands of marine gunnery, and mukishokan (we go and carry appear) or Kaishu Katsu acted as president.

It was renamed to navy place in (1865) in 1865, but, by catching fire from next door, moves to the ground of current former Hama-rikyu-teien.

"Tokyo open city" was given notice of in each country in 1868 by (1868), the new government, and, in the present Akashicho whole area, Tsukiji foreigner settlement was established. It was called "foreign inn" "YEDO HOTEL" (Edo hotel) and opened "Tsukiji Hotel hall" built in navy place ruins as stay facility for foreigner who came by trade.

kyotu10.pngDesign, construction was regarded as Kisuke Shimizu, and wooden 2 stories, guest room 102 were big hotels which there was, too.

As for the outer wall, fireplace was provided for wall covered with square tiles and jointed with raised plaster, each room, and there was porch on shore side and was able to overlook Tokyo Bay.

In addition, as for the impressive one, penthouse is established in the center of building, and bell can hang there, and symmetry is making mainly on penthouse more.

This is typical characteristic of "Western-influenced architecture (civilization type) building" seen in each place until the Meiji 20s, and, as for the appearance, as for building material and the technique, it is Japanese style while being Western-style.

However, Tsukiji Hotel building has been reduced to ashes by (1872), big fire of Ginza in 1872.

kyotu08.jpg♪ Doorway to Tsukiji foreigner settlement

Well, we approached Akatsuki Park. The present Akatsuki Park whole area was ever big moat called "Akashi moat". It is "new honor bridge" considered to be doorway to foreign settlement to have appeared in the center.

Kyoryuchi-chuo-dori St. becomes appearance across former new honor bridge. Many foreigners who came from Shimbashi crossed this bridge by carriage and were in Tsukiji foreigner settlement.

kyotu02.JPG♪ Catholic Tsukiji church

Across Seiruka-dori St., small church among trees nestles to point intersecting Kyoryuchi-dori St., the ex-settlement "36th" quietly. It is Catholic Tsukiji church.

Catholic Tsukiji church was built in Tsukiji foreigner settlement as the first church in (1874), Tokyo in 1874. The original name is Tsukiji St. Josef Lord of Heaven temple. It was the first cathedral (cathedral) in Tokyo.

kyotyu12.png(1878), Gothic red brick temple of Confucius are built in 1878. Morning star school originated in theological college in (1888) in 1888. However, it is destroyed by fire by the Great Kanto Earthquake. In the current temple of Confucius, it was rebuilt (1927), jirojiasu father in 1927.

Grecian architecture Parthenon type is adopted by hope of Ray archbishop, and sculpture of tulip and rose is made on Doric order order colonnade, pediment (bargeboard).

The Akashicho whole area is saved from air raid, and Catholic Tsukiji church conveys grand figure as one of the oldest churches in Tokyo in now.

kyotu11.pngIt is angelus got close to by nickname of "Jeanne Louise of Edo" to be saved in temple of Confucius. We were given for (1876) from Rennes of France in 1876, and were pair of bell of two big things and small things. One where Louise is small. Big Josephine moved to Sekiguchi church with (1920), archbishop-za in 1920.

♪ Monument at Kyoryuchi-chuo-dori St.


1.Place of 1881 (1881) *yogakuenhatsusaga monument

2.1882 (1882) Rikkyo girls' school birthplace monument

3.1888 (1888) morning star school birthplace monument

4.1895 (1895) Kanto Gakuin University birthplace monument

In addition, outside settlement, there was thing called "relative leased land area" (mixed-residence quarter) allowed to lend foreigner house. There seemed to be many foreigners who lived in this district without living in settlement.

Current 6, Tsuiji, 7, ship entering port, Minato area and Shintomi-cho hit it as if relative leased land area going in Kyoryuchi-chuo-dori St.

In Irifune area, there is still alley where cross of St. Luke's International Hospital is seen straight. It is got close to local everybody by nickname of "according to" cross.

Correspondent of Chuo-ku Tourism Association Minato native


28th December 2, 2018



[sightseeing in Chuo-ku official approval measures] River, bridge (2)

[Hanes] December 2, 2018 14:00

Hello! It is Hanes (splashes) of new face correspondent
By continuance of river, bridge (1), we take up about turn (together with river) of ② bridge this time [sightseeing in Chuo-ku official approval measures].

If we learn order of bridge built over every river at stage when we understood the name of bridge to some extent
After all game of rhyming is recommended!
How to memorize Hanes styles is as follows

■Sumida River (from the upper reaches / north → south)
"We carry Tsukuda (dish simmered in) on our shoulder during the end of parents today"
Ryogoku Bridge (Ryo), Shin-ohashi Bridge (believe), Kiyosu Bridge (clean (kyo)), Sumidagawa-ohashi Bridge (do), Eitai Bridge (obtain), Chuo-ohashi Bridge (chu), Tsukuda-ohashi Bridge (tsukuda), Kachidoki Bridge Tsukiji-ohashi Bridge ((next))
※Sumida River land bridge appearing between Ryogoku Bridge and Shin-ohashi Bridge leaves out.

Game of rhyming wins by thing which we remembered even slightly by force
May it be easy to learn when we image such situation?

Sightseeing in Chuo-ku official approval measures ② .jpg

Still our parents carry foods boiled in soy on their shoulder and may not come home,
There might be such a thing in old days

■Nihonbashi Bridge (from the down stream / east → west)
"You are rich, and go! At 1:00 in Japan!"
Toyomi Bridge Minato Bridge (see), Kayaba Bridge Yoroi Bridge Edobashi Bridge (obtain), Nihonbashi Bridge (nihon), Nishi-gashi Bridge Ikkoku Bridge (as for i / reading of "ichikokubashi"), Tokiwa Bridge former Tokiwa Bridge (come), Shin-tokiwa Bridge ("ni" of / new = New)

Is this such an image?


Game of rhyming of Sumida River was image of traditional culture,
Nihonbashi Bridge is like current Japan high inbound feeling forAirplane

We can learn turn of bridge built over two rivers in this...But, sightseeing in Chuo-ku official approval cannot compete with only in this
Nihonbashi River joins Sumida River where, and what is bridge to appear after the junction very first?...It is necessary to hold this to place where we said!
We assume carrying-over for next article about this.

Finally it is the other!
■Kamejimagawa River (from the upper reaches / north → south) which we want to hold down if able to afford
Kamejimagawa River begins in Nihonbashi Water Gate of upper reaches and ends in downstream Kamejimagawa Water Gate.
Meanwhile, there are five bridges, and person aiming at high score is place that we want to learn in total.
As for the game of rhyming, it "is evolved soul bank! It becomes higher!"
Reigan Bridge (reigan), Shin-Kamejima Bridge (believe), Kamejima Bridge Takabashi Bridge (high (ku)), Minami-Takabashi Bridge (as for "na" / reading of of (ru) / south = "anything" "minamitakabashi")

There is feeling quite by force, but soul bank Island by upheaval of landfill and land,
Please learn in conjunction with the history that became higher in the height above the sea level than the Edo era

※This article introduces a part of the personal official approval measures.
 It is not thing to be able to pass when we learn content written here.
 Please keep in your mind beforehand.


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