[the excursion series 22nd] Chuo-ku to see on cake and historic spot of Nagano
Hello. It is Hanes (splashes) of active correspondent!
Charming sights "65th Midwinter Swimming meeting" in the New Year of Chuo-ku is Royal Park Hotel on 13th Monday (holiday), and memory ceremony "gathering of new adult" is performed in Teppozu-inari-jinja Shrine secondary to New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine and New Year's sale of the first week, visiting 7, Nihonbashi Fukugami in Chuo-ku Coming-of-Age Day on Sunday on 12th in January, and events are varied at the beginning of the New Year♪
About such a seasonal event, we want to introduce thing related to Chuo-ku which came in Nagano secondary to the last time.
True meaning sugar and Kabukiza Theatre
The first is cake "true meaning sugar" (shimmitou) of Kaiundo in image of the top.
^^ which we were worried because this was published in guidebook and resembled toffee which materials and appearance ate well in the U.K. a little and purchased for oneself
When read explanation of cake, "(...We liken section of walnut emerging on) surface to kumatorikasho of Kabuki, and there is under the pretense of "Kabuki walnut" at first saying we sold even Kabukiza Theatre of Ginza, Tokyo at one time.
It is terminal in the Taisho era that this cake was created. (if in the middle of the Taisho era in official web site.)
That means, is Kabukiza Theatre (from December, 1924 to May, 1945) around third period?
With the fifth (April, 2013 ...), we are following flow of design from third period now.
(November, 2019 shooting)
And in "kumatorikasho of Kabuki in section of walnut emerging on the surface is part of choice", how about?
When we are said so, walnut shines in white, and there seems to be thing knowing unique makeup to be easy to see expression of Kabuki actor, and to do.
^^ which materials were good in refined sugar, Juglans mandshurica, honey, and it seemed to be said, "it is sweet", but was normal sweetness for me who was used to genuine toffee
And, as for the name current "true meaning sugar", it seemed to be named kamei nito appropriate for tea-ceremony room cake risenka*々saishutakumi early in the Showa era.
As "Japanese-style taffy", it seems to match not only Japanese green tea and Matcha but also coffee and tea.
Please check curious in antenna shop "Ginza NAGANO" of Nagano setting up store in Ginza♪
(as for the article when we introduced clay doll type cookies of acorn with powder from this.)
Komoro and Toson Shimazaki
Mansion of small various feudal clans is in existing Nihonbashihamacho in the Edo era, Komoro relevant with existing Chuo-ku.
Of last August, senior correspondent there is the ground related to Toson Shimazaki in Komoro as I introduced mew in detail "every day of Toson Shimazaki in Komoro forming youth".
This time is easily Chuo-ku are introduced here. about image and monument of Toson Shimazaki in Komoro ruins of a castle yearning for the old days garden called Japanese only "hole Castle" (in castle where main enclosure is located in the low land from castle town).
There is "Fujimura memorial hall" to display material of the Komoro times of Toson Shimazaki at one corner in site.
Yoshiro Taniguchi who was architect of the Japanese highest peak designed building.
Fujimura who produced "sketching of the Chikuma River" or "the old master" during about six years after we were invited as teacher Kumaji Kimura and started for our new post in Komoro school organized by contributions.
We drafted "transgression" in the last of the Komoro times.
Near memorial hall, there is monument of "fruit of palm" that Fujimura wrote a song of experience when Kunio Yanagida stayed in Cape Irako of Aichi for the cause.
Weak point awareness is in excess in work of Japanese great writers and did not take in hand, but is strange as we become interested naturally when arrival actually sees the ground of connection with eyes in this way and feels history with skin.
When Fujimura goes to Yasuaki Elementary School and writes autobiographical novel "flower" with seawater building, it may be said that relationship with Chuo-ku is deep.
In 2020, we wanted to deepen knowledge of great writer of the Meiji period with connection in Chuo-ku.