10/10/2015

Surugadai

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. Famous Places and Powerspots of Edo 江戸の名所 .
Suruga-chô 駿河町 - see below
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Surugadai 駿河台
Suidobashi Surugadai 水道橋駿河台 / Kanda Surugadai 神田駿河台



Surugadai Ogawa-cho ezu
This area used to be called Kandadai, however after the Genna Era (1615-24), retainers of the Tokugawa Clan moved here from Suruga no kuni (now Shizuoka), and it came to be called Surugadai. The top provided a good view of Mount Fuji in Suruga, so there is a theory that this is the origin of the name of the area.
The entire area was a soil borrowing pit, and the soil taken from the plateau was used to landfill Nihonbashi and Shibashi. In addition, the Kanda-gawa River was dug between here and Hongodai. From the Meiji Era, the former sites of the residences of the direct samurai retainers of the Tokugawa shogunate were used to construct Meiji University, Nihon University and Chuo University, and the area became a students' quarter.
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Suidôbashi Surugadai 水道橋駿河台 Suidô Bridge and Surugadai
歌川広重 Utagawa Hiroshige
from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei 名所江戸百景)

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Kanda-Surugadai 神田駿河台 Kanda-Surugadai
is a district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It was so named because after Tokugawa Ieyasu's death in 1616, the Edo government let officials from Sunpu 駿府 (now Shizuoka) live in the area.
Kanda-Surugadai is often called Surugadai (駿河台 Surugadai) or, colloquially, Sundai (駿台 Sundai).
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Surugadai Campus
is the traditional home to Meiji University. The campus is located in the Kanda Surugadai area which, while retaining a strong atmosphere of a students’ town, is located in proximity to Kasumigaseki, Otemachi, and other areas that are home to companies and government ministries and agencies that are pivotal to Japan’s politics and economy.
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Surugadai in Edo (Tôto sundai 東都駿台)
葛飾北斎 Katsushika Hokusai
from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjûrokkei 冨嶽三十六景)

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Oguri Tadamasa 小栗 忠順 - Oguri Kozukenosuke 小栗上野介
(1827 - 1868)
a statesman of the Tokugawa government in the last stage of the Edo period,
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Ōkubo Hikozaemon 大久保 彦左衛門 - Ōkubo Tadataka 大久保 忠教
(1560 – 1639)
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The famous stories about Hikozaemon Okubo and the fish vendor 一心太助 Isshin Tasuke will be told elsewhere.


Oota Nanpo 大田南畝 Ota Nanpo, Ota Nampo - 蜀山人 Shokusanjin
(1749 - 1823)
penname of Ōta Tan - poet and fiction writer.
. . . he wrote primarily in the comedic forms of kyōshi, derived from comic Chinese verse, and kyōka, derived from waka poetry.

. Ota Nampo 大田 南畝 - Introduction .
and a Daruma painting

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Surugachoo, Suruga-chô 駿河町 Suruga Cho, Suruga Machi
Suruga Quarter, Suruga village, Suruga street




安藤広重 Ando Hiroshige - The Mitsui Store - Nihonbashi Mitsukoshimae
呉服屋の三井越後屋(後の三越)
日本橋室町 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku

This road ran straight in the South-Western direction and provided a view to Edo Castle and Mount Fujisan.
It is named after the view of Mount Fujisan that was similar to the one in Suruga no Kuni, Shizuoka.
Since Suruga was the birthplace of the founder of the Edo Government, Tokugawa Ieyasu, this street was of special honor to the Edoites.

. Mitsui Echigoya 三井 越後屋 - Introduction .


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Ando Hiroshige

Suruga Province 駿河国 Suruga no kuni
was an old province in the area that is today the central part of Shizuoka Prefecture. Suruga bordered on Izu, Kai, Sagami, Shinano, and Tōtōmi provinces; and was bordered by the Pacific Ocean through Suruga Bay to the south.
Its abbreviated form name was Sunshū (駿州) Sunshu.
. . . During the Edo period, Suruga prospered due to its location on the Tōkaidō, and numerous post towns developed. For defensive purposes, the Tokugawa shogunate forbid the construction of bridges on the major rivers of Suruga Province (such as at the Ōi River), which further led to town development on the major river crossings.

During this period, the major urban center of Sunpu remained a tenryō territory, administered directly the Shōgun by the Sunpu jōdai, and several smaller feudal domains were assigned to close fudai retainers.
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Suruga Dainagon 駿河大納言 ー Tokugawa Tadanaga 徳川忠長
(1606 – 1634) was a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period. The son of the second shogun Tokugawa Hidetada, his elder brother was the third shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu.
Suruga Dainagon (the major counsellor of Suruga) . . .
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初不二やいまに変らぬ駿河台
hatsu fuji ya ima ni kawaranu surugadai

first view of Mount Fuji -
Surugadai has not changed
one bit


黒木野雨 Kuroki Noa




. WKD : hatsu fuji 初富士 first Mount Fuji .
- - kigo for the New Year - -

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秋時雨古書の匂ひの駿河台
aki shigure kosho no nioi no surugadai

sleet in autumn -
the smell of old books
in Surugadai


沢ふみ江 Zawa Fumie


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十六夜やふるき坂照る駿河台
izayoi ya furuki saka teru surugadai

moon on the sixteenth night -
the old slopes shine
at Surugadai


. 水原秋櫻子 Mizuhara Shuoshi (1892 - 1981) .


. juurokuya 十六夜 night on the 16th day .
- - moon kigo for mid-autumn - -
izayoi 十六夜 (いざよい) moon on day 16
..... izayoo tsuki いざよう月(いざようつき)"hesitant moon"
..... nihachiya 二八夜(にはちや)



駿河台.月夜 Surugadai Full Moon Night
広重.二代 Hiroshige II
江戸名所四十八景


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Koogazaka 甲賀坂 Koga slope
千代田区神田駿河台一丁目

駿河台は忍者の賭場の跡
Remains of the gambling spot of Ninja in Surugadai



A group of 100 Koga ninja members 甲賀百人組 settled in Kanda in Edo, in
Koogamachi 甲賀町(こうかまち) Koga Machi, Koga Village.
This placename was kept until 1933, when it was renamed to
神田駿河台一、三丁目 Kanda Surugadai Ichi - Sanchome.
And Kogaichoo in Azabu 麻布の笄町(こうがいちょう)は「甲賀町 Koga-cho・伊賀町 Iga-cho」was named after the Koga and Iga ninja.


甲賀衆のしのびの賭や夜半の秋
Koogashu no shinobi no kake ya yowa no aki

this gambling
of the Koga ninja -
midnight in autumn


. 与謝蕪村 Yosa Buson (1715-1783) .

After the Iga and Koga ninja spies had come to Edo to serve the government, peace came and there was not so much to do for them any more. So on the evenings getting longer in autumn they would gather secretely and do some gambling.

「甲賀から江戸に出て、幕府に仕える忍者たちも、太平の世となった今は、得意の技を用いる機会もなく、秋の夜長のつれづれに、こっそり集まって賭け事に興じあっている」
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. Ninja spy 忍者 Shinobi - Introduction .

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

. - Doing Business in Edo - 商売 - Introduction .

. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu poems in Edo .

. densetsu 伝説 Japanese Legends - Introduction .


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