5/06/2016

Yurakucho district

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Yuurakuchoo, Yūrakuchō 有楽町 Yuraku-Cho district



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Yūrakuchō (有楽町) is a neighborhood of Chiyoda, Tokyo, situated in between the Ginza and Hibiya Park, near the neighborhood of Shinbashi. Unlike its tonier neighbor Ginza, Yūrakuchō provides a glimpse of Japanese life from the early postwar period, with its many izakaya (Japanese-style bars, denoted by their red lanterns known as akachochin) and outdoor yakitori restaurants, many of which are located under the train tracks serving Tokyo's JR Yamanote Line. Because of its many traditional Japanese-style eating establishments, as well as its location on the Yamanote Line with easy access to Tokyo Station, Yūrakuchō is a favorite drinking spot for businessmen on their way home from work.

Yūrakuchō is served by several train and subway stations, including Yūrakuchō Station on the JR Yamanote Line and Keihin-Tōhoku Line, and Yūrakuchō Station on the Yūrakuchō subway line.

The neighborhood takes its name from Oda Nagamasu (or Urakusai, 1547–1622), younger brother of Oda Nobunaga. Nagamasu built his mansion here on land near the Sukiya-bashi Gate of Edo Castle granted by Tokugawa Ieyasu.

In 1707, the Tokugawa shogunate established the Minami-machi Bugyō-sho, the office of one of the magistrates of Edo, in this area.

The place name dates from the Meiji period. It arises from an altered pronunciation of Urakusai.
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Oda Urakusai Nagamasu 織田有楽斎長益
(1547 - 1621)




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Oda Nagamasu 織田 長益
(1548 – January 24, 1622) was a Japanese daimyo who lived from the late Sengoku period through the early Edo period. Also known as Urakusai (有楽斎), he was a brother of Oda Nobunaga.
Nagamasu converted to Christianity in 1588 and took the baptismal name of John.

Nagamasu
was an accomplished practitioner of the tea ceremony, which he studied under the master, Sen no Rikyū. He eventually started his own school of the tea ceremony.

Nagamasu
divided his fief between his sons Nagamasa and Hisanaga. Nagamasa founded the Kaijū-Shibamura Domain, while Hisanaga became lord of the Yanagimoto Domain.
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There is also a camellia plant named after Urakusai.
Uraku Tsubaki 有楽椿(ウラクツバキ)
He liked this plant very much for his tea room decoration.



In Tokyo this Camellia is called
Taroo Kaja 太郎冠者(たろうかじゃ) Taro Kaja

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Uraku-En 有楽苑 Uraku-En Park and Jo-An 如庵
one of the famous gardens in Japan.

Jo-an (如庵) is a seventeenth-century teahouse in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Said to be one of the three finest teahouses in the country, in 1951 it was designated a National Treasure.



Jo-an was originally built c.1618 in Kennin-ji, Kyoto by Oda Urakusai, younger brother of Oda Nobunaga and disciple of Sen no Rikyū. Relocated a number of times, since 1972 it has formed part of the Urakuen gardens in Inuyama.
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愛知県犬山市大字犬山字御門先6
Meitetsu Inuyama Hotel Urakuen / Joan - HP
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薫風や鼻緒のゆるき有楽苑
kunpuu ya hanao no yuruki yuurakuen

this fragrant breeze -
the loose string of my sandal
at Yuraku-En

Tr. Gabi Greve

Satoo Mieko 佐藤美恵子 Sato Mieko

. kunpuu 薫風、kaze kaoru 風薫 scented breeze .
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