6/08/2017

Ginza

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. Famous Places and Powerspots of Edo 江戸の名所 .
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Ginza 銀座 Ginza district
Silver Guild (monopoly office or guild).


東京名所図会 銀座通煉瓦造

. Money and payment in Edo .
Money was in the form of gold and silver slabs and small change
ryoogaeya 両替屋 money changer

. bugyoo, bugyō 奉行 Bugyo officials in the Edo government .


. Kinza 金座 Gold Guild .
was the Tokugawa shogunate's officially sanctioned gold monopoly or gold guild (za) which was created in 1595.
and
Honryoogaechoo 本両替町 Hon-Ryogae-Cho district "money changer" district




Ginza Main Street, from sub-district 1 to 8, between Kyobashi and Shinbashi.
江戸期の銀座は職人の街だった
Ginza was a district of craftsmen!
- reference source : s.webry.info/sp/8mada.at.webry.info -

The making of silver coins (coin making workshop) was done by
湯浅作兵衛常是 Yuasa Sakubei Joze from Sakai, Osaka.
Tokugawa Ieyasu gave him the surname 大黒 "Daikoku", so
Daikoku Sakubei Joze 大黒常是 Daikoku Joze (Daikoku Tsuneze) became controller (inspector, governor) of the ginza silver mint. the oginfukiyaku 御銀吹役.
(engineer in charge of the coinage)

The title was kept in the Daikoku family for many generations.
In 1800, the family head was charged with fraud and lost the title. The Ginza was then moved to
Nihonbashi Kakigaracho 日本橋蠣殻町 (now 人形町 Nihonbashi Ningyocho).
The need for the silver mint "ginza" was lost in the Meiji restauration, but the name remained.


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-- Ginza 銀座 – Silver mint or monopoly office (post-1598).
... is a designation given to the place that played a buying and selling of casting and silver bullion coin in the middle early modern period of Japan's regime.
Edo Ginza Kyobashi / Edo-Kakikara cho Ginza
Ginza silver mints are located in other towns of Japan, the list is here:
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-- Ginza in Tokyo
a district of Chūō, Tokyo, located south of Yaesu and Kyōbashi, west of Tsukiji, east of Yūrakuchō and Uchisaiwaichō, and north of Shinbashi.
Ginza was built upon a former swamp that was filled in during the 16th century. The name Ginza comes after the establishment of a silver-coin mint established there in 1612, during the Edo period.
After a devastating fire in 1872 burnt down most of the area, the Meiji government designated the Ginza area as a "model of modernization." The government planned the construction of fireproof brick buildings and larger, better streets connecting Shimbashi Station all the way to the foreign concession in Tsukiji.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !



Ginza Yakusho 銀座役所 memorial stone

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. Ginza Kabuki-Za 銀座歌舞伎座 .


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. Ginza Hatcho Jinja 銀座八丁神社 Shrines in 8 Ginza districts .



1.幸稲荷神社 Saiwai Inari Jinja
2.銀座稲荷神社 Ginza Inari Jinja
3.龍光不動尊 "Fashion" Ryuko Fudo Son
4.朝日稲荷神社 Asahi Inari Jinja
5.銀座出世地蔵尊 Ginza Shusse Jizo
6.宝童稲荷神社 Hodo Inari Jinja
7.あづま稲荷神社 Azuma Inari Jinja
8.靍護稲荷神社 Kakugo Inari Jinja 
9.成功稲荷神社 Seiko Inari Jinja
10.豊岩稲荷神社 Toyoiwa Inari Jinja
- and 八官神社 Hachikan Jinja // 宝珠稲荷神社 Hoju Inari Jinja


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Ginpari, Gin Pari 銀巴里 chanson cafe in the Ginza
Ginpari (Paris in Ginza)



Ginpari from 1951 till 1990, in 東京銀座七丁目 the 7th district of Ginza.
It was the first "chanson cafe" in Japan.
Many singers started from here:
美輪明宏、戸川昌子、クミコ、仲マサコ、金子由香利、戸山英二、大木康子、長谷川きよしらを輩出し、三島由紀夫、なかにし礼、吉行淳之介、寺山修司、中原淳一
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As for the Chanson cafe in Ginza, Ginpari literally means 'Silver Paris'.

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The store 白木屋傳兵衛 Shirokiya Denbei
was founded in 1830 in Ginza, first as a tatami-mat maker.
Later on, after specializing in making brooms, the techniques have been handed down from generation to generation. Following the Showa period, as “modern” living came around, vacuum cleaners lowered the demand for brooms. ...

. hooki 箒 / ほうき Hoki, broom, Besen .


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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

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bakemono 化けもの ghost

On the underground pathway that connects the Ginza with 日比谷 Hibiya, there is a Yurei ghost showing up once in a while.
Walking down the stairway from the Ginza side, where is a whirl of golden hair fluttering in the wind, following people. If people try to run away from it, it moves even faster toward them. When they reach the other side at Hibiya, the ghost disappears in a puff.

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- reference : nichibun yokai database -

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かき氷せりせりとあり銀座の昼
kakigoori seriseri to ari ginza no hiru

shaved flavored ice -
lunchtime in the Ginza
is quite busy

Tr. Gabi Greve

伊藤敬子 Ito Keiko

. kakigoori かき氷 shaved ice with flavor topping .
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銀座に出て山雀芝居見てゐたり
北見さとる

七日銀座獅子舞が人を見て佇てり
長谷川かな女

神輿追ひ銀座新富明石町
愛澤豊嗣

芽柳の色より銀座灯りけり
佐藤朴水

浅草寺銀座と流れ女正月
阿見理子


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

. Doing Business in Edo - 商売 - Introduction .

. shokunin 職人 craftsman, craftsmen, artisan, Handwerker .

. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu poems in Edo .

. Japanese Architecture - Interior Design - The Japanese Home .

. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .


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