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神田あれこれ週記

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July 4, 2019

Thank you for coming back. I have visited “Komorebi Chizakura,” which is a nice 18-story building completed in 2017 at the site of the old Chizakura Elementary School (in Higashi-Matsushita-cho near I…

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June 13, 2019

Thank you for coming back. It is rainy season now. I was feeling a bit depressed thinking about the upcoming humid days. Then, my husband started cleaning the balcony. “If I don’t do this, it will be …

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June 6, 2019

Thank you for coming back. I went to see a musical. The program was “Les Misérables,” which I wanted to see for a long time (at the Imperial Theater). It was amazing! I heard the cry of the soul in th…

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May 30, 2019

Thank you for coming back. What’s going on? Why is it so hot already? It is still May! The climate in Japan now is obviously different from that when I was younger. Japan has become like the Amazon ar…

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May 23, 2019

Thank you for coming back. Last weekend, I saw some people cleaning up after the Kanda-matsuri Festival at the former Imagawa Junior High School. Among many people, those wearing the stylish hanten co…

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May 16, 2019

Thank you for coming back. I am really relieved because Kanda-matsuri Festival is over now for this year. There are still some of the sacred rituals to be held at Kanda Myojin, but the events in which…

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May 9, 2019

May 7, 2019 Thank you for coming back! I should say “Happy New Era!” I wish all of you a great year of the 1s t year of Reiwa. Yes, it is a new era. I thought for sure I would spend a meaningful time …

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April 25, 2019

Thank you for coming back.   The election is over now. The past week was very loud and noisy. Whenever I saw a campaign car, I almost wanted to say “You were just shaking hands of someone who doesn’t …

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April 18, 2019

Thank you for coming back.    Have you already noticed a poster for Kanda-matsuri Festival? There is less than a month until the festival on May 10 to 12. Therefore, my Kaji 2-chome Women’s division h…

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April 11, 2019

Thank you for coming back. Last weekend, I was proceeding along Chuo-dori Street towards Nihonbashi for shopping. About halfway between Kanda Station and Mitsukoshi Department Store, I noticed a big s…

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April 4, 2019

Thank you for coming back. Every time I saw on the TV news lots of people with a comment like “Here are people enjoying the Heisei era’s last hanami (cherry blossom viewing),” I was thinking that I wo…

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March 28, 2019

Thank you for coming back. Though a little late, I went to see “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It was great! After the 135 minutes of the movie, now I know why this movie has been labelled a “blockbuster.” It wa…

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March 21, 2019

Thank you for coming back. Now I am into something. It is called “Umakute Shogane!” which is a jar of finely-chopped domestically-grown ginger pickled in a special soy sauce-based sauce. It is very si…

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March 14, 2019

Thank you for coming back. It was March 11 yesterday. It has already been eight years. I feel really sad and heartbroken when I see on TV that while there are many people who were affected the Tohoku …

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March 7, 2019

Thank you for coming back. The Tokyo Marathon was held last Sunday, which was a cold day. There was a cold rain from morning, so I was hesitant to go for cheering. But, when I saw the top group arrivi…

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February 28, 2019

Thank you for coming back. If you are working or living in this neighborhood, you should usually use JR Kanda Station. The station is going to celebrate the 100th anniversary since its construction in…

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February 14, 2019

Thank you for coming back. I went to Chiyoda-ku Office on Saturday, February 9. It was the afternoon of a snowy cold day. I went there to attend an “Omotenashi language volunteers” training course in …

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February 7, 2019

Thank you for coming back. I saw the item at my regular fresh produce place and I was so happy that I couldn’t stop myself from buying it. It was komatsuna leaves from Saitama (100 yen). They weren’t …

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January 31, 2019

Thank you for coming back. I went to Kanda Myojin Shrine. The “Kanda Myojin Daikoku-sai” Festival was held on January 26 (Sat) and 27 (Sun). During the festival, the Daikoku deity, along with the Ebis…

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January 24, 2019

Thank you for coming back. I had a girls’ night with my friend! This time, I was the one to choose the restaurant, so I made a reservation with the restaurant I wanted to go to for a long time. The re…

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January 17, 2019

Thank you for coming back. It will soon be 10 years since I became a member of this family in Kanda! I started joining the community’s activities several years ago, and this year I finally attended th…