From curator to vice-director of Fukagawa Tokyo Modern Museum.
It seems to be ten years from opening soon.They open in October, 2009, and, thank you, visitors are 20,000 or more every year now. Koto City owns this hall, and Fukagawa Tourism Association performs administration, management. One of the business is guidebook and Koto City culture tour guide is resident and informs of Tourist Information and performs free guided tour around the hall twice a day.
Besides, we perform performance of holding of event utilized local resources and public entertainment such as cooperation, rakugo and storytelling with local town planning society and Fukagawa-nakacyodori Shopping Street. It is irregular, but there is day when cafe and ranch are open on the second floor.
Building of 1932 architecture that round window is characterized by is country registration tangible cultural property building
This retro building itself is cultural assets.It is building which repaired Tokyo City Fukagawa restaurant built in (1932) in 1932 here. Price soared in the Taisho era, and government restaurant started a business in Kagurazaka or Ueno. Fukagawa restaurant was open in one to (1937) in 1937, too. Afterwards, we changed Fukagawa nourishing food distribution place and the name and retained as place that provided meal cheaply.
It is used after World War II as Tokyo Metropolitan side job guidance place and welfare work place of Koto City, and it is enrolled in country registration tangible cultural property building as earthquake disaster revival building in 2008 by rare thing.
Does Tatsuzawa have a long relation with Koto City?Originally I was curator and worked as member of investigation cooperation and investigator of ancient documents mainly in each place including Ibaraki and Tochigi. It makes a specialty of and, from the end of the Edo era through the Meiji era, considers how area changed even if we want to gather up achievements someday.
It is opportunity that it was to staff of part-time service of Nakagawa Funabansho Museum that it opened in Oshima, Koto-ku in 2003 to have come to associate with Koto City. As I was born in Nishitokyo-shi, we came to Fukagawa Edo Museum and Basho Museum to play to Koto City for school days, and there was not relationship at all till then.
Kyu-Nakagawa flows through the outskirts of Nakagawa Funabansho Museum and is surrounded by parks. Therefore we thought very much when it came for the first time that it was place with much nature. We did not think that we came for Koto City and would smell soil (laugh).
Facility which has various faces by user as well as sightseeing.
Why would you come to modern hall of sightseeing base from curator?After having worked for Nakagawa Funabansho Museum for three years, we did member of cultural assets specialty of Koto City. Originally person in charge of cultural assets belonged to Board of Education, but organization changed, and person in charge of cultural assets came to be placed in Cultural and Tourism Division.
There are people called member of cultural properties protection promotion cooperation to person in charge of cultural assets and performs fixed-point observation or the present situation confirmation of cultural assets. As term was ten years, we would say to make saucer of people who finished term and just launched cultural assets guide business. I performed secretariat-like work or training course of the guides.
Cultural assets a lot of people whom we guided are to people in long acquaintance in culture tour guide who is in this hall now. There was such a relationship, too and came here.
Cultural assets are one of the tourist attractions, too. In fact, modern hall is any facility, but does not yet recognize myself (laugh). For example, mission of museum is in museum and thinks that we develop business that we link with that and are tied, but is not necessarily so here.
What is it in particular that adds pressure?
Though tourist information center is one function, we perform hall business for rent here. We have you use once a month at event of kimono, but are thing which borrower likes this retro space by chance not what oneself set in this, and holds now.
In addition, we perform storytelling and rakugo party by our sponsorship, but rakugo fair is held in hall for rent, and there is in month doing almost every week when there is many. Then it is said that it is, "modern hall is doing rakugo" and.
We can enjoy holding, lunch and cafe irregularly in "cafe nichiyo" on the second floor
Will it be to say facility changing by user variously?Well. Therefore we arrange to be familiar with this hall and perform business while story comes individually. But effort to have you make building known to everyone does not change and goes continuously. It was full of record-high visitors by having performed associated display at the age of NHK serial drama novel "older sister" that Kiba, Fukagawa became stage, but this is like hitting small public lottery. Having you think important one to have been interesting again when he/she revisited. Therefore it is steady and wants to do that we are considered to be some topic.
Therefore may you consider what it is in future?It is local interchange event. Fukagawa had daimyo's mansion in the Edo era, and both thing and person were moving, and people were from whole country each place. Therefore we interchange with area where connection was and are thinking about a person's thing that can come and go. Not simple product event, it is connection with area in connection with local tourist association and local government and interchange utilized characteristic. We held interchange event with Sendai-shi Akiu Onsen for the first in this January. In Genroku Era, Fukagawa has warehouse of Sendai feudal clan, and the name of the Sendaibori River is derived. There is merit to have the other party know existence of this hall by interchanging.
Please tell charm of Koto City which Tatsuzawa thinks about.This town changes scenery by earthquake disaster and war damage, but it is "people" that I come to Koto City for the first time, and was surprised. Time stops in the Edo era, I felt premodern. We have been told by a certain person, "there is event of elementary school in nothing when people called the Emperor were in the town of Koto City each, and people sulked". But atmosphere taken up in Fukagawa atmosphere or period novel adversely thinks that this may be surely the inherited only thing. Local people assume this atmosphere pride, too. This atmosphere that people and person weave thinks that it may be probably this town Nara.
(coverage day: on January 12, 2018)
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Fukagawa Tokyo Modern Museum vice-director Jun TatsuzawaIt was born in 1972. Toyo University Graduate School literature graduate course Japan historical study specialty doctoral course term attending school. After having been concerned with history of local government editing of each place, Koto City Nakagawa Funabansho Museum works from 2003. We take office as Fukagawa Tokyo Modern Museum vice-director after experiencing member of Koto City cultural assets specialty from 2011. Serve Toyo University part-time teacher, Toyo University human science research institute honorary member researcher, and Secretary General of meeting of Nakacho, Monzen, Fukagawa scenery town planning.
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