History of river is history itself of Koto City
Former Nakagawa river station which we saw from scenic dome on Nakagawa Funabansho Museum the third floor. Amphibious bus comes over regularly, too
Kyu-Nakagawa flows through Nakagawa Funabansho Museum in front and is attractive museum for being located.The biggest charm of this museum will be thing in good environment of waterside when built in ruins of Nakagawa guard station. This scenery itself shows history and transportation by water from Edo.
In Nakagawa guard station, Fukagawa guard station was placed in Sumida Kawaguchi of Onagigawa River before it at "barrier of river" which was installed to change ship to go in and out of in the Edo era to (1661) in 1661 of the Edo era. We supervised traffic such as weapon or woman, prisoner including gun, but the water transportation network that bound Edo and various places throughout Kanto together developed, and role to inspect supplies carried to Edo carried Onagigawa River when traffic of ship which came and went increased. We reproduce ship guard station in diorama in exhibition room.
In addition, what take role as Koto City only native district museum displays document about history of transportation by water and Koto City with big characteristic. It is place having you know reason why why Koto City has many rivers.
Diorama which reproduced Nakagawa guard station in the third floor of the museum
What is historic characteristic of Koto City?After all it will be to say land with culture that river and water produced. Flow of the story is history itself of Koto City without remaining only for explanation that river such as Onagigawa River and Nakagawa is individual as for working here in particular, and thinking.
When it is to say well, but this to make one canal without being adjoining, and filling up, and to fill up there again is manner of landfill since Ieyasu Tokugawa. This reaches in present Toyosu, Ariake, new town such as Shinonome. It may be said that children living in Ariake drag history since Ieyasu and live.
Stone wall excavated in investigation is used for diorama of Nakagawa guard station
Is it done what kind of work at museum?Plan and preparations for display of museum, lecturer of course about history are main work. We perform temporary exhibition and plan exhibition regularly and introduce history of Koto City which there was much of the inundation damage called (we hold until April 21, 2019) from "living exhibition & inundation of Showa to pro-water" in panel and Old photograph now.
Recently about Ino Tadataka with Koto City and connection displayed. chuuyamai made map of all over Japan in the Edo era, but the last point was the area of this middle barge guard station when what we dealt with checked surveying diary last in figure in Edo prefecture. Because it is lower-budget than big museums which are in Ueno, and ostentatious display is quite good, and it does not come, while string unties history, it gets hint and plans.
Besides, we cooperate with "river Festa Koto" and event of "broad bean Festival" that local people hold in Former Nakagawa river station in front of museum. "Broad bean Festival" was the sixth this year, but broad beans were cultivated before the war in basin around here.
It shows local depth if we follow history
Good old life tools form a line in "history, culture introduction exhibition room of native district" on the second floor of the museum, too
Opportunity that unique, interesting commentary of Hisazome was quite popular with history lovers, entered this way?We majored in Japanese historical study in college student days, and, mainly on economic history of the Edo era in particular, theme of graduation thesis took up reorganization of Edo economy called "trend of Edo ten sets wholesale dealer in kamatsurigotoki", too. During graduate school two years, senior introduces work of cultural assets investigator of Arakawa-ku, and it is beginning of this work. We moved afterwards because space was given to member of cultural assets specialty of Koto City.
The cultural properties protection regulations were established in each ward and performed protection business of cultural assets positively in those days. However, not it being easy to register, and to appoint cultural assets, it had much trouble to have you understand cultural assets.
When there was time when we thought that history should be told at university, but work of cultural assets and museum is new place. Have people of inhabitant of a ward know history, and society is critical it; even if thought, it is role of history. It is depth of town. We came to think whether such a work was not important what even more.
What is fun of history for Hisazome right out?We said some time ago, but are depth of town. It is from visible phenomenon and thinks that it does not turn out that it is the town. For example, Nakagawa is old river, but knows area well if we trace what kind of river it was history how long you drifted. It is the same as human being. We do not know true charm of the person if we do not associate in various ways.
In addition, history is covered by slight trace if we say by visiting historic spots. Land along a river curves to the Kitajukken River flowing earlier of Kameido. But most of the rivers in ward are canals made in river of straight line in the Edo era. The Kitajukken River is found to be ancient shoreline in the Middle Ages when we check. History of 2000 of Kameido is put there. I am impressed when I think that that curve had a meaning.
By the way, Hisazome seemed to be born and raised in Oshima, Koto-ku.I grew up into both birth and the breeding in here Ojima among adults with parents, grandparents, uncle. Ojima at the time was factory zone and saw many chimneys from window of classroom of elementary school. Smoke is pink and orange that are not weak color that white and black say. We are like juice and want to jump (laugh). Was good, bad, being separated, and it supported revival of Japan. If person not to know hears, we will be surprised, but are reason that is history loving it very much for person living for a long time all the time. Not reason. Amusement place of dragonfly collecting and tag was vacant land of factory, too.
We reach retirement age two years ago, and we work in full-time as member of part-time service now, but it is for part-time service from this spring. As it increases at slightly free time, we want to do lecturer of visiting historic spots and course not only Koto City more. It does not still change in old days either, but therefore thinks that it will be that there is from now on.
(March 7, 2019 coverage)
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Nakagawa Funabansho Museum Takeo Hisazome1956, Oshima, Koto-ku birth. Member of Nakagawa Funabansho Museum part-time service. Masters degree course in Toyo University Graduate School literature graduate course Japan historical study specialty completion. Through member of cultural assets specialty of Arakawa-ku, Koto City, we work in Culture Center business, Fukagawa Edo Museum, Nakagawa Funabansho Museum as the staff of the existing public interest incorporated foundation Koto City culture community foundation. We perform a lot of lecturers such as history course or visiting historic spots.
Nakagawa Funabansho Museum
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Nakagawa Funabansho Museum