We launch town magazine with hobby-like feeling
Please tell opportunity that launched town magazine "Fukagawa".There were Etsuko Suzuki and two people who were mom friends of Futaba kindergarten which son went along and launched in 1978. It is husband born in Fukagawa that recommended to try as downtown area does not have town magazine. We found a kindred spirit in Etsuko when we wanted to know history and culture of their towns where we lived in and originally were hobby-like light feeling.
Fukagawa at the time was tourist and town where businessman was not by scenery that there was anywhere that mother dressed in apron bought at mall. It is about time when apartment has begun to be just built. Speaking of pleasure, it was incomparably just lively three times a month in fair of Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine and Fukagawa Fudodo Temple of (1.15.28 day).
Reason with title as "Fukagawa?"In having made title "Fukagawa" not Koto City, as for those days, there were unexpectedly many people who did not know Koto City. "etouku" As we had been said how, we thought that known "Fukagawa" could publicize even the stage of period novel nationwide if we did (laugh).
Speaking of local information, we did not spread "Koto ward office bulletin" in around 1978 when we launched, and convenient information was short for inhabitants. Therefore it was the first concept that kindergarten information in ward and information that was convenient for living including list of doctors did foundation of a periodical to preservation-related high magazine at first at the center.
Town magazine "Fukagawa" which we launched in 1978. Contents which are wide to 253 to people and history, culture of Fukagawa which we are issuing now.
We are engaged earnestly in two mom friends to launch!
When there were woman two people, might there have been much difficulty, too?We looked for member whom he/she supported almost every day and walked after both I and Etsuko left child at kindergarten in rank amateurs for the making of magazine for three months. Even the word town magazine did not have it be understood. It was not the times when woman worked at line in that.
But there was encounter with person whom he/she supported. People who pushed back saying "do it by all means for town because you were good" including Shiro Aiba and shinkawaheiyasukaku (current Ann feh reaster) of "Toyama drugstore" in Fukagawa-nakacyodori Shopping Street were. The support members finally gather approximately 30 and launch. However, "for the first time authentic town magazine drains article called birth into downtown area" in each media the public relations section of ward, and it is fact that it was reaction very much.
Etsuko goes to foreign countries for studying abroad of child immediately somehow although she managed to reach foundation of a periodical. Editorial department was freeloader for a while in company of husband. We became independent as company Clio project to deal with design and editing in 1989 when approximately ten years passed from foundation of a periodical.
Are atmospheres of town very different at the time of foundation of a periodical in now, too?It was about time when, in 1978 when we launched, Kiba just moved to Shinkiba. Kawanami (rafter in Kiba) and geisha in Fukagawa of Kiba still played an active part, and Monzennakacho had association of the three businesses (geisha, brothel, restaurant), too. When it was night of restaurant street of alley, luxury models lined.
Kawanami and others of Kiba are good at short ballad and room play, too and they have everybody tip bag and it is smart and hands tip bag quickly when it is when "it was delicious today". We thought, "Fukagawa is the world of wedding!".
It was born, and ruins of Kiba changed in metropolitan Kiba Park, but it was impressive that flower garden of cosmos spread in one side until park construction began. Wholesale rice dealer and manure wholesale dealers which Eitai and Fukuzumi had at the same time decreased more and more and changed in office building.
Bar linked the eaves in restaurant street of Monzennakacho, and geisha in Fukagawa people disappeared now from town, too. It "has good character" "to be warmhearted with the best" that we appear in short ballad, and such world is long ago, but is moved when we sometimes still meet such a Fukagawa native. We laugh.
Raft covered with snow floats under the Kiba bridge. Canal is filled up and is reborn as Kiba water park now. (photo courtesy: town magazine Fukagawa)
Restaurant of Monzennakacho of the time when geisha in Fukagawa people were gorgeous. Bar links the eaves now. (photo courtesy: town magazine Fukagawa)
Mission of town magazine "town as for people, the person in making town"
We issue separate volume issue of Yahata, Fukagawa festival.When we saw Yahata, Fukagawa festival for the first time, we were impressed very much. As more than 50 mikoshis did togo, it released as separate volume issue from thought if there are any guidebooks for person to see for the first time. Asakusa and Kanda did not have guidebook of festival yet in those days either.
It was said to be "mikoshi Fukagawa", and myself was interested in mikoshi, too. We performed name from how to make to *koshinyoten in Gyotoku of Chiba and checked and went to see mikoshi of other Shinto shrines well.
Mikoshi of each town mikoshi consecutive Godo niha 53 of August 16 in the town block is going to flock by main festival once in three years in 2020. It is noted product of Yahata, Fukagawa festival for water from carrier of drainage and large truck by firefighting team. As it is time between flat of the Olympics and the Paralympics, we want people of the world to visit.
Of course we produce guidebook. As he/she announces his/her candidacy when local young people who are mafficker want to attend planning meeting this time, we want to produce tour guide book that turnout yakashitoshite of festival is fun.
Yahata, Fukagawa festival mikoshi ream Godo counted among one of Edo three great festivals. Each 53 town mikoshis are prepared at about 8 kilos; and with togo, another name "water festival." (photo courtesy: town magazine Fukagawa)
Separate volume and Japanese towel which we issue to Yahata, Fukagawa festival once in three years.
Please tell future ambition and dream.As it launches, and 40 years passed, but it is not that it is possible only by grace, oneself of people of the circumference that was continued. After all, town is "people". Even as for this magazine including "wait person circulation" and "personality in the town" there is much serialization introducing through people in town, but called "town as for people, people in what make town" is because have an idea. It was word of Shiro Koyasu (the deceased) who was Kawanami of Kiba to have been a chance and was said to be well saying "we want you to try hard because you were thankful at all for doing, and our leaving live proof for sentence". We thought mission of town magazine to be this.
We want to continue chasing change of town through people and want to do accumulation of 40 years in one book from now on. We think that it becomes valuable native district material. Daughter and son succeed, but I thank people whom they met in this town and think that we want to do the repayment of favor while cheerful now.
(December 20, 2019 coverage)
Still active Kikko Suzuki older than 70 years old.
We are from Ibaraki for 1,944 years. Koto City is resident in department store and bank taking the opportunity of marriage after the duty.
We launch town magazine "Fukagawa" in 1978.
Winning 1992 "the eighth NTT whole country town magazine Festival" NTT town magazine award. Issuance is sold other than distribution at some bookstores in ward in the support member shop on 25th in even month. List price 300 yen (tax-excluded).
Town magazine "Fukagawa"