Visiting to the Place Associated with Literature in Yanesen・Hakushu Kitahara

The Japanese Representative Poet Hakushu Kitahara had created a lot of masterpieces. He used to live at Yanaka in Yanesen Area and released many poems in succession in the later 2 years of his life. Today, we will introduce the sightseeing spots that had influenced not the little his works. Famous authors who are also associated to Yanesen other than Hakushu Kitahara, are introduced in the section of “Visiting special places in Yanesen which are associated with seven famous writers in Japan”

About Hakushu Kitahara

About Hakushu Kitahara

source: 北原白秋記念館

Hakushu Kitahara is one of the representative Poet of Japan. He had worked on not only a Poem, but also a Nursery Song and a Tanka, and created many masterpieces that is sung down to present days over the generations. In his later years in between 1926 to 1928, he based his house in Yanaka in Yanesen Area and released a lot of works. It is also said that he used to live Yanesen Area Sendagi when he was young. So he is the person deeply associated with Yanesen Area.

The place Yanesen where Hakushu Kitahara had improved his creative sense.

Yanesen Area was the place where Hakushu Kitahara had improved his creative sense. There was his house named「Izumikyoukakyukyo-ato, Kitahara Hakushu Kyukyo-ato」where he had created a lot of masterpieces of collection of poems and nursery songs, 「Hatsune-no-michi」where we would had walked while thinking of poem, 「Kanchoro」where Hakushu had discussed with another various men of culture such literary legend as Ougai Mori who had lived Yanesen Area in the same period as Hakushu and owned this Kanchoro as his outside second home.

Kitano Hakushu Kyotakuato

Kitano Hakushu Kyotakuato

It was only for 2 years that Hakushu Kitahara had based his house in Yanesen, but he had released a collection of poems「Kindaihukei」and a collection of nursery songs「Karatachinohana」「Zounoko」during that term. Such work place where those collections were created still remains in Yanesen Area. The house itself has already gone and has not maintained as a sightseeing spot, but you can feel the atmosphere of good- old downtown. It’s also good to think of Hakushu Kitahara’s there.

・Name:Kitahara Hakushu Kyotaku-ato

・Address:18-28, 7 Chome, Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo

・Access(Subway・Bus)

About 4 min by walk from Nippori station

・Access from Haneda or Narita Airport, Tokyo station

About 45 min from Haneda Airport / About 60 min from Narita Airport / About 20 min from Tokyo station.

Kanchoroato

Kanchoroato

source: オーロラ特急ノスタルジック旅紀行

Kanchoro is originally the name of house that the literary legend Ogai Mori had stayed in. The poem party called「Kanchorokakai」used to be regularly held there and many men of culture includes Hakushu Kitahara had attended and discussed with each other. Nowadays such Kanchoro that used to have a deep relation with Hakushu Kitahara has become a sightseeing spot as the Memorial Hall of Ogai Mori. So you should visit there as a place where those 2 men of culture who a deep relationship with Yanesen Area had met each other.

・Name:Bunkyokuritsu Moriogai Memorial Hall (Kanchoroato)

・Address:〒113-0022 1-23-4, Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

・Tel:03-3824-5511

・Access(Subway・Bus)

5 min by walk from exit No.1 of「Sendagi」Station on Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line.

10 min by walk from exit No.1 of「Honkoma」Station on Tokyo Metro Nanboku line.

15 min by walk from exit A3 of「Hakusan」Station on Toei Santa line.

15 min by walk from South exit of「Nippori」Station on JR Yamanote line.

・Access from Haneda or Narita Airport, Tokyo station

About 50 min from Haneda Airport / About 60 min from Narita Airport / About 20 min from Tokyo station.

・Official Website URL:http://moriogai-kinenkan.jp/

・Open / Close:

Main Building      10:00〜18:00(Last admission is 17:30)

2F Library      10:00〜18:00(Last admission is 17:30)

1F Cafe     11:00〜17:00(Last Order time is 16:30)

・Regular Holiday:

The Forth Tuesday in every month (It is opened in the case of National Holiday and shift to next day)

Year-end and New Year holidays (12月29日~1月3日), In the term of Display-change、In the term of fumigation.

Hatsunenomichi

Hatsunenomichi

source: No pleasure, no life

The small alley side of Asakura Chosokan called「Hatsunenomichi」. It is said that there used to be a residence of Hakushu Kitahara facing of this alley. Hakushu Kitahara would had go through this alley several times. This area has a lot of Japanese good-old residences, and popular among tourists as the place where Fuji Mountain could be seen from here when it is sunny day. Nowadays there are some galleries are standing along the alley and creating mysterious atmosphere that quite suitable for Yanesen city.

・Name:Hatsune no Michi

・Address:〒110-0001 Nearby 7-18-10, 7 Chome, Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo

・Access(Subway・Bus)

About 4 min by walk from JR Nippori station.

・Access from Haneda or Narita Airport, Tokyo station

About 45 min from Haneda Airport / About 60 min from Narita Airport / About 20 min from Tokyo station.

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