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It is a moat that was built to surround Edo Castle during the expansion of Edo Castle during the period of Tokugawa Shogun, and surrounds the Imperial Palace along the Kitanomaru Park from Yasukuni Dori. The flow of the bureau Sawa River, which uses Kojimachidai-banban as its water source, is blocked by the Takazobashi of Hanzomon and Tanamon to create Chidorigafuchi, and Ushigafuchi below Tanamon keeps the water level at the Tsuchibashi in front of Shimizu-mon, which is in the early Edo period. It was the source of drinking water. Unlike the artificial moat, the natural pond created by damming up is named “Fuchi”. The name derives from the staggered migratory bird. It is said that the shapes are similar.

Chidorigafuchi seen from Kudanzaka. Ishigaki has a three-tiered structure: “Koshimaki Ishigaki” on the first tier, “Belly-rolled earthwork” on the second tier, and “Hachimaki Ishigaki” about 3 meters on the third tier. The water depth is about 1m. Carp, goby, crayfish and dragonfly coexist. On the right hand side of the Chidorigafuchi crossing, there is a 700-meter-long “Chidorigafuchi green road” and a boat platform, and on the left is a “Chidorigafuchi Park” along the Hanzobori. It is known as a famous spot for cherry blossoms such as Somei Yoshino, Oshima Sakura and Yamazakura, and many people enjoy the cherry blossom viewing season.

There is “Kudanzaka Park” on the side of the pedestrian bridge, which has a Meiji feel. Inside the park, there are statues of “Tatouro”, which is always used in the Meiji and Taisho cotton paintings and photographs, and Meiji era politicians “Yajiro Shinagawa” and “Iwao Oyama”

About 700 meters in length from the corner along the moat along Kudan-zaka of Yasukuni Dori to the Chidorigafuchi War Memorial Cemetery on the western side of the Imperial Palace is the Chidorigafuchi Green Road. This place that many people visit during the cherry blossom season is said to have been crowded as a famous spot for cherry blossoms since this time, as the Tokyo famous sightseeing map in the first half of the Meiji era states that the cherry blossoms can be used for walking during the season. is. Approximately 260 cherry blossoms such as Somei Yoshino and Oshima cherry blossoms bloom above the people walking on the promenade, and it is a famous cherry blossom spot nationwide that you can experience it as if you are walking in a tunnel of cherry blossoms. During the cherry blossom season, more than 1 million people from all over Japan visit.

The Embassy of India designed by Plants Associates located along Chidorigafuchi Green Road. The site is in a wonderful location with a view of Chidorigafuchi to the east, and although it is an embassy, ​​it has an open design that uses a lot of glass. The functions of the embassy and cultural center are located across the central entrance. There seems to be a yoga class inside.

The Chidorigafuchi War Memorial Cemetery is also located along the Chidorigafuchi Green Road and has a front house designed by Yoshiro Taniguchi, Rokkakudo, and a garden designed by Tsuyoshi Tamura. In World War II, many Japanese soldiers were killed in overseas land. Here, the remains that were brought back and could not be handed to the survivors are buried.

It is a “Daikancho street” that extends to Takebashi. Due to the maintenance of Daikancho-dori in 1900, a new Tsuchihashi was built and divided into Chidorigafuchi and Hanzogori. It serves as a shortcut to the east and west of Uchibori Dori, which goes around the Imperial Palace.

When you cross the Chidorigafuchi crossing, you will see the “Embassy of England” in a solid building with a grayish white outer wall and a green roof on your right. Characterized by a simplified and modernized British design that faithfully follows the classical style. This is also a historical building called one of the famous buildings. The current building, designed by the British Institute of Engineering, was built in 1929.

Chidorigafuchi Park is located between Chidorigafuchi on the west side of the Imperial Palace and the British Embassy. From Chidorigafuchi Ryokudo, it is located beyond Daikanmachi Dori and extends to the Imperial Palace Hanzomon.Chidorigafuchi Park has about 170 cherry trees, including Yoshino cherry trees and cherry trees. During the Sakura Festival, visitors to the Chidorigafuchi Ryokudo will reach the park and become crowded with people.

Sebastian Emigration (1997). It was donated to the Japanese people by the Mexican people to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Japanese migration to Mexico (1897-1997).

The Statue of Liberty (1955). The production team is Kazuo Kikuchi, designer: Taniguchi, caster: Tadao Ito.

Auther:Mamiko Kusano

CREAZIONE Co.Ltd. Director
From Tokyo
2006 Established CREAZIONE Co. Ltd. I mainly work on branding, digital branding, space design, and furniture design.