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We check the place name, name of a street of Yokohama

Last update date March 5, 2019

Table of contents

1 Basic material
We introduce basic dictionary and geographical book to know origin of the place name and history of land, the change of approximate area.
2 Administrative material
We inform of information to be provided from material which name of a street and lot number, the government including change of area issue.
3 Column
"Row of Yokohama materials"
"Do you know? Difference of 1 and 1"

We introduce basic dictionary and geographical book "which, at first, only this wants to hold down" to check the place name of Yokohama. At first, we use these to know origin of the place name and history of land, the change of approximate area.

When we check the place name of Yokohama, it is the most basic material. The point is good, and the etymologies of the place name which we quoted are compiled for each town by process of the establishment, old documents. As there is difference in description between during the first edition published in 1982 and version up published afterwards as for this book, we recommend that both are referred to.

The place name is arranged by current administrative section order. When historic progress checks the modern past at the center, we turn. In addition, the feature is that documents explanatory notes of the end of a volume are substantial and can glance through geographical book to reach area. On the other hand, when we check from current name of a street, we will use index, but there are a lot of cases without concrete description.

The place name in Kanagawa is arranged by the order of the kana syllabary. It is characterized by objective description, and most of origin and the hearsay are not included. We are suitable to follow the past change from the current place name. Unification separation of municipality in modern times is plain, and "the municipalities history list" of the end of a volume is illustrated. In addition, list of small character names that it is difficult to check is published, but I am sorry that we are enumerated, and it is not explained.

It was published serially in "Yokohama city bulletin" Nos. 509-519 (from March 2, 1937 to May 11) and Nos. 706-733 (from January 9, 1941 to July 17). We compiled establishment, origin of each town compactly for each ward, and are available as not only information about reorganization of town but also gazetteer.

"Yokohama-shi history article" is history of city consisting of all 11 volumes (nine main stories, index, appended diagram) published from 1931 through 33 by Yokohama City Hall editing. "Geography" of these publishes origin and establishment process according to towns. We are equal to the above-mentioned "place name of Yokohama". Later "forming anew Musashi country topographical record article" is the center, but other details books and book top books quote the source of origin, too. But attention is necessary as area where it was not admitted into Yokohama-shi at the time of publication is inapplicable.

Changed a title, and reproduced "Yokohama society glossary" (Yokohama news agency 1918), is, so to speak, encyclopedia of Yokohama before the Great Kanto Earthquake. Item is sequence of Japanese syllabary order, but table of contents is organized according to the subjects, and there is "meishokyuatoshinshabutsukakujimeikorebu".

As for this place name dictionary published about 100 years ago, well-known as the basics information that are still indispensable to the place name study today. Enlarged edition was published from 1969 through 71, too. It is difficult point that is hard to look for when we do not know the governorate of (the middle of Meiji era) at the time of publication.

"Forming anew Musashi country topographical record article"
"Forming anew Sagami country topographical record article"

After the fashion of "topographical record" edited in the Nara era, it is geographical book of government compilation by the Edo Shogunate named "forming anew". As for the former, the latter was completed in 1832 in 1828. It is edited outstanding shite in ancient documents, historical records that existed other than the details book that we collected as of last part of Edo era by each village, and not only origin but also legend or small character name are gathered abundantly, too. Plural letterpress printing are published, but custom is necessary to manage as unfortunately index is not maintained. However, it is material which becomes basics most to know local past.


In addition, materials checking the place name include the ward history of each ward. "List of references, cooperant" of the "name of a street of Yokohama" end of a volume serves as a reference what kind of ward history is usable.
In addition, there are a few "the Empire geographical books" which are government compilation geographical book of Meiji, but we exist and are become printing type. There is the "Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi Empire geographical book" "Kanagawa Empire geographical book Sagami country Koorimura, Kamakura magazine" "shinnakawakenkokokujishizankojokan, second volume". These materials are particularly useful about area that "Yokohama-shi history article geography" does not intend for.

We look for current point from old lot number or the same place having experience that we suffered from as in this case the place name and lot number change to look for old map will be from current map adversely. In locating one point in map from description of gazetteers, quite good bone is broken.
Yokohama-shi absorbed neighboring areas since the municipal organization enforcement of 1889 while expanding. In addition, by new land maintenance business after the Great Kanto Earthquake that brought heavy damage, we often arrange lot number early in the Showa era.
Furthermore, sign to express place where we lived in after the war changed from lot number indication (** address) that we settled in after "law about house indication" enforced in 1962 for a long time into block mark and house number (* chome * address). This house indication maintenance business is carried out sequentially today.
It may be said that the place name of Yokohama in modern times the most changed without cease.
Administration is decided, and such name of a street and lot number, change of area make public. Here, we inform of information to be provided from material which the government issues.

We are comprised of the "town area in ward" "list of order of the kana syllabary names of a street" "history of city, ward, town". Character names are listed in "vill level in ward" for each ward on the area of each town, the setting date. It is point where city bulletin, prefectural public information to become grounds of setting, grounds of how to read name of a street is specified that is important. New (transfer) name of a street is listed in chronological order every ward in "the history of city, ward, town". In addition, we can know date and grounds laws and ordinances of establishment and the abolition about abolished name of a street. The published latest edition is 1996 version, but addition is given every year now.

"Yokohama city bulletin"

Name of a street and lot number, change of area are made public by all means by city bulletin. Conduct area figure is published in public announcement. But list of block mark based on house indication maintenance business and house numbers is omitted.

"House indication the old and the new contrast guide map"

It is map which is issued when house indication was set up based on house indication maintenance business. Old lot number and house number are written in.

"Old new the old and the new name of a street lot number contrast list"

In business that originally "town world name of a street lot number rearranging business" arranges lot number that is thing for the real estate registration and locates as indication of Address clearly carried out parallel to house indication maintenance business, it is carried out in the suburbs area. Table "old new the old and the new name of a street lot number contrast table" which let you compare new name of a street lot number and old name of a street lot number in this business is published. (please note that "house indication the old and the new contrast guide map" "old new the old and the new name of a street lot number contrast list" is to thing which we do not possess in library)

"Lot number record"

About character name, lot number change, contrast list of old and new lot number called "lot number record" was published in city bulletin once. Unfortunately when we are changed when, and it is not just revealed, it looks for, but it is the current situation that is difficult as city bulletin does not have search means. But there is case which library possesses alone. It was published separately in other departments including as the appendix of city bulletin or engineering works station, and thing in the early days particularly of the Showa era is founded a lot. These play an important role to join the details map and prewar maps such as land handbooks which can date back only until the 30, Showa generation together. In addition, please warn by the year and origin of publication including "lot number (rearranging) record" "town world name of a street character world character name change changing of a name (lot number rearranging) record" "lot number change record" as title is a little different.

Row of Yokohama materials
In Chuo-toshokan, we display books using half of the third-floor floor under the pretense of Yokohama material with so-called native district material. Library books usually form a line in order of sign of label, but books of the same label are scattered in many places at corner of this "Yokohama material"! We think that there are many people who felt this. This is because, at first, this section gives priority to regionality.
The 65th is book for Yokohama city limits, and seal called Yokohama is put on the label from the number 52nd of bookshelf. The 74th is book for whole Kanagawa or areas including the plural local governments and lines up from seal called the prefecture, the 74th middle to the 77th from the 71st for each municipalities of the prefecture. For example, seal of the prefecture 3 is put on the 75th back side in book for Kamakura-shi.
Please refer to not only Yokohama but also the prefecture to check Yokohama.
In the case of this list, as for "the place name of Yokohama", there are the 57th, "the place name of history place name outline Vol. 14 Kanagawa, Japan" in the 72nd bookshelf.
Do you know? Difference of 1 and 1
Knowing person thinks that there is many, but there is town where town and Arabic figures which the Chinese numerals are used for in * chome are used for when we see list of names of a street in Yokohama-shi.
In fact, the Chinese numerals become a part of the name of a street by block mark based on "law about house indication".
In contrast, Arabic figures are not included in name of a street by character name which was installed when character world character name change was carried out by land adjustment before "law about house indication". Therefore, it is the downtown area developed for a long time mainly that character name of Arabic figures is used.
For example, in the case of town world name of a street rearranging of 1927, Nishimaecho in Nishi Ward is established (in those days Naka Ward), and there was characters name from 1 to 4 from the first, but there are only 2 and 3 now as 1 and 4 were admitted into center one order eyes, 2 founded by house indication maintenance business in 1966.

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