Emergency!!! Ms. Ichiyō Higuchi "14 months of miracles" writing and the end of the land

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Novelist Ichiyō Higuchi  is the stage of "14 months of miracles", and the "slope natural hardwood forest belt" which might have looked up at the back mountain (cliff) on the southeast side in daily life faces the crisis of logging. In Nishikata 1-chome, Bunkyo-ku, such a "slope hardwood forest belt" can be said to be the last.
 Previous owner , St. Paul's Monastery.    1-14-7 Nishikata, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
It is scheduled to be cut down for the construction of new buildings between July 18 and the end of September 2019.
 Ichiyō Higuchi (see Bunkyo-ku WEBSITE)
Ms. Ichiyō withdrew the shop in 1894 ( Meiji era 27) in Shimoya Ryusenji-cho and moved to Maruyama-cho, Hongo-ku (now Nishikata 1-chome, Bunkyo-ku tokyo).
This was the stage of "Ms. Ichiyō Higuchi's 14-month work of writing miracles". And here she came to an end.
There are various theories about the exact place of the house when I refer to an old map or the material of Bunkyo-ku.
The house in Maruyama Fukuyama-cho 4 was built to touch the cliff of the Abe residence on the back side.
It is said that it collapsed by the cliff collapse at the time of the Typhoon in  August Meiji 43.   Ms. Ichiyō Higuchi , Meiji 29, died.
"she was the first professional female writer since the modern era, and in her 24 years of her life, she left behind a work that remained in the history of modern Japanese literature, especially during "the one year and two months" before her death" (excerpted from the wiki)
Ichiyō Higuchi
*The writing period in Nishikata, Bunkyo-ku is said to be "14 months of miracle".




五月一日 小雨成しかど
転宅 手伝は伊三郎を呼ぶ

(樋口一葉 日記より )

 【 Location 】
"Nishikata 1-chome Hillside" in Bunkyo-ku is located at the same altitude as Hongo-dori, The University of tokyo, and is the westernmost point of Hongo Plateau.
It is the topography that becomes a cliff from here and falls into "Nishikata 1-chome Hakusan Street face in Bunkyo-ku"
There are "natural hardwood forest belt" of "cliff" that Ms. Higuchi might have looked up there.
Photography is not possible because each place in the vicinity is a private property now. Thank you for your reference on the google map from the address.
  1 Chome-14-7 Nishikata,  Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 112-0003  東京都文京区西片1-14-7
The Land of The End of  Ms. Ichiyō Higuchi (from Bunkyo-ku WEBSITE)
*It is said that there was a pond built with the spring water of the "cliff "in the garden. (Excerpt)
Located just to the southeast of Higuchi's house, the "cliff" is the "Natural Hardwood Forest Belt", which is scheduled to be cut down this time.
【Land History】
1-14-7 Nishikata, Bunkyo-ku is a vast land of 978 m²
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism WEBSITE / Map Symbol: "Hardwood Forest" (see)
From 2006 to April 2019, St. Paul's Nuns owned it as a precinct.
2006-2017,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, It seems that the thinning of large trees planted in the flat part of the garden was done several times.
One day in 2017,,,,,,,,,,,,,,all the trees on the flat land were cut down and caused a major environmental change.
                                         And, the paid parking lot consignment management was continued for two years as a local "precincts".
                                         Of course, the hardwood forest on the premises is a private property.
April 2019,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Ownership transfer to Limited Company.
July 18, 2019 - The end of September,2019
will be cut down on the slope "Natural Hardwood Forest Belt" due to "demolition work on houses, etc. associated with the Nishikata Paid Nursing Home Plan, Bunkyo-ku".
*The current situation is a translation that can be confirmed by google map. 
1 Chome-14-7 Nishikata,  Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 112-0003  東京都文京区西片1-14-7
The left hand side of the yellow frame of several individual vehicles in the parking lot (west side) will be applicable to the "natural hardwood forest belt" of this time.
In recent years, the land around Nishikata has been cut down one after another, including the existing large trees that remain few for residential development.
If this logging is carried out, the "natural hardwood forest belt" on the western slope of the Nishikata Hill will almost disappear.

The landscape that Ms. Higuchi lived while looking at "cliff and hardwood forest" is about to be destroyed.
We would like to encourage the following companies to reconsider the plan for building construction without cutting down this existing "natural hardwood forest belt", and this time, it will be a petition.

Thank you for your hard work. In addition, in SNS, etc., we will ask you to "spread" this critical situation.
Thank you very much for your time and you read to the end.
【Contact details】
Landowners, Orderers, etc.   : 2-46-12 Shinozaki-cho, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo, Komai Shoji Co., Ltd.
                                                                                                                        Meisei  Co., Ltd.   0120-84-8105 (Toll Free  in japan )
Builder:         Dream Creation Co., Ltd.
                      Yoko Sekiguchi, Representative Director, 5-37-9 Higashikasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 03-5679-0331
Demolition and logging Company: Toyoda Kogyo Co., Ltd. 6-8-14 Minamikasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 03-3689-1101-03-3689-1020 Fax 03-3689-1242
Bunkyo Ward Office 
Mayor of Bunkyo-ku, Hironobu Narisawa 
Mayor of Bunkyo-ku Nishikatamachi-kai  ,Tatuo Nakazawa : 1-5-12 Nishikata, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0024 TEL:03-3811-4834 Fax:03-3811-4844 
Yuriko Koitake, Governor of Tokyo
Arai Shoten Co., Ltd.