Reconstructed and open to the public in the City Hall of Yokohama City! Monument to the birthplace of the daily newspaper
「"Monument to the birthplace of daily newspapers" Memorial open」
(TOP image) Provided by Nihon Shimbun Museum
A memorial to the birthplace of the Nikkan Shimbun, which honors the launch of the first Japanese daily newspaper "Yokohama Mainichi Shimbun," is located on the site of the new city hall of Yokohama City (6 Hommachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama City). Was rebuilt. Along with this, the Japan Newspaper Association, which operates the news park, opened a memorial on April 27.
The monument was erected by the Kanagawa Shimbun Company in 1962 on the site of the former Yokohama Raw Silk Inspection Station, which was said to have been used by the Yokohama Letterpress Publishing Company. After that, the original birthplace was found to be about 400 meters west. It was relocated in 2009 with the cooperation of the city of Yokohama, which had acquired the site, but it was removed for the construction of the new city hall. Following the completion of the new Yokohama City Government Building, it was rebuilt on the grounds of the Government Building in 2020 and donated by the Kanagawa Shimbun to the Japan Shimbun Association.
In the permanent exhibition room of the news park, in addition to the first issue (reprint) of the Yokohama Mainichi Shimbun, the Perry Fleet's arrival at Uraga, a version of the "Overseas Newspaper" by Joseph Hiko, No. 20, Kanagawa We are displaying materials unique to Yokohama, the birthplace of the daily newspaper, such as the first issue (reproduction) of the newspaper predecessor "Yokohama Trading Newspaper".
Provided by Japan Newspaper Museum
[Place of the monument to the birthplace of the daily newspaper]
[Address] 6-chome Honmachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi (Yokohama City's New City Hall)
[Access] Directly connected to Bashamichi Station on the Minatomirai Line
[News Park (Nippon Shimbun Museum)]
[Address] 11 Yokohama Information Center, Nihon-odori, Naka-ku, Yokohama
[access]inline-block "> Minatomirai Line " Nihonodori Station " No. 3 Information Center Directly connected
[Opening hours] 10:00 to 17:00 (Last entry is 16:30)
[Closed] Monday (Next weekday if Monday is a national holiday), December 29-January 4
[Admission fee] General ¥ 400, University student ¥ 300, High school student ¥ 200, Free for junior high school students and younger
[TEL] 045-661-2040 (News Park)
* News Park is closed due to the state of emergency declaration to prevent new coronavirus infection.
For details, please see the website of the same building ( http://newspark.jp ).
News Park (Japan Newspaper Museum) was reborn on July 20, 2016 as a facility where you can learn while experiencing the role of information society and newspaper / journalism. In April 2019, we opened a new permanent exhibition room that expanded the history exhibition zone. There are lots of fun ways to learn, such as introducing the on / off status of newspaper reporters in a touch panel display. In the “Yokohama Time Travel,” a hands-on experience game, you can slip past a tablet over a diorama that reproduces the cityscape of Yokohama. We will investigate the mysteries of Yokohama such as the conclusion of the Japan-US Treaty of Amity and Treaty of Perry and the secret of the birth of Nihon Odori and Yamashita Park. In addition to holding special exhibitions and various events, you can also create a commemorative my newspaper at the production studio at any time.
AddressYokohama Information and Culture Center 11 Nihon-odori, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Business Hour10: 00-17: 00 (Last admission 16:30) [Closed] Mondays (Next day on public holidays and transfer holidays), 12 / 29-1 / 4
Average UsageGeneral ¥ 400, university student ¥ 300, high school student ¥ 200, free for junior high school students and younger
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