With strategy of the Sumida Area Brand

Strength of Sumida to see for history

After the big fire of the Meiryaku era, the southern part became new addresses such as samurai residences, and craftsman and merchant moved, too and began production and sales of daily necessities. The northern part remained an agricultural area, but the Sumida River whole area becomes perfect sight-seeing place of Edo citizen. To date cherry blossom at Bokutei which continued, sumo of the two countries, fireworks of the Sumida River were created. By the modernization of Meiji, it became the modern light industries birthplace by promotion of industry policy. We suffered serious damage by the Great Kanto Earthquake and Tokyo blitzkrieg, but production of daily necessities or various parts does not use accumulation after the Meiji era to base now from postwar period either.


With big fire of 1600 - Meiryaku era in a part of Edo

Kyoka Ehon(picture book) "list of picture book Sumida River both sides" (Sumida-ku storehouse) ※Turnout of Ryogokubashi
Kyoka Ehon(picture book) "list of picture book Sumida River both sides" (Sumida-ku storehouse) ※Turnout of Ryogokubashi

Big fire of the Meiryaku era of 1657 (Meireki 3) has almost annihilated Edo. Ryogokubashi was built over the Sumida River in 1659 (Manji 2) by later fire prevention measures-centered city revival, and the southern part (court noble) was chosen in new addresses such as samurai residences. On the other hand, the northern part kept moving forward as provand place of Edo citizen as agricultural area.

- cherry blossom at Bokutei, fireworks, sumo begin in 1700, and Hokusai is born

General Yoshimune planted cherry blossoms on Sumida bank in 1717 (Kyoho 2) and did with pleasure resort of general public. Fireworks of the Sumida River begin in 1733 (Kyoho 18) as river festival of the two countries. Sumo was performed in court noble Eko-in Temple in 1781 (Tenmei 1). It is about 1702 (Genroku 15) that making a raid to Kira's residence by Ako Roshi got up. In addition, Katsushika Hokusai of illustrator on behalf of Japan was created in Honjo drain (current Kamezawa) in 1760 (Horeki 10).

Industry begins in 1800 with - castings, and variety of flowers garden and Katsu Kaishu are born

We made use of supply of water of the Sumida River and canal, and local industry such as tile, dyeing, wood, casting developed. When the Meiji era began, metal toy and vitrifacture began in court nobles, too. In 1804 (Bunka 2), chic person, Sahara Kikuu of Edo opened Mukojima Hyakkaen. In addition, it is about 1823 (Bunsei 6) that Katsu Kaishu which accomplished "Bloodless takeover of Edo castle" was created in court noble Kamezawa town (current 3, Ryogoku).


Industrial pioneer including 1870 - leather, knit match brick

Match of new invasion-warning facilities company (shinsuisha) Match of new invasion-warning facilities company (shinsuisha)
Match of new invasion-warning facilities company (shinsuisha)

Land prices cheapness promoted industrial introduction on surplus of human resources by fall of samurai, Mukaijima side on waterway of length and breadth as transfer line, the court noble side. We had transfer of skin trade which developed in Asakusa, move from Fukagawa of knit factory, founding of our country's first match manufacturer, conversion to brickyard of tile supplier to produce.

Base of the textile industry best for 1,880 years in - Japan, Kanegafuchi Boseki Co., Ltd. founding

Kanegafuchi Boseki Co., Ltd.
Kanegafuchi Boseki Co., Ltd.

Kanegafuchi Boseki Co., Ltd. was established in 1889 (Meiji 22) by Sumida village and started the operation. It is the same age that toy factory made of our country's first celluloid was established.

Including 1890 - vehicle, soap, clock, toothbrushing founding, railroad are opened one after another, too

"Newspaper ad at the time of the lion toothbrushing (Kobayashi Tomijiro Shoten Co., Ltd.) release"
Lion toothbrushing (Kobayashi Tomijiro Shoten Co., Ltd.)
Newspaper ad at the time of the release

"Paulownia boxed Kao Corporation" (the 1890 release)
"Paulownia boxed Kao Corporation"
(the 1890 release)

Our country's first vehicle manufacturer is established in Kinshicho, and Seikosha Co., ltd. starts clock production in court noble Ishiwara town. As for Hoseisha Co., Ltd. (the existing Tamanohada Soap corporation), the release of Shishizirushi Lion Shima Co., Ltd. and factory transfer of Nagase Shoten Co., Ltd. (later Kao Co., Ltd.) these days. Sobu Line is opened in 1894 (Meiji 37).

We form - rubber, bicycle, beer, print and combat uniform-related industrial area in 1900

Establishment of Toyo Gom Co., Ltd., start of design and fabrication of bicycle of Miyata Seijusho Co., Ltd., the completion of Sapporo Beer Co., Ltd. Tokyo Factory, factory start of TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. are recent things. Munition combat uniform product that miscellaneous goods were daily wages-related in around Sumida-ku was the center whereas around Ota-ku was good at the field of firearms and precision instrument. Knit industry and skin trade are concentrated, and this tendency continues to date.


The Taisho era

Is severely wounding by - earthquake disaster for 1,910 years, but to Mukaijima gay quarters active state, the stage of literature

The Great Kanto Earthquake (terrible sight of Azumabashi)
The Great Kanto Earthquake (terrible sight of Azumabashi)

By great earthquake disaster of September 1, 1923 (Taisho 12), 95% of court noble ward, more than five factory 804 have been destroyed by fire. Afterwards, large factory moved to the suburbs, and, in the court noble ward, it was mainly on knit, paper-products, sewing, toy in accumulation place of medium and small-sized business when the Showa era began. There was prosperity of World War I in Mukaijima, too, and gay quarters of Mukaijima presented active state. Including Mukaijima, Sumida-ku becomes stage of various literary works including "Bokuto Kidan" of Nagai Kafu.



We slant toward - military demand production in 1940 and are defeated with Tokyo blitzkrieg

Becoming went ahead through control of economy to be given priority, and factory gradually made munition production munitions factory more these days. However, air raid began in 1944 (Showa 19), and 96% of court noble ward, 57% of Mukaijimaku invited destruction by fire and defeat by Tokyo blitzkrieg of March 10, 1945 (Showa 20).

We produce mainly on export increase, fiber, metal, machine by - Korea disturbance emergency demand in 1950 and become active

In 1947 (Showa 22), both court noble, Mukaijima wards are merged, and Sumida-ku is born. Korea disturbance emergency demand economy caused so-called "thread strange" (we point to fiber-related industry) boom and, including textile, did production of metal or machines lively.

1960 - period of high growth, progress of urbanization

Knit factory (the 40, Showa generation)
Knit factory (the 40, Showa generation)

Asahi Beer Co., Ltd. Azumabashi Factory (1967)
Asahi Beer Co., Ltd. Azumabashi Factory (1967)

We entered the rapid economic growth period, and urbanization progressed. Factory continued increasing to Sumida City more and more and peaked with 9,703 in 1970 (Showa 45).

Move of 1970 - carpenter ground, revival of the Sumida River fireworks festival

Fireworks festival of the Sumida River
Fireworks festival of the Sumida River

For factory expansion, outside of a ward move of large factory advanced. On the other hand, in what fireworks festival of the Sumida River which was event to represent area revived, and came to gather many crowds these days.

1980 ... "Littele Museum" establishment, Ryogoku Kokugikan completion

Sumida Meister
Sumida Meister

Sumida Industrial Hall and Sumida Business Adovisory and Assistance Center open, and industrial measure of Sumida-ku attracts attention. "Littele Museum" was established as part of 3M motion in 1987 (Showa 62). It is about 1984 (Showa 59) that Ryogoku Kokugikan is completed, and sumo returned from Kuramae.



In town which it does well by - redevelopment in 1990, and there is

Kokusai Fashion Center Inc.
Kokusai Fashion Center Inc.

Olinas is completed, and Urban District Redevelopment Project is completed at the Kinshicho Station north exit in 1997 (Heisei 9), and one of the best concert halls, Sumida Toriphony Hall in Japan opens followed by the formation of new cityscape advances to Kinshicho in the two countries in Kokusai Fashion Center Inc., 2006 (Heisei 18) in 2000 (Heisei 12).