ZOU-NO-HANA TERRACE opened on June in 2009 to celebrate the milestone of 150 years since the Yokohama port's opening.
Built as a rest house with art space within ZOU-NO-HANA PARK, ZOU-NO-HANA Terrace is one of several hubs that promote a new urban development vision:"Creative City of Art and Culture, Yokohama".
Our concept is "cultural exchange" and "Yokohama Art Tourism".
We provide original cultural programs such as art exhibition , music, cinema,performing arts and workshops for various audiences.
ZOU-NO-HANA Terrace is operated by Culture and Tourism Bureau, City of Yokohama and Wacoal Art Center.
En Dance Studio 横浜校Distance: 0.2 mi詳しくは 中区本町4-43 セボン関内第2ビル Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0005 045-227-8073
Saint Maur International SchoolDistance: 1.4 mi詳しくは 中区山手町83 Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-8654 045-641-5751
Saint Maur International School, established in 1872 in Yokohama within the Greater Tokyo Area, is the oldest international school in Japan. The school, which is co-educational, caters to students of all nationalities and faiths from ages 2½ through high school age. Saint Maur International School is located in a historically international district in Yokohama, Japan, one of the few places where foreigners were allowed entrance into the country during the closed - country policy of the late Edo period.According to the Good Schools Guide International, "This is a small school which offers a quality education in a nurturing environment."School Motto and EmblemThe school motto of Saint Maur is Simple Dans Ma Vertu, Forte Dans Mon Devoir . The spool of string in the lower sector of the school emblem represents the hard work and commitment of students, and the rosarium represents the exploration of knowledge and prayer to God. The white margaret flowers adorning both sides represent pureness of heart, and the shield in the center is a representation of enduring hardship through putting the school motto and teachings in practice.HistoryEstablished in 1872 by the missionary Sisters of the Holy Infant Jesus from the Saint Maur Rue in Paris, France, Saint Maur began with "direct support received from over 15 legations, such as the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France, Austria, Holland, and Germany." Although it is a Catholic school, the school emphasizes the philosophy and approach of "acceptance of all." In 1884, the buildings were devastated by a typhoon and in 1894, an earthquake demolished the school. Its Japanese medium sister school, Futaba Gakuen, was founded 1901 for local girls. The school was closed during World War II. In 1947 Sister Carmel O’Keeffe (1918-2011) was sent to Japan to reopen the school and would serve as principal from 1967 to 1991.
Minato Mirai 21, is the central business district of Yokohama, Japan. Initially developed in the 1980s, Minato Mirai 21 was designed as a large master-planned development and new urban center planned to connect Yokohama's traditionally important areas and commercial centers of Kannai and the Yokohama Station area.Today, Minato Mirai is a major center for business, shopping, and tourism, attracting visitors and businesspersons throughout the Greater Tokyo Area. The business district is host to several major hotels, office towers including the Yokohama Landmark Tower, the Pacifico Yokohama convention center, art museums, and numerous cafés and shops in shopping centers and along its central pedestrian mall. The area continues to be developed as originally envisioned in the 1980s.OverviewMinato Mirai 21 was originally proposed as one of Yokohama's six major development plans by the mayor of Yokohama, Ichio Asukata, in 1965. After several assessments and review sessions, actual construction started in 1983. The area where it is located was once known as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Yokohama shipyard and the Japanese National Railways classification yard, Takashima wharf and Shinko wharf of Port of Yokohama. Conducted as an urban renewal and reclaimed land project, the port and industrial areas once divided the two city centers of Kannai and the Yokohama Station area. With the development of Minato Mirai 21, the two city centers were linked and now form part of the business and central 'core' of Yokohama. The name "Minato Mirai 21", was selected by a public opinion poll, and means "Port of the Future the 21".
Motomachi is a district of Naka Ward in Yokohama, Japan, located immediately west of Yamate and east of Chinatown. It consists mainly of the Motomachi Shopping Street, a five-block long stretch of boutiques and shops, well known in Japan for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, original fashion, and Western influence.HistoryMotomachi was originally a quiet farming and fishing village until 1859, when the Port of Yokohama was opened. Since then, the close-by Kannai district became the foreigners' business district, and the adjacent Yamate and Yamashitacho districts became the foreigners' residential districts. Situated in-between, with Yamate to the east, and Kannai and Yamashitacho to the west, Motomachi became frequented by many foreigners. Shops and businesses were opened, catering to the needs of foreigners.Soon after the start of the Meiji era, the number of foreign residents increased. And western influence became more evident in Motomachi, with the opening of many cafés, bakeries, and boutiques. Such shops were uncommon in Japan at the time, and Motomachi helped introduce Western culture into Japan, as part of what is called bunmei kaika. This was the beginning of the Motomachi Shopping Street as it is known as of 2008.In the 1970s, the "Motomachi Shopping Street" produced a new style of fashion called the hama tora (short for "Yokohama traditional"). The most famous producers of the hama tora style were Kitamura, Mihama, and Fukuzō, three of the most fashionable boutiques in Motomachi.
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"break the rules！"
mass x mass Kannai, where we can start something new
Kanagawa-ken Chusho-kigyo Kyosai Kaikan 1F&2F, Kitanakadori, Naka Ward, Yokohama City 〒231-0003
E-mail/ [email protected]
Mass × mass Kannai was established in March 2011 to change the lifestyle of the people through “practicing new working style,” create an “area with distinctive features,” which fosters human relations, and produce “something,” which can be a hint to solving various social problems. This is a place where you can collaborate with local companies and NPOs, industrial support organizations and NPO support organizations, and relevant administrative bodies, through which you can develop or expand your business, and also produce new values and cultures.
Mass x mass Kannai is a place where people think, on and off the job, about the way of working and living, those who are trying to start new industries and projects can meet beyond the industrial and organizational boundaries, and new value will be created. Mass x mass Kannai will never fail to meet your expectations.
＊This project is part of the Yokohama City Model Project for the Establishment of a Business Incubation Base and the Network Formation of Entrepreneurs.
(1)Fostering of and assistance for entrepreneurs mainly in social business,
(2)Opening and management of business incubation facilities,
(3)Network formation of the business incubation facilities,
(4)Other projects related to the aforementioned business
Mass x mass Kannai is operated by Kannai Innovation Initiative Co., Ltd., under the cooperation of major companies in Yokohama City and Kanagawa Prefecture, and support organizations with experience in Kanagawa Prefecture, Tokyo, and other places.
Kannai Innovation Initiative Co., Ltd. Established: December 15, 2010／Address: Kannai Future Center, 3-33 Kitanakadori, Naka Ward, Yokohama City 〒231-0003／Capital: 20.5 million yen／President: Kiyoshi Haneda
Concept―From Yokohama, Three Functions to Enjoy the Change, and Practice a New Working Style
1. Networking Exchange and network function: Creating new business, providing business matching and facilitation functions through organizing workshops to promote collaboration among entrepreneurs in various fields and local businesses
2. Fostering Incubation function: Providing various kinds of assistance depending on the development level of entrepreneurs, from the formulation of business plans to marketing, financing, and the development of new markets
3. Creating Providing an assistance menu based on the working style: actively developing new services to help the daily business activities of entrepreneurs, including advanced information and communication services suitable for a model facility, advanced use of multifunctional machines, and also conducting social experiments
For Further Development, As a Future Center which Attracts Change-Conscious People
A future center is a place for a creative dialogue where people from wide-ranging fields gather and discuss to solve mid- and long-term issues. Mass x mass Kannai will collaborate with those working on the community building of the Kannai and Kangai areas, find new torchbearers of community building, and also transmit how to work on the current regional and social issues. In the Western countries, there are many places that provide “co-working space (*1)” for social business. The Hub in the United Kingdom is a representative one, but similar facilities are coming up in South Korea and other Asian countries.
Mass x mass Kannai is planning to loosely collaborate with those facilities, providing opportunities for the exchange of information and human resources in the field of sustainable business models of social entrepreneurs, and ultimately expand a network to make a better community. Believing that our activities will contribute to the economic development of this area, we will continue to provide information and promote communication.
After the earthquake, not a few people have come to recognize again the reality of their family and their own social responsibilities. We will organize events and establish a system so that those conscious people, as we call “probono (*2),” can join the programs of NPOs and social businesses, and also other community-building activities.
*1. Co-working Space is a new type of common office. Individual workers work in one comfortable place and communicate with one another, enabling them to share various ideas and knowledge and improve their performance. This movement started in the United Kingdom and other European countries in recent years.
*2. Probono comes from “pro bono publico” in Latin, meaning “for the public good.” Originally it referred to the volunteer activities of lawyers, but recently it has come to include specialists in all fields who are trying to contribute to the society, utilizing their professional knowledge and skills.
Bashamichi Station is an underground railway station on the Minatomirai Line in Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan operated by the third-sector railway operating company Yokohama Minatomirai Railway.LinesBashamichi Station is served by the 4.1 km underground Minatomirai Line from to, and is 2.6 km from the starting point of the Minatomirai Line at Yokohama Station. Trains through-run to and from the Tokyu Toyoko Line from Shibuya Station and beyond on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line and Tobu Tojo Line and Seibu Ikebukuro Line.HistoryBashamichi Station opened on 1 February 2004, coinciding with the opening of the Minatomirai Line.Passenger statisticsIn fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 32,446 passengers daily.
Nihon-ōdōri Station is an underground railway station on the Minatomirai Line in Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by the third-sector railway operating company Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company. Its official name is Nihon-ōdōri Station, including the sub-name in parentheses.LinesNihon-ōdōri Station is served by the 4.1 km underground Minatomirai Line from to, and is 3.2 km from the starting point of the line at Yokohama Station. Trains through-run to and from the Tokyu Toyoko Line from Shibuya Station and beyond on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line and Tobu Tojo Line and Seibu Ikebukuro Line.HistoryNihon-ōdōri Station opened on 1 February 2004, coinciding with the opening of the Minatomirai Line.Passenger statisticsIn fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 21,879 passengers daily.Surrounding area Yokohama Stadium - 2-minute walk, heading south of the station Osanbashi Pier - 5-minute walk, heading north of the station Kanagawa Prefectural Government ("King's Tower") - at the Kenchō Exit (western end of the station) Naka Ward Office - 2-minute walk, heading south of the station Yokohama Archives of History
The is a museum in Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, dedicated to the maritime history of Japan and of the museum's operator, shipping company Nippon Yūsen Kabushiki Kaisha ("NYK Line"). It was opened in 1993.AccessThe museum is a two-minute walk from Bashamichi Station on the Minatomirai Line.