Yamadai Utsumi Suisan: Construction has commenced!

Yamadai Utsumi Suisan: Construction has commenced!

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Oct 15, 2013
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On August 20, Yamadai-Utsumi Suisan held a groundbreaking ceremony (Ji chin sai) - a Japanese ritual that is performed before the construction of a new building. The owner, architect, contractors and MakiBiz staff attended this ceremony lead by a shinto master.

8月20日、ヤマダイ内海水産で地鎮祭が行われ、オーナーの内海さんと建築家、施工業者、そしてまきビズスタッフが参加しました。

During this ceremony, Mr. Utsumi expressed his great appreciation to the entire team with an emotional speech saying, "We would not be able to get back on our feet without the help of everyone here." His tearful eyes spoke greatly of his hardship.

地鎮祭で内海さんは「皆さんのお陰で私たちは事業を再開できます」、と涙ながらおっしゃっていました。内海さんたちがこれまでに乗り越えてきた御苦労が伝わってきました。

With the groundbreaking ceremony done, construction is now officially underway. Preparation for the foundation pour was put in place on September 24, and the first concrete was done shortly after. Construction is progressing as scheduled.

その後工事は着々と進んでいます。9月24日に基礎工事が行われ、コンクリートが流し込まれました。建設は予定通り進んでます。


Preparation for the foundation pour is put in place, and construction is progressing as scheduled.
コンクリートの流し込みの準備が行われ、建設は予定通り進んでいます。


The bounded construction site.
囲まれた建設現場。


The Groundbreaking ceremony takes place in the rain.
雨の中、地鎮祭が行われました。(でも「雨降って地固まる」ともいいますね。)


The owner, Utsumi-san participates in the ceremony.
オーナーの内海さんも儀式に参加。


Shinto Master leads the groundbreaking ceremony.
地鎮祭の儀式をとりしきる神職。