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See also Kanda, Fukuoka and the disambiguation
page for Kanda.
Kanda (神田) is a district in Chiyoda, Tokyo,
Japan. It encompasses about
thirty neighborhoods. Kanda was a ward prior to 1947, when the 35
wards of Tokyo were reorganized
It is home to the Kanda Myojin (Shinto) shrine, devoted to
Masakado, who led a rebellion against the central government
during the Heian
In the Edo period, the shrine's festival was one of the three
most famous in the city.
Kanda is also the home of the Tokyo
Resurrection Cathedral which was built by Nicholas of
Japan and is the main Cathedral of the Japanese Orthodox Church.
There are a lot of bookstores and second hand bookshops in
Monument to Zenigata Heiji
A popular Japanese television series, Zenigata
Heiji, features a fictitious police patrolman (the title
character) whose beat is Kanda. Near the end of every show, Heiji
fells the dastardly villain by throwing a coin at him.