瑞穂町図書館/温故知新 ― 瑞穂町を旅する地域資料

瑞穂の地名

二、長谷部新田(はせべしんでん)  2. Hasebe Shinden

 南北の道路の東側の畑の地域の呼称である。一般的には、遠く離れた後世に開墾された畑と区別して人家に近い手勝手の良い畑が中原と呼ばれているが、長谷部新田の場合、周囲は風除けや、薪、落葉の採取地として林になっていたので、その内側の畑という意味で呼んでいたものか。It is the designation for the crop field area on the east side of the north-south road. In the case of Hasebe-shinden, its name may have derived from the meaning suggesting that it was within a field surrounded by a forest serving as a windbreak and for supplying firewood and fallen leaves to be harvested for compost. Generally, however, a crop field called Nakkapara was one near houses with good usability, and distinguished from those remote fields cleared and cultivated at a later historical time.