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

 秩父街道の北側には享保年間に上成木村より出た清水八郎右衛門ら七軒の百姓が住み、七軒新田と俗称される新田を開発したが、それらの集落のあったあたりの地名。北西は台地が張り出し、地下水位も低いため、長雨のあとに水が湧き出たこともあった。このように水の得やすいという意味からつけられた地名であろう。It was the name of the place in the vicinity of the community, commonly called Shichi-ken-shinden, which was developed by seven farmers, including Shimizu Hachiro'emon, who came from Kami-Nariki Village during the Kyoho period and lived on the north side of Chichibu Kaido. Because of an overhanging a plateau in the northwest, the underground water level was low, with significant water sprung up from the ground after a long spell of rain. Thus such a name would indicate a place where it was easy to obtain water.
 現在は、水保町と呼ばれているが、旧地名の意味を保ちながら、更に瑞穂町の音にあやかったものであろう。Now, it is called Mizuho-cho (水保町), which retains a sense of the old place name of Mizukubo (水久保) while also sharing some of the sound of Mizuho-machi (瑞穂町).