ADMIRAL

Pursuing the origin of Admiral from the English tradition.

イギリスの伝統から紐解くアドミラルの源流

and Pub

教会同様、あらゆる町に必ずと言っていいほど存在するのがパブ。そもそもパブはパブリックハウス(公共の家)の略語で、前身は13世紀頃に生まれた“エール(ビール)ハウス”。国王が旅行者の安全を確保するために推奨し、今では地元民の憩いの場として地域に根付いている。ここへ来ればフィッシュ&チップスを頼むのが通例で、多めに塩とモルトビネガー(酢)を振りかけエールで胃袋へ流し込むのが英国流。最後にトワイスアップ(氷なしの水割り)のシングルモルトをひっかけるのも悪くない。

Similar to churches, the one thing you will find in almost any English town is the pub. Originally, the pub is an abbreviation of ヤpublic houseユ. The forerunner is the ヤale (beer) houseユ born in the 13th century. Recommended by the King, that such be established in order to retain the safety of travelers, it has now taken root in regions as a place to relax among the locals. It is customary for the British to order Fish & Chips, sprinkle an extra amount of salt and malt vinegar, and down it with ale. Finishing off with a twice-up (without ice) single malt could never go wrong.

and Thames River

ロンドン市内を横断し北海へと降り注ぐイングランドで最も長い川。英国最古の川と称されることもある。今でも、英国人たちからは親しみを込めて“父なる川”と呼ばれ、水資源の確保、交通路、都市と都市の境界線と生活の中で重要な役割を担っているのだ。世界の都市を流れる川で最も美しい川の一つに数えられ、そこへ架かる橋、ロンドン橋やタワーブリッジも魅力的な観光名所になっている。

The longest river in England flowing through London City, and pouring into the North Sea. It is also known as the oldest river in England. Called ヤFather Thamesユ by the British with familiarity, the river bears an important role for their daily life by securing water resources, intercommunication, and setting boundaries between cities. It is also globally counted as one of the most beautiful rivers flowing through a city while the famous London Bridge and Tower Bridge set above are attractive tourist spots.

and Music

音楽と英国は蜜月な関係といっていい。世界的ロックバンドを生み、商業ロックや階級制度のアンチテーゼの象徴だったパンクを育んだのは、何を隠そうココ英国。ロックにクラシックやジャズなどを取り入れたプログレッシブ・ロックや、ジャマイカの移民たちがレゲエサウンドをリミックスし発展させたダブなどを浸透させたのも英国だった。社会への反発心や伝統への対抗心。その文化的、社会的背景をのぞかせたソリッドな音こそ、英国音楽の魅力だろう。

Without exaggeration, music and England have a tight relation. It is no secret that England is the birth place for worldwide rock bands, and also Punk which was the symbol of antithesis towards commercial rock and the hierarchical system. Progressive Rock which took in elements of classic music and jazz etc. into rock, Dub which was developed by remixing the Reggae sounds brought in by the Jamaican immigrants were all infiltrated by none other than England. Confrontation towards tradition and repulsion towards society. The solid sound itself with cultural and social backgrounds peeping through is the attractiveness of British music.

and University

英国にある大学は、国が設立した機関から資金提供を受けているところが大半。だからほとんどが国立といえるかもしれない。英語圏では最古の歴史を誇るオックスフォード大学、世界最多のノーベル賞受賞者を輩出するケンブリッジ大学といった名門からは、時代にその名を刻む多くの偉人が巣立っていった。

The majority of universities in England are funded by institutions established by the nation. In this sense, most can be called national universities. Many great men who go down in history are known to have come from excellences such as Oxford University with one of the oldest histories in the Anglosphere and Cambridge University producing the most Nobel Prize winners.

and Football

フットボール起源は諸説あるが、厳密なルールが決められたのは19世紀中頃のイングランド。英国が“サッカーの母国”と呼ばれる所以だ。現在ではほぼすべての町にクラブチームが存在し、わが町のチームに大声援を送る。Admiralを語る上でもサッカーは不可欠。1970年代には世界的なクラブのマンチェスター・ユナイテッドやイングランドナショナルチームのオフィシャルスポンサーを務めたこともある。

Although there are various theories related to the origin of soccer, the strict rules were determined around the mid-19th century in England. This is also why England is also called ヤThe homeland of soccer. As of today, in almost all cities, there is a club team where the locals cheer for their home teams. Football is indispensable when talking about Admiral. In the 1970s, Admiral is known to have been the official sponsor of worldwide club teams such as Manchester United and also the English National Soccer Team.

and Rose Garden

イングランド王室の紋章にも採用され、国花としても知られるバラ。それもあり、英国の伝統文化に欠かせない存在で、英国人の多くが日々この花を慈しんでいる。よく知られるところではイギリス式庭園だろう。明確なルールはないにせよ、「バラを入れてこそ英国式」との考えは未だに根強く、これまでに多くの芸術家たちのインスピレーションの源となってきた。ローズ・オブ・ザ・マナーや、ヒドコート・マナー・ガーデンはその代表的な場所。

The rose is known as the national flower and is also chosen as the crest of the Royal Family. For this reason, the rose is indispensable for the English traditional culture and thus making the British to be affectionate. Commonly known is the English garden. Although there are no clear rules, the notion that any English garden must have roses still remains persistent and has also been the origin of inspiration for many artists. Lords of the Manor, Hidcote Manor Garden are some typically known spots.

and Royal Navy

周りを海に囲まれた島国である英国。そのため、海軍の歴史も実は相当古く9世紀にまでさかのぼる。そして、20世紀初頭までは世界最強とまでうたわれるほどだった。正式名称の“ロイヤルネイビー”からは英国王室との深い関係性が伝わってくるが、提督を意味するブランド名のadmiralとも実は浅からぬ関係。admiralのロゴは海軍提督の袖章をモチーフにしており、設立当初は英国海軍のユニフォームを製造、納入していた話はあまりにも有名だ。

England is an island surrounded by the ocean. For this, the history of the navy goes back as far as the 9th century. They have been extolled as the worldユs most powerful navy up until the early 20th century. The official name ヤRoyal Navyユ conveys its deep relation with the Royal Family, but also has deep ties with the brand name ヤAdmiralユ which also stands for the rank ヤadmiralユ. The Admiral logo uses the chevron of an admiralユs sleeve as a motif. It is also well known that Admiral in the early years of its establishment had been producing and delivering uniforms for the British Navy.

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