61228-0002 - Asakusa Nakamise, 1920s

Tokyo 1920s
Asakusa Nakamise

Artist Unknown
Publisher Seikaido
Medium Postcard
Period Showa
Location Tokyo
Image No. 61228-0002
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The Nakamise souvenir shops at the Buddhist temple Senso-ji in Asakusa, Tokyo. In the back the huge Niomon (仁王門) entrance gate can be seen.

The first shops were built on this location in 1885 (Meiji 18). They were destroyed during the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, but they were rebuilt in concrete in 1925.

For detailed information about the Nakamise, read Tokyo 1934 • Asakusa Nakamise. Also see Tokyo 1910s • Asakusa Nakamise.

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Duits, Kjeld (). Tokyo 1920s: Asakusa Nakamise, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on January 20, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/613/asakusa-nakamise-niomon

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Interesting to see the Senso-ji temple without the giant lantern.

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Asakusa!!

I want that green Meisen Haori!
but most of Meisen are too small for me :(

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(Author)

Amazing that you were able to pick out the green meisen haori! The place looks so much better with all those people in kimono, don’t you think?

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