support this research
61228-0002 - Asakusa Nakamise, 1920s

Tokyo 1920s
Asakusa Nakamise

Artist Unknown
Publisher Seikaido
Medium Postcard
Period Showa
Location Tokyo
Image No. 61228-0002
Purchase Digital File
Author

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.

see current map

Published
Updated

Leave a Comment

Reference for Citations

Duits, Kjeld (). Tokyo 1920s: Asakusa Nakamise, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on October 1, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/613/asakusa-nakamise-niomon

I have a small favor to ask

Old Photos of Japan aims to be your personal museum for Japan's visual heritage to increase our understanding of Japanese culture and society.

Finding, acquiring, scanning, restoring, researching and conserving these vintage images, and making the imagery and research freely available online, takes serious time, money and effort.

I do this without charging for access, selling user data, or running ads.

Your support helps to make this possible, and ensures that this important visual heritage of Japan will not be lost and forgotten.

If you can, please consider supporting Old Photos of Japan with a regular amount each month. Or become a volunteer.

Thank you,
Kjeld Duits

support this research

Explore More

…

1890s
Japanese Sweets Shop

A Japanese confectionery shop offering a wide variety of mouth-watering sweets. Notice the space in front of the display boxes. Customers sat here while being served.

…

Kyoto 1910s
Yasaka Pagoda

Located between Yasaka Shrine, famed for its Gion Matsuri, and Kiyomizudera, known for its enormous wooden stage, stands the 46 meter high Yasaka Pagoda, built around a single wooden shaft.

…

Kyoto 1880s
Kiyomizudera

A beautiful view on the huge wooden veranda of Kiyomizudera in Kyoto’s Higashiyama area.

Add Comment

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

·

Asakusa!!

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

·

(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?

·