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3 December 2015

The walking course in Tokyo vol.2, Nihon-bashi area, Tokyo, Japan

The Nihon-bashi area is the most historic commercial area in Tokyo. There had been a lot of brands or boutiques which have been run through for four hundred years in this small street. The brands or boutique had been kept the original place and original products. Ginza area where has the one hundred and fifty year old town, was known as the shopping area for the foreign tourists. In this Nihon-bashi area, they sell very traditional Japanese foods, sweets or instrument in each boutique or shops.

 

The Ninnben sell the ingredient for Dashi soup stock. The smell of the soup was filled in the shop area. Japanese customers will remind the Miso soup at their childhood morning.

The Kiya is famous as the Japanese knives and cooking instruments brand. They sell the original Houchou (cooking knives) in this boutique, one of the most popular products in foreign tourists in Japan. They also explain how to keep the shape and sharpness of Houchou.

 

The Gohuku boutique Echigo-ya selling Kimono or clothes was restarted as the department store named Mitsukoshi. In this article, I would like to explain about this department store building. Would you remember how many department stores have the historic and artistic signature stuff in them? The escalator in Harrods, the iron arches hall in Gallarie Raffiett, the main hall of Bon marche etc.

The building was built with the Renaissance style architecture in 1935. There were several signature places in this department store.

The first one was the statue of Magokoro --- the goodness of Sincerity ---. In the centre, you will find the beautiful goodness in the clouds. The Phoenix were flying around her. The statue gives luxury atmosphere in the main hall.

The second one was the statue of lions. These statue were seen the replica in all Mitsukoshi department entrance. The lions were motived the lion in the Trafalgar Square in London. As the legend known in the high school pupils, if you can climb to the back of lion without other eyes, you can get success in the examination of the university admission.

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