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Writer:Yuta Sakaguchi

Hi, I’m Yuta. I grew up and live in Yokohama, a port city near Tokyo. I once lived in Kichijoji, located in the western part of Tokyo. I love walking around a street and taking pictures. On my article I introduce attractions mainly of Tokyo with many wonderful pictures. Please enjoy them!

Demboin-dori Street: where a streetscape during the Edo period (1603 - 1868) is reproduced!

October 23, 2015

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Nezumi Kozo (a Japanese chivalrous thief in the Edo period) on a roof

Located in Asakusa, Demboin-dori Street is a shopping street where a streetscape during the Edo period (1603 - 1868) is reproduced. There are many stores such as shops selling craft products and restaurants in a line. Running to the south of Demboin Temple of Sensoji Temple, it expands about 200 meters intersecting Nakamise Street. The charm of the street is that various decorations relating to the Edo period appear there and here. For example, Nezumi Kozo (a Japanese chivalrous thief in the Edo period) stands on a roof and pictures that depict the customs of the Edo period are drawn on shutters of the shops. Discovering these decorations while walking is one way of enjoying Demboin-dori Street. As for shops selling craft products, Kanaya Brush dealing with toothbrushes, pill removing brushes, etc. and Ojima dealing with Edo kiriko (Edo-style cut glass) are famous. As for restaurants Asakusa Menchi serving menchi-katsu (a fried cake of minced meat) and Daikokuya serving tendon (a bowl of rice topped with deep‐fried fish and vegetables) are popular. There are many attractions in Demboin-dori Street. Why don’t you walk around the street when you visit Sensoji Temple?


Demboin-dori Street


A picture that depict the customs of the Edo period drawn on shutters


A kimono fabric shop


Daikokuya


Demboin-dori Street


Demboin-dori Street


Demboin-dori Street and Tokyo Skytree


Demboin-dori Street


Demboin-dori Street


Demboin-dori Street


A picture that depict the customs of the Edo period drawn on shutters


A picture that depict the customs of the Edo period drawn on shutters

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