Old-fashioned buildings lined both sides of the narrow street. This is Shantang Street in Suzhou. It is said to be a town built in the Tang Dynasty, so it has a very long history. It was around the time when Abeno Nakamaro traveled to the mainland as a student to Tang China.
That said, it is hard to imagine that the stores operating in Shantang Street today have been around since that time. Even if the townscape as a vessel is old, the stores inside must not be that old.
A lantern was hanging from a building with such a history, and a man standing under a banner that was out was looking back as if he was searching for something.
|Oct 2008 CHINA IN THE CITY|
|LANTERN LOOK BACK ROAD SUZHOU WORLD HERITAGE SITE|
October 1, 2008
April 3, 2023
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