Having grown up in Tokyo, when I hear the word "Nakamise", I think of the street in Asakusa where all the stores are lined up, but the word "Nakamise" seems to be a common noun. Indeed, the Nakamise in Asakusa is also located along the approach from the Kaminari-mon gate of Senso-ji Temple to the main hall.
It is said to have been built between the late 17th and early 18th centuries, so the history of Nakamise at Senso-ji Temple is long. It is said to be one of the oldest shopping streets in Japan. As the number of visitors to Senso-ji Temple increased after the opening of the Edo Shogunate, the Shogunate gave permission to the neighborhood people who were in charge of cleaning the temple grounds to open stores on the approach to the temple.
The Nakamise of Asakusa was crowded on this day as well. A lot of people were walking along the narrow Nakamise stretching towards the Hozo-mon Gate. There were souvenir shops and small stores selling food. I wandered along with the crowds. Although I am not interested in Japanese style goods, I am always curious about sweet potato jelly and doll pancakes.
|Jun 2021 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|APPROACH ASAKUSA GATE SENSO-JI SHOPPING ARCADE|
June 9, 2021
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF