Nakamise Of Senso-ji

Nakamise of Senso-ji
Shot in Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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A lot of people were walking along the Nakamise, which stretched straight towards the Hozo-mon gate

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.

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Jun 2021 IN THE CITY TOKYO

Where is Nakamise of Senso-ji Temple?

PHOTO DATA

No

11932

Shooting Date

Oct 2020

Posted On

June 9, 2021

Modified On

June 10, 2021

Place

Asakusa, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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