Two women in a kimono were standing in front of the large lantern at the Hozomon Gate

Women in kimono standing in front of the Hozomon Gate
Shot in Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo
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One of the new things that I have seen in Asakusa in the past 20 years or so is rickshaws and people wearing kimonos. Both of them fit into Asakusa, and they look natural, but I feel like they never existed before.

When I first started visiting Asakusa, I don't think I saw any rickshaws in the town. But before I knew it, as soon as I walked out of the Asakusa station and approached Kaminari-mon Street, there were many rickshaws waiting for customers. And now they have become a part of sightseeing in Asakusa.

The same goes for the kimono-clad people wandering around the temple grounds. Although people have been coming to Senso-ji Temple in kimono for a long time, I don't think there were as many people in kimono as there are now. I remember how rare it was to see them once in a while.

The increase in the number of people walking around in kimono is probably due to the increase in the number of kimono rental stores in this town. If you do a search for "Asakusa kimono rental," you'll see a list of many kimono rental stores. It's a hurdle to go to Asakusa with your own kimono, but if you can rent one locally, it's a lot less of a hurdle. There are many people who would like to wear a kimono and explore the area. Even tourists from other countries who are not familiar with kimono can easily experience the Japanese atmosphere.

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PHOTO DATA

No

11933

Shooting Date

Oct 2020

Posted On

June 10, 2021

Modified On

November 10, 2021

Place

Asakusa, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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