Ginbura Hyakunen

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.20

The people who created Ginza’s India, “Nair’s” in Higashi-Ginza

The quaint building of the tabi socks retailer, Oonoya, still stands on the corner of Miharabashi intersection closest to Shimbashi. Two or three buildings away on Showa-dori, in the direction of Kyobashi we can still find a small two-story building, which is home to Nair’s Restaurant, an Indian...

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.19

A visit Kyobunkwan with a sacred feeling

Until very recently, I had believed that Wako was the only building standing on Ginza’s main street (Ginza-dori) from before World War II. However, Kyobunkwan Seishokan (Bible Building), standing on the northern corner of the same 4-chome intersection is also a classical piece of architecture co...

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.18

Nishi Ginza, a new stylish way

There is a special place in my heart for “Nishiginza.” I should note that “Nishiginza” is not an address found on a map of the area (although there was formerly an area called Ginza-nishi). However, the name of the station on the Marunouchi Line was initially “Nishiginza.” As I mentioned in an e...

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.17

Ginza Toraya’s Panama Hat

Hat stores become Ginza. A while ago, you could walk down Ginza-dori and find long-established hat stores on both the southern edge and northern edge of the street - Daitoku in Ginza 8-chome and Toraya in Ginza 2-chome. Daitoku, which was located near Shimbashi closed almost thirty years ago, but ...

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.16

TEIMEN and the Ginza Ivy Era

 Two summers ago, I happened to walk into Teijin Men’s Shop and bought a shirt for the first time in many years. It was a white seersucker shirt with small yacht prints. It reminded me of old times when “sports shirts” were the fashion, and last year I bought a navy shirt exactly like it but with ...