Ginbura Hyakunen

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.22

The Centennial of the Ginza Street Association

Every town in Japan has a local merchants’ association and Ginza, being no exception, is home to theGinza Street Association, established in 1919 (Taisho 8). If I were to refer to it as the first or pioneer of merchants’ associations, I would probably receive comments from other associations claim...

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.21

The continuing strong presence of Echigoya kimono store

Ginza is home to several long-established stores that have been in business since the Edo period, but few have continued to run the same business. The long-established Echigoya, located in 2-chome on Ginza-dori, is an example of those rare stores. Miu Miu, Prada’s sister brand, is on the first flo...

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...

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