Ginbura Hyakunen

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.12

Sasaki Shoten, retailer of pipes and “Tsuya-fukin”

 When I walk along Ginza Dori towards Kyobashi, I always feel somewhat relieved at the sight of Sasaki Shoten’s projecting signboard depicting a pipe in Ginza 1-chome. A symbolic sign  Right beyond it (on its northern side) sits KIRARITOGINZA, a commercial establishment that ...

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.11

Memories of Gekkoso and Dried Sardines

 Last month, visiting Taimei Elementary School for an interview for this series reminded me of the art supply store “Gekkoso.” When I was in junior high school, our sketchbooks and oil paints all came from Gekkoso. The store currently stands on Hanatsubaki Dori in Ginza 8-chome, but back then, i...

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.10

A visit to Taimei Elementary School, king of elementary schools

On the sixth floor of Tokyu Plaza Ginza, which was recently built in Sukiyabashi, Marufuku Coffee from Hozen-ji Yokocho in Osaka has opened a coffee shop. I have a special liking for coffee shops from the Kansai area, such as Inoda Coffee in the upper floors of Daimaru Department Store in T...

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.09

A Senbei Store in Ginza

Namiki-dori is one of my favorite strolling streets. In the volume about Mikasa Kaikan, I illustrated the townscape on the southern side of Harumi-dori, but the northern side is just as nice. First, as we enter the street, there is the Teijin Men’s Shop, which used to be the center of the then pop...

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.08

Advertisements of Ginza in 1911 (Meiji 44)

In the last volume, I wrote about Tenkado, which could be described as an early department store that used to stand in Ginza 8-chome. Finishing the article, I was left curious about a detail regarding the store. I had always assumed, from a newspaper ad dated November 1909 (Meiji 42) announcing th...

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