The four common elements: shrines, bridges, avenues and Japanese ordinary daily life.

The restored Fukutoku Shrine, Chuo-Dori avenue with lively shops, and the Nihonbashi Bridge, the starting point of the Japan Five Highways.

The Asakusa Shrine, which was built as a donation to the 3rd Tokugawa Shogun Iemitsu, 
the Asakusa Street with Edomae (Edo Period style) Tempura, Soba and other traditional Japanese food restaurants, 
and Azumabashi Bridge, probably the most famous bridge that crosses over the Sumidagawa river.…

As an outsider, an American man who has resided in Japan for over 40 years, and a woman from Aichi Prefecture draw the two cities from their perspective.
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    Edward LEVINSON

    The United States of America
  • Nihonbashi and Asakusa photo1

    Local guardian deity, also functioning as a storage
    place for disaster prevention equipment

    Fukutoku Shrine

  • Nihonbashi and Asakusa photo2

    Show windows reflecting Japanese seasonal features with Edo taste

  • Nihonbashi and Asakusa photo3

    Show windows reflecting Japanese seasonal features with Edo taste

  • Nihonbashi and Asakusa photo4

    A National Important Cultural Property appointed by the Agency for Cultural Affairs

    Nihonbashi Bridge

  • Nihonbashi and Asakusa photo5

    The prestigious department store in Japan

    The Flagship Store of Mitsukoshi Department Store

  • Nihonbashi and Asakusa photo6

    New Symbol of Asakusa: Sky-tree and Asahi Flame designed by Philippe Starck

  • Nihonbashi and Asakusa photo7

    Asakura Station and Asakusa Street

  • Nihonbashi and Asakusa photo8

    Sumidagawa River

  • Nihonbashi and Asakusa photo9

    Azumabashi Bridge

  • Nihonbashi and Asakusa photo10

    Gold-fish - Cool Edo

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