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120821-0016 - Nihonbashi Bridge


Tokyo Meiji 1900s Unknown

A streetcar crosses Nihonbashi bridge in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, designed by Yorinaka Tsumaki (妻木頼黄, 1859-1916). The white buildings on the right constitute the Tokyo fish-market.

During the early Edo Period (1603-1868), Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu invited fishermen from Tsukudajima in Osaka to Edo to provide fish for the castle. These fishermen started a specialized wholesale market called Uogashi (fish quay) in Nihonbashi.

After the Nihonbashi fish-market was destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of September 1, 1923 (Taisho 12), it was relocated to the Tsukiji district.

In October 2018 (Heisei 30), the market was moved again, to Toyosu.

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