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|Tateishi is a neighborhood in Katsushika Ward on the eastern side of the
Arakawa River locating on the edge of the metropolis Tokyo. The area is
packed with nostalgic decrepit shopping streets. The area retains an atmosphere
associated with Tokyo's shitamachi (commoners area) old-fashioned neighborhoods.
Visitors here will fall into an illusion that they are back to the time
and place some 50 years ago. Tateishi Nakamise, an old-fashioned shopping
street near the railway Keisei-Tateishi station was started soon after
World War II. At the market are sold cheap vegetables, grilled yakitori
and squids, drinking houses etc. Until around 1980, Tateishi was home to
numerous small, family-owned factories. Today many of these have closed
and small apartment houses now occupy many of their former sites.
Access: Tateishi Station on Keisei Line from Ueno.
KATSUSHIKA TRADITIONAL CRAFTS BUILDING
|In Katsushika-ku, there still exist many craftsmen succeeding the traditional
skills since the time of Edo era and Meiji period. They examine natural
materials closely with the inherited perceptions cultivated by longtime
practices and produce traditional industrial art objects making full use
of the traditional skills for the present and the future. At the hall,
traditional crafts produced in Katsushika-ku are displayed and sold on
Open: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Mon. and Tue.)
Address: 7-3-16 Tateishi, Katsushika-ku
Access: 5 minutes walk from Tateishi Station on Keisei Line