Kawagoe

Kawagoe

11/8/2013

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Kurazukuri

The term refers to a type of warehouse built with thick plaster walls and windows, partly to prevent theft. After a fire in 1893 destroyed most of the town, many of these were left standing, prompting more merchants to adopt the style.

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Thick Shutters

Built with overlapping edges

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Interiors

Staircases were so narrow!

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The Bell of Time

A belltower originally built in 1624. The present version was built in 1894, the year after the great fire

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Confectionery Row

Small backstreet lined with vendors, many selling baked goods based on sweet potatoes, for which the region is known

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Miscellaneous

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