Taimeiken is a very famous restaurant in Nihonbashi and was founded in 1931. Its founder, Mr. Motegi, founded the “Kite Museum” in 1977 because he loved kites. In the kite museum in “Taimeiken”, about 3,000 kites collected from all over Japan are exhibited. Not only in Japan but also in a wide variety of kites and kite paintings around the world. All the kites on display are original Edo kites. Edo kites were born from the common people and samurai who were isolated and the culture unique to Japan blossomed. The Edo kite seen here was drawn by kite painter Sadazo Hashimoto. This museum is recommended for those who want to know the history of old-fashioned kites.
360 years in business About Matsuzakaya Honten, a Hakone Ashinoyu Onsen Founded in 1662 and depicted in Hiroshige Utagawa's ukiyoe woodblock prints, Matsuzakaya Honten has been a long-established onsen inn since the Edo period. The inn has been visited by many...