Hara Shobo has been in business for over 70 years, specializes in Ukiyo-e prints. Our collection ranges from affordable prints (approx. 10,000yen) to museum-quality pieces. With our broad knowledge and top-quality service, we are trusted by collectors and museum curators both in Japan and overseas.
I went here for the Oiran Dochu (festival) in June. The place was really busy with local people in their Yukatas, eating Yakitori, okonomiyaki and Takoyaki, drinking beer and having a good time. There was an oiran parade through the streets at the foot of the shrine, and the festival was so enjoyable, that I plan to return again next year! The Shrine itself is at the top of a steep staircase an... Read More
If you're walking along the Tokaido Road, the old route connecting Tokyo and Kyoto, naturally there are many shrines and temples. I thought that Shinagawa Shrine was the best taking consideration of it's size and unique characteristics. Upon entering, stairs bring you to small side stairs which then lead to the top of a mound with a nice view of Shinagawa. Climbing down the other side of the mo... Read More