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Akasaka Collection

Akasaka, a vibrant district in Tokyo, Japan, is steeped in rich history and cultural significance

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Akasaka Collection: Japan - Akasaka-mitsuke, Tokyo
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Akasaka Collection: Akasaka, Fujikawa, Okazaki, Chiryu, and Narumi, from the series 'Famous Places on... c. 1830 / 35
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Akasaka Collection: Visit of Edward, Prince of Wales to Japan (2 / 3) - Inspection aboard HMS Renown at Portsmouth
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Akasaka Collection: Akasaka, from the series 'Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (Tokaido gojusan tsugi)
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Akasaka Collection: Cherry blossom & moat in Akasaka area of Tokyo, Japan
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Akasaka Collection: Akasaka, 1840-42 (woodblock print)
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Akasaka Collection: No. 37 Akasaka: Inn with Serving Maids From 53 Stations of the Tokaido, 1833 (woodcut)
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Akasaka Collection: Woman Combing Her Hair at Goyu by Hokusai
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Akasaka Collection: Night Rain at the Paulownia Grove at Akasaka by Hiroshige
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Akasaka Collection: Akasaka Waitresses Inn Ryosha Shofu No Zu Series Fifty-three Stations
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Akasaka Collection: Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan circa 1880s
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Akasaka Collection: Evening View Kiribata Rain Akasaka Edo Period
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Akasaka Collection: 東海'十三次 赤坂 Akasaka Series
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Akasaka Collection: 東海'十三次 赤坂 Akasaka Edo Period
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Akasaka Collection: Asia, Japan, Tokyo. Close-up of end view of rolls of fabric in Akasaka district of Tokyo
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Akasaka Collection: TOKYO EARTHQUAKE, 1923. Akasaka, a residential area of Tokyo, Japan, in ruins after
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Akasaka Collection: Kusunoki rAcjAc no zu, The warrior Kusunoki barricading himself into Akasaka Castle
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Akasaka Collection: NankAc akasaka rAcjAc no zu, The warrior Kusunoki barricading himself into Akasaka Castle
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Akasaka Collection: Akasaka no zu, View of Akasaka. Utagawa, Toyokuni, 1786-1865, artist, [between 1837
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Akasaka Collection: 1797-1858 18. 4 1848 1854 25. 7 Akasaka Ando Hiroshige
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Akasaka Collection: Impressive Wrought-iron Gates of The Akasaka Palace, Tokyo
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Akasaka Collection: The 14th century Samurai Kusonki and his followers besieged in the castle Akasaka
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Akasaka Collection: (1294-1336). Japanese samurai warrior. Masashige defending the fortress of Akasaka
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Akasaka Collection: View of Akasaka
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Akasaka Collection: Akasaka
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Akasaka Collection: The warrior Kusunoki barricading himself into Akasaka Castle

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Akasaka, a vibrant district in Tokyo, Japan, is steeped in rich history and cultural significance. From its bustling streets to its serene cherry blossom-filled moats, it offers a captivating blend of tradition and modernity. Dating back to the early 19th century, Utagawa Kuniyoshi immortalized Akasaka along with other famous places in his renowned series. These woodblock prints depict the charm of Akasaka-mitsuke and its neighboring towns like Fujikawa, Okazaki, Chiryu, and Narumi. In 1922, Edward, Prince of Wales embarked on an extraordinary visit to Japan. Before setting sail from Portsmouth aboard HMS Renown, he inspected the ship meticulously—a moment captured forever in time. The allure can also be found in Hiroshige's masterpiece "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido. " Station number 37 showcases an inn adorned with serving maids—an enchanting sight that transports you back to ancient times. Hokusai's mesmerizing artwork titled "Woman Combing Her Hair at Goyu" further adds to Akasaka's mystique. The delicate strokes capture a private moment frozen for eternity. Another iconic piece by Hiroshige portrays "Night Rain at the Paulownia Grove at Akasaka, " evoking a sense of tranquility amidst nature's embrace. This print encapsulates the beauty that unfolds when raindrops dance upon leaves under moonlit skies. As time progressed into the late 19th century and beyond, photographs began capturing glimpses into life within this dynamic district. Vintage images reveal snapshots from circa 1880s showcasing an evolving urban landscape while retaining elements that make Akasaka unique. Venturing beyond artistry and photography lies another facet—Akasaka as a thriving commercial hub. Close-ups unveil rolls of fabric neatly stacked within shops—a testament to Tokyo's bustling textile industry.