03 Feb 2016

Shimano Coffee at Taisho Roman St. in Kawagoe has western facade, which was built in 1933.  Taisho period started in 1912, and continued until 1926.  Japan learned a lot from Western countries including architecture after Meiji Restoration in 1868.  This Taisho Roman St. has many Western style houses that indicates how hard Japanese people worked to learn Western culture in the late 19th century.

 

Coffee Shop in KawagoeCoffee Shop in Kawagoe

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