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The Shopping Street of GINZA

Do you knowGINZA’s history ?

Irish Thomas J. Walters built the town of theGinzain 1873.

About 140 years ago, Irish youth accomplished an unparalleled achievement !!

藤森照信氏(建築家・大学教授)の

岩波新書『日本の近代建築』上下巻(1993年)で読んだのですが、

明治政府のお雇い外国人として活躍したアイルランド人青年が

建設した銀座煉瓦街の話。

グラバー商会に連れてこられた若きサーベイヤー(Surveyor)の

冒険的人生が切ないのですが魅力的。

 

Special Thanks to Miss Noazami

 

「大銀座商店街」TP

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mordreds%20Crossing/136/26/154

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