J-STREET

Exploring Backstreets of Tokyo: Kagurazaka

Aired: Dec. 24, 2020

Kagurazaka in Tokyo is a place where Japanese traditional and contemporary shops co-exist in harmony. In this segment, we visit Kagurazaka’s atmospheric and maze-like backstreet alleys where you can sometimes hear the ambient music of the Japanese Shamisen string instrument.

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Photographer Yamaguchi Masahiro
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A backstreet alley in Kagurazaka
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Shamisen Artist Hiyama Umekichi
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In Kado, an Izakaya tavern in Kagurazaka

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