The Story Behind the First Modern Department Store in Japan

Echigoya illustrated by Utagawa Hiroshige, a renowned ukiyo-e artist. Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
The bottom part is an illustration of the zauri system; the upper part is the illustration of the reformed display area in Mitsukoshi. Photo Courtesy: Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi News

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