("doll town") still
remains in its original Edo
period (1603-1868) old
traditional town condition - being spared from the destruction of war
that swept over the rest of Tôkyô. After large-scale land
recovery Ningyô-chô was born at downtown's central market,
came to be a base for kabuki theatre and
puppet play. At Suitengû
shrine mother and
child will be protected from complications during delivery.
Amazake-Yokochô is the place where used to be sweet sake shops (amazake-ya) all around. Jusaburo-kan is a museum that
displays doll works of art right from
the hand of Tsujimura
Jusaburô, as well as his studio. On the first
floor are dolls and a small theater house on display.