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"Hantei" restaurant in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, is designated as a tangible cultural property.

The old three-storied wooden building in the picture, built in 1912, survived the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and the repeated air raid in Tokyo in 1945. This originally was a shop dealing in the protective leather covers on clogs though, is now used as a "kushiage" deep-fried skewers restaurant of old style. Due to the road expansion work, part of the original building was obliged to be scrapped , and it was entirely renovated to best fit to be a Japanese restaurant at the same time. Kushiage food is very popular in Osaka, but this is one of the rare kushiage restaurants in Tokyo.

Licensed tour guide, travel consultant,

Masahisa Takaki.

全国通訳案内士 高木聖久

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