Category:Architectural models of the chōnin areas around Nihonbashi
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English: This 1/30 model of the chōnin (townspeople) area north of Nihonbashi Bridge during the early Edo period mid-17th century. The surface area represented by this model is roughly equivalent to that occupied by Matsudaira Tadamasa's "upper residence". A comparison of the two models shows that daimyo compounds were spacious and contained many buildings, while townspeople lived in cramped quarters. This model is based on the Edo-zu byōbu ("Screens of Edo") in the collection of the National Museum of Japanese History, the Edo meisho-zu byōbu ("Screens of famous sites in Edo") in the possession of the Idemitsu Museum of Art, and the Bushū Toshima-no-gōri Edo no shōzu, in the National Diet Library.