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Encyclopedia > Wako Department Store
The Wako department store occupies a busy corner in Ginza
The Wako department store occupies a busy corner in Ginza

Wako (和光) is the most exclusive department store in Japan, located at the heart of the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. This store is famous for its watches, jewelry, porcelain, dishware, and handbags, as well as foreign luxury goods. There is also an art gallery, called Wako Hall, on the sixth floor. Wako was founded in 1881 by Kintarou Hattori as the Hattori Watch and Jeweler (now Seiko Corporation) in Ginza. In 1947, the retail division split off as Wako Co., Ltd. Download high resolution version (951x651, 159 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (951x651, 159 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Interior of a typical Macys department store. ... The Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan The Wako department store occupies a busy corner in Ginza Ginza (銀座) is a place in Chūō Ward, Tokyo named after the silver coin foundry or Ginza established here in 1612 (Edo period). ... Shopping is the examination of goods and services with the intent to buy. ... Tokyo ) (help· info), literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized central area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... A store is an enclosure for holding articles. ... This page is about timekeeping devices. ... Jewelry (the American spelling; spelled jewellery in Commonwealth English) consists of ornamental devices worn by persons, typically made with gems and precious metals. ... Porcelain is a hard ceramic substance made by heating at high temperature selected and refined materials often including clay in the form of kaolinite. ... Some dishware Dishware is a general term for objects—dishes—from which people eat or serve food, such as plates and bowls. ... This article is about the terms most basic meaning; a purse is also a race track term. ... Seiko Corporation is a Japanese watch company. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...


Its 1932 neo-Rennaisance-style building, designed by Jin Watanabe, with its curved granite façade, is the central landmark for the district and one of the few buildings in the area left standing after World War II. The building functioned as the Tokyo PX store during the American Occupation of Japan, from 1945 to 1952. The clock tower plays the famous Westminster Chimes. Renaissance Architecture: The cultural movement called the Renaissance (which literally means re-birth) was just that in architecture, a rebirth of the Roman traditions of design recognized by contemporaries in the term allAntica, in the Antique manner. It was expressed in a new emphasis on rational clarity and regularity... Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... West façade of the Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral A facade (or façade) is the exterior of a building – especially the front, but also sometimes the sides and rear. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead:17 million Civilian dead:33 million Total dead:50 million Military dead:8 million Civilian dead:4 million Total dead:12 million World War II... Base exchange (BX), alternatively, post exchange (PX), refers to a large department store-like shop that is set up on United States military installations. ... // Surrender Representatives of Japan stand aboard the USS Missouri prior to signing of the Instrument of Surrender Japan surrendered to the Allies on August 14, 1945, when Emperor Hirohito accepted the terms of the Potsdam Declaration. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Westminster Quarters is the most common name for a melody used by a set of clock bells to strike the hour. ...


External links

  • Wako's web page (in Japanese)

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