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TAMAya

DAIKIN
DAIKOKUya
EBIya
HIRAIZUMI
HISHÛrô
INAMOTO /ya /rô
KANEKO-ISEya
KIMPEI /rô
KÔSHIrô
KUKIrô
KUKIMANJI /ya
MATSUBAya
MATSUMOTOrô
MIURAya
NAGAYOSHIrô
NAKAMANJI
OKAMOTOya
ÔGIya
OKADAya
OWARIya
RYÔBUNrô
SANOTSUCHIya
SUGATEIBIya
TSURUya


TAMAya address of TAMAya

TAMAya AND OTHER HOUSES IN THE NEW YOSHIWARA

One of the names of businesses that comes up often is TAMAya, the House of Jewels. Tamaya was know for its prime location on Edo Machi I-Chô-Me (the first street on the right after the entrance, see the map below.) in the New Yoshiwara in Edo (now Tokyo).

Very little is found in English about this house or any other for that matter, but some are listed in "The Nightless City" written in 1899. Interestingly TAMAya is not found in the listings by the time the book was written and it is also missing in some of the reference books of the latter part of the1800´s, but it is still listed on the map of 1846. TAMAya appears a lot in prints though, so somehow it must have been very busy promoting itself.

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THE ÔGIya

One of the houses portrayed in a set of prints is the ÔGIya.
This 5 panel set of prints is said to show New Years Day at that particular house. It shows very clearly the size and decorations and importance of these houses.

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