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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Matsuzakaya

松坂屋

Matsuzakaya department stores can be found in Ueno and Ginza in Tokyo, Sakae in Nagoya and also in Toyota, Shizuoka and Takatsuki.

Matsuzakaya


Established in 1611 as a kimono store by Yudo Ito, the company became known for the quality of its fabrics. In 1789 the successors of Ito bought a shop in Ueno called Matsuzakaya and this was adopted as the new company name.

Matsuzakaya had its HQ in Nagoya before being bought out by Daimaru following a period of decline in sales and the closing of the Osaka branch.

The stores stock a wide range of men's and women's fashion and contain a number of restaurants. The Matsuzakaya store pictured above in Nagoya also has an Art Museum which holds periodic exhibitions.

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