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Yanaka is known as an area which leaves the emotion of a downtown area, though it is the center of Tokyo.
This photograph is a former ribbon factory which consists of five buildings built in 1910 which will remain in Yanaka. Although the part disappeared by the air raid under wartime, it was the textile factory the "Chiyoda ribbon weaving" until the discontinuance of business in 1954. It is an office of the Asahi process platemaking now. When this sawtooth roof factory was built, the river was flowing in front of the factory. The dyer came across in the riverbank of having washed the bolt of cloth of indigo dye.
And, Nippori and the Yanaka neighborhood at the time of Meiji also had a face called the town of the textiles which a necktie factory accumulates. A sawtooth roof is one form of a roof of being used for factory construction, and is a triangular roof which carried out the form of the tooth of a notched saw. Usually, light is taken in from the glass side of the north side, and there is a big advantage of it not being concerned with the weather, but obtaining uniform brightness, and illuminating the hand of work.
In Tokyo, the building of this kind of roof is only here as existing. In addition, there remain in several places of the whole country, Kiryu in Gumma Prefecture or Komatsu in Ishikawa prefecture etc.,.

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