The vibrant Ginza dori is the heart of shopping in Tokyo. The new, high end, Ginza-Six department store opened in 2017, replaced the old Matsuzakaya. The Matsuzakaya in Ginza was the modern branch of the same department store featured in Hiroshige’s image.
In 1924, Matsuzakaya was the first department store in Ginza to allow shoppers to wear shoes, as opposed to slippers, in the store. In the past, shoppers would leave shoes with a shoe clerk while shopping in department stores.