4/29/2015

juukumon cheap shops

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juukumonya 十九文店 shops selling everything for 19 mon
juukumon ya, juukumon no mise




ichimon, ichi mon 一文 one Mon. a penny; a farthing
ein Pfennig; ein Heller


shimonya 四文屋 "Four Mon Shop"
Small shops in Edo where everything cost just one coin, the "Four Mon Coin".
That was the beginning of our 100 Yen Shop, the One Dollar Shop, the One Euro Shop.
Other cheap items in Edo were multiplied with four.

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source :oshie-miyabi.com/topics
juuhachi mon 十八文 18 mon dealer


These one-price for all shops began to appear in the Mid-Edo-Period around 1723.
Also written 19文店 or 19文屋.

At that time a bowl of soba buckwheat noodles cost 16 mon, so in our times it would be a price of 400 to 500 Yen.

They did not have fixed shops but sold on the busy streets on sunny days. Spreading a straw mat on the ground they could display their merchandise, from toys to household goods.
There were always many customers and onlookers at their "shop".

There was a time of decline in their popularity, but by 1810 they were back on the streets. Some changed their unified price to 38 mon 38文.
They sold lacquered bowls, hairpins and other more luxury items.

Other shops soon followed with a cheaper unified price of 13 mon 十三文, 13文.




In our modern times, we have
the 100 Yen shops 100円ショップ
where everything has one price (and mostly made in China).


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100円ショップ 大江戸



A modern kit with origami patterns from Edo 折り紙キット
sold at a modern 100 Yen Shop
- source : orioriori.at.webry.info


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十九文見世にいなかゞ五六人
juukumon mise ni inaka ga go roku nin

to the one-price cheap shop
five-six folks from the country come
to have a look

Tr. Gabi Greve

Many were on their way back to the countryside and wanted some cheap souvenirs for the family back home.

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1 comment:

Karen Gilmore said...

So interesting , would love to travel back in time and shop at 19 mon vendor!