Framing Japan as a land of contrasts is undoubtedly a cliche, but there is no denying that the everyday juxtaposition of the ancient and modern is one of this country’s more striking aspects, as well as a major driver of inbound tourism.

While ancient buildings dotted among glittering skyscrapers may not be a sight unique to Tokyo, 17th century clothing still being commonly worn on the streets of a 21st century metropolis certainly is.

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