the Hans Gruen Postcard Collection

Tottori Prefect3 - The Hall of a Thousand Mats is said to have been built by order of Hideyoshi (1593-1615). In 1894 soldiers were quartered here on their way to conquer China. As a pun some hung up rice ladles in the building. The custom spread and continued and now there are thousands of spoons everywhere in the hall.

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