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Fukukya Department Store (Honten/Main Branch)

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6-26 Ebisu-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0021 Japan
082-246-6111 http://www.fukuya-dept.co.jp/honten/index.html

The main branch of Fukuya Department store stands on the corner of one of Hiroshima city’s main intersections in the heart of the shopping district. The store was originally built in 1938. After the a-bombing, part of the burnt out building served as a temporary isolation hospital. Although the building has undergone extensive renovations (including replacement of the entire facade in 1972), it is one of Hiroshima’s designated “A-bombed buildings”.

As well as the usual designer stores and “depachika” basement food hall, the store also hosts art exhibitions, culinary fairs and has a rooftop event space and summer beer garden. The Hacchoza boutique cinema can also be found in this building.

August 2015

MAYA MAXX Paint It Peace

August 6, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fukukya Department Store (Honten/Main Branch), 6-26 Ebisu-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0021 Japan

Well known Japanese artist and illustrator, MAYA MAXX, has been doing a large scale live painting event in Hiroshima on August 6 every year since 2006. Previous locations have included the Kyunichigin Former bank of Japan, Hiroshima Branch, city schools and the shopping center in the Motomachi Housing Complex. This year, the event takes place on the roof of Fukuya Department Store in Hatchobori, one of Hiroshima's surviving "A-bombed buildings". Painting starts at 11am and continues until Ms MAXX is…

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