Wednesday, April 6, 1921: Asakusa on fire

A fire broke out in Asakusa on Wednesday, April 6, 1921. The house of actor Tomiemon NAKAMURA in Tamachi 1-chome was the origin of the fire. The housekeeper went out to prepare breakfast and caught fire. Tokyo City Fuji Jinjo Elementary School (The present Fuji Elementary School, Taito Ward), a new school building completed four years ago, burned down. All the temples in Kisakata-cho went up in flames. The fire was extinguished in six hours. The number of victims rose to 6,500.

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