The Sumiya building, which is now open to the public as a museum, was an ageya in the Shimabara district of Kyoto, an area that in itself has a very interesting history.
Shimabara was one of the three designated “yukaku”, or pleasure districts established in the first half of the 17th century by the Tokugawa shogunate that ruled Japan during the Edo Period.
■ Net Reaction The shin guards were displayed on Podolski’s Instagram account decorated with the nickname “Poldi” and an image of Kojiro Hyuga sleeves rolled up and fist raised in victory. I’m a fan now.” Some netizens mentioned that being German, he should probably get a pair of Karl-Heinz Schneider pads as well.
He made a name for himself thanks to his particularly lethal left-foot shots both in terms of accuracy, range and power.
Overall, its a testament to the worldwide impact of the manga series.
With the Premier League kicking off this weekend (17 August) we’ll soon be able to see Podolski and his new pads in action.
You can see and experience a bit of Japanese history and architecture (and feel like you’ve done something educational and worthwhile), and also satisfy your more human cravings in less than half a day!
Personally, I have to say it was one of the most delightful experiences I’ve ever had anywhere, but then, I have a sneaky feeling that many people would feel the same way about a visit to an interesting historic site and nice sushi, right?
So, let’s take a look at this unique ▼ The Sumiya building seen from the outside But what exactly is an ageya?