The history of the wholesale district of Bakuro Yokoyama began in Edo period. In 1792, there were 19 wholesale stores in this area. It grew upto 62 stores in 1827, and in 1851, there are 144 stores.
Bakuro and Yokoyama were the post town of Edo city. So, many people stayed here and enjoyed shopping. There were, glossaries stores, drug stores and book stores. It was just like shopping district today. Especially, Bakuro was used to be a horse market place. Because it was also the post town, many people want to buy Edo hip of accessories, cosmetics, tobacco, and bags in Edo period.
Today, it is still be biggest wholesale district in Tokyo. Especially, there are many women's wear stores.