Traditional firefighters, Hikeshi, at Nihonbashi
Excuse me for poor quality!! I took the photo when I went to the office in the morning and came across traditional firefighters, called 'Hikeshi' in Japanese. In those days, Tokyo had tons of fires mainly because houses and buildings used to stand very close each other and they used to be made of wooden. So many firefighters used to keep their towns from fires. But now such traditional style of firefighters are replaced with the modern ones and I hardly come across them.
Their style is very traditional but seems to like Starbucks coffee!!