During the Meiji and Taisho periods, the street between Sanjo and Imadegawa-dori Street was an area for shopping and entertainment that compared to Kawaramachi-dori Street.
Iron plates would become eroded so easily by sea water that they were unfit for a long-term use, therefore, they were substituted by copper plates, which can be said to have made a reasonable development from a tekkosen.
Since theaters are usually built toward south, 'tozai' is an address to the audiences from one end to the other.
Among various theories on the origin of the name 'ido' (literally,'well'), the most influential is that it simply meant 'a deep tea bowl like a well.'
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