Jonomon-suji was once the main street of Jinaimachi. As befits a main street, it is lined with many grand old buildings that were once temples, lumber traders, brewers, oil dealers, and more. Though a single building in one small district, just one of the mansions here (now a rare sight in modern Osaka) will show you the prosperity of a time long past. Here and there among the old structures of the town, you can see contrivances made to deflect the influences of war: white walls, slat fences, mushiko-mado grilled windows (developed during the Warring States Era), and other details. One such instance are the shinobi-gaeshi (literally, "ninja-repellers"), wood and bamboo spikes set atop walls. What's more, the routes between the streets are staggered to obstruct the view. This design, called "atemage no michi" (or "aim bending street"), is just one of the many clever ways people sought to protect themselves and their livelihoods.