Yōji Stalls (Yōji-mise) from "Guide to Famous Spots of Edo Vol. 6".
Compiled by Saitō Chōshū, Painted by Hasegawa Settan 1834-1836 (Tempō 5 to Tempō 7) Kaga Collection 256

Within the grounds of Asakusa Temple (Sensōji in Japanese), there were many stalls that sold toothpicks (Yōji in Japanese). According to the "Guide to Famous Spots of Edo", the original stall that sold these products was called "Yanagi-ya". Over time, a number of other stalls adopted the same name which resulted in the area becoming well-known for such products. In the upper part of this picture, there are five benefits of using toothpicks listed.