Oct 26, 2015

shop#197 Shibata Yoshinobu Shoten

This is a shop of Magewappa, a traditional Japanese craft from Akita prefecture, located at Orange street in Asakusa. A typical item is a Bento box (lunch box) made of Japanese cedar tree. Magewappa is a perfect box to keep white rice with an adequate moisture for hours by the power of cedar.


Oct 7, 2015

shop#196 Kappa Village Ippinten

There is a shop selling colorful steamed meat buns (Kappa Nikuman) on Orange Street in Asakusa, just in front of the Asakusa Public Hall. At this place, you can join a guided bike tour called Tokyo Culture Cycling Tour. The tour is in English or Japanese. I am sure it is a perfect activity on a fine autumn day.

One day tour 10,000 yen
Half day tour 5,000 yen
includes bike and helmet.

You may go to Akihabara, Ueno, Tsukiji or Ryogoku at your request.

Check their website at:

shop#195 Isomura Masajiro Shoten

This is a speciality store for sesame-seed oil since 1935. You can buy a bottle of fine sesame oil, sesame seeds, sesame dressing and a jar of honey-sesame paste for bread.
1min from Tawarachi Station.


Oct 6, 2015

shop#194 Usagiya

Usagiya is a Japanese sweets shop in Ueno, famous for Dorayaki. Japanese sweets go well with Matcha.

Oct 5, 2015

Akita Kanto Matsuri in Asakusa

There was a performance of Akita Kanto Matsuri on Orange Street in Asakusa on September 26, 2015.

It's hard to believe that one bamboo rod with lanterns weights 50 kilograms!

The real festival is held in August in Akita city.