It’s easy to think you know Tokyo really well. At least certain parts of it, anyway. But the city has a wonderful habit of conjuring up surprises when you least expect it. Like the lovely old bicycle shop below, which happened to be just round a corner that for some reason or other I’d never taken before.
I’m guessing the shop doesn’t actually sell penny farthings?! 🙂
Haha, not as I know of.
I’m happy to see that an old bicycle store like this is still in business.
Me too. Thankfully still a good amount of them left. Not sure how many bikes they sell, but they often do repairs and fix punctures.
The mother of a friend who lives in Tokyo was using a 3 wheel bike to do her grocery shopping and other errands well into her 80’s…..in the 1990’s. They lived in the Kanda district for more than 50 years after the war was over.
Is the repair shop owned by the same person?
Still see a few of those 3 wheel bikes about. A much safer option for sure.
Imagine the changes they must have seen there during that period…
That’s a good question. I wondered the same. My guess would be yes, but can’t say for certain.
The colours, the tree and the neatly arranged store all add to a pleasing photo. It looks as if they are sticking with old fashioned pedal power in there, although perhaps catering for more modern cyclist with while you wait colour matched handlebar muff fitting?
Yeah, there’ so much to like about this place. Very happy to have chanced up on it.
I’ve always been amused by those handelbar muffs, but then on particularly cold days they can suddenly seem very appealing. And of course better still if stylishly colour matched.