This tiny shop has appeared on these pages before, but up until taking the photo below, I knew absolutely nothing about it. A business, it turns out, that’s been there for half a century or so, and incredibly, the current proprietor has sat working in that very same spot for the last four decades.
It’s also a shop that, despite its age and diminutive dimensions, is arguably ideal in the current climate. The owner has no colleagues, customers are kept very much at arm’s length, and money is passed back and forth on the black plastic tray in front of him. Hence, perhaps, his big smile and relaxed demeanour.
Similarly connected to the current situation, freelance work has understandably dipped enormously of late, so I’ve taken the rather uncomfortable step of creating one of those buy-me-a-coffee pages. Not at all sure if it’s a good idea, but if you think this site is worth the occasional ‘drink’, or even a recurring monthly one, then the option to safely and securely pay for a hot beverage, or better still a beer, is here: https://ko-fi.com/tokyotimes