This shop has long been a favourite of mine. Sadly its stunning old sign — which I’ve included at the end — got destroyed in a typhoon several years ago, but even without it remains a truly wonderful looking little place.
A fella who lives opposite once told me it has been in business for 100 years or so and supplies some top-class restaurants. While feeding the wealthy, however, it’s still very much a local shop, and the woman in the photos came out of a house a few doors down. Perhaps unsurprisingly, no selection was necessary — they just chatted about the weather while he put her usual order in the Tupperware container she’d taken with her. An admittedly run-of-the-mill, everyday occurrence, but at the same time one that was lovely to see and somehow quite reassuring.
It is heartening to see shops like these still open in Tokyo. Thanks!
You are welcome as always, and yes, it really is. An important part of the city for sure.
I love it. I’m gonna start taking a tupperware to my nearest cake shop! 🙂
Haha, you might start a new trend!
Wow, the red bicycle is in the before and after pictures! Thank you, always, for your pictures!
You are very welcome, and yeah, the bicycle is the one constant. So out of place in many ways, and yet at the same time so perfect.
So nice to see places like this.
The introduction you provide really brings depth to the hitory your photographs depict.
The lack of rightangles in the architecture is a wonder. It’s as if the shop if being help up on the right and propped up on the left.
I’ll add a few more comments gleaned fromthe internet.
“You can feel the air of Edo in the kitchen”
“He kindly taught me how to cut cold tofu”
“One of the reasons for not being rebuilt is that he doesn’t want to lose the right to use the wells necessary to make tofu.”
Cheers, that’s good to hear. Always nice when I can add something worthwhile to the photos. And yeah, nothing is lined up right. A building that’s just as special each and every time.
Thanks. They are lovely additions. Clearly a special place for many people.
Can you share the address of this shop please?