Oct 11 2017 15 CommentsTraditional Japanese pickles being made and sold on the street Old, very traditional food, made in an old, back to basics way in buckets on the street.
So much to love about this. There’s a real local feel that I really like. 🙂
Thanks. Yes, there really is. Basically a local street for mostly local people. Always quite busy too which is reassuring.
Wait. That picture hanging above the cucumbers and turnips… am I seeing double? LOL
I know eh? Must admit I hadn’t even noticed it when I took the photo, so it came as a very nice surprise when I looked at the result and spotted it.
What a great photograph of the old ways. I saw some similar plastic buckets of preserved foods in a shop or two in the Minowabashi arcade. It certainly says “home made”.
Maybe present the guy with a framed print of your photograph to maybe hang alongside that great little painting.
Cheers. Yes, a very different vibe and look compared to more modern streets. With a photo and a painting he’d just need a woodblock print to finish things off!
This was taken in the shopping street in Minowa (near the tram terminal), so this must be the fella you saw. Small world eh?
Very cool. A frame in a frame! 😉
Haha, there is indeed!
Gerd Stodiek says
Well chosen display of local pickles on green plastic plates where almost everything costs 200.
Yeah, and they have more than likely been 200 yen for well over a decade.
Wish I was there! Maybe I will be next month. I’ve been meaning to visit Minowa, I’ve never been.
Definitely worth a visit. Be a good time to go too, as it is beginning to change. A good few places have closed, and new shops and even homes are taking their place. It’s also walkable from other places of interest, and of course by the tram which is interesting in itself.
I love the tram. I recently stumbled across some charming YouTube videos from a new hostel called Satosan’s Rest that is in the shotengai. It seemed encouraging that although it is changing, maybe it is getting the right kind of revitalization? What you and I would agree is “right,” anyway.
That’s very true. What is ‘right’ is very subjective. Although it goes without saying that we are undoubtedly on the correct side!
All joking aside, I’ve actually been in there. Or at least in part of it. Some good friends who were visiting spotted a small selection of handmade goods for sale in there, so we popped in. And yes, despite being new, the owners have clearly made an effort to retain the feel of the area. Looks like a good place to stay to be honest. Really hope they do well.
Hope you saw ‘sky tree from the windo owe’ :O)
and I hope the Minowan civilisation (and the pickles) will hang on in!