Old but Modern Edo Town – Kodenma-cho

When I visited Farmers’ Market in Tsukishima, I went there by bicycle.  From Tsukishima, go up along the River Sumida and turn left and you will be in the middle of the mixture of offices and houses sorrounded by narrow streets.  Kodenma-cho is one of such areas and it just looks like ordinary monotonous Tokyo.…

Drinking with a Monster

I had a chance to have dinner of local dishes of Akita, the snow-deep northern prefecture.  The restaurant was “Namahage” in Ginza, Tokyo.  Namahage is a name of a demon-like creature of Akita’s folklore.