For good business

by Hiroyuki

Attracting customers and bringing good luck

For good business

Manekineko or a beckoning cat is a kind of charm which brings happiness and prosperity. It can be seen near the entrance to a restaurant or shop. The photo below is taken at the Tora-san Museum in Katsushika ward's Shibamata district in Tokyo. Tora-san, the main character in a movie entitled Otoko wa Tsuraiyo who sometimes returns his uncle's home in Shibamata from the trip. His uncle runs Japanese sweets shop. There is a beckoning cat in the shop. That's what we think. In my tour, Japanese hometown in movie setting, Shibamata, you can see the indoor set of the sweets shop which is displayed at Tora-san Museum. Tora-san movies' world is Japanese spiritual home. I love a series of the movies. Why don't you join me?

 The shop named Tora-ya

For good business


12 Jul 2017


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As I am a 60 year old man, born in Tokyo, graduated from a university in Tokyo and worked for a leading paper wholesale company at its headquarters for 35 years, I am an Edokko or a native Tokyoite. I am familiar with various interesting places in Tokyo and the Kanto area such as historic spots, scenic beauty, entertainment, restaurants and so on. Although I basically provide several regular walking tours for visitors from abroad, I am willing to arrange your tour plan in a customized way according to your interest. If I receive your inquiry, I am ready to hear your interest and what you want to experience, and discuss your plan with you in advance.
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