Fun of eating on the street - Kamakura

by Chiaki

When I went to Kamakura a couple of days ago, I found a lot of shops on the way from Kamakura Station to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and they were offering small sweets and snacks.  I wasn't so hungry then, but the smell of baking 'taiyaki', fish-shaped pancake with sweet red bean paste inside, changed my mind.  I was invited to the shop by the smell and bought one to eat it walking to Hachimangu.

Fun of eating on the street - Kamakura

Fun of eating on the street - Kamakura

I talked with the shop master, and he said that the shop is a 'noren wake' of Naniwaya, a popular taiyaki shop in Azabu, Tokyo.  You might have heard of it, but 'noren wake' is a sort of system, where a master of a shop with a big brand name allows his qualified student to open a shop with the original brand name.  As I expected from the smell, the taste was soooo good!  If you find it in Kamakura, just try them!  Not only taiyaki, but you can also find a lot more.

 


27 Sep 2017


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Hello, I am Chiaki. I have been living in the central Tokyo area for more than 30 years with my family. I love history, art, architecture and dining, and I am pleased to share my expertise and knowledge as a local and professional. While I was in the UK, I started to look at Japan as an outsider. I found how interesting and attractive Japanese culture is, including its history, art, cuisine, etc, which has made me a guide-interpreter.

Tokyo is one of the world's biggest cities with an interesting mix of tradition and innovation, skyscrapers and gardens, artworks and technology, and so on. It is also a paradise for foodies. Tokyo has all of such things in a very efficient and compact manner with a friendly entrance and a lot of complexity behind. You can enjoy Tokyo for only half a day, but years might not be enough at the same time.

I was born and brought up in Izumo, a historic countryside in the west of Japan, and I lived in the UK as well, but I spent more than half of my life here in Tokyo. It means I know Tokyo very much, but I can look at it from various perspectives. I am pleased to share my understanding based on professional expertise, not only on Tokyo but also Japan, with my new friends from all over the world! I’m always here to support you enjoy Tokyo and Japan! read more


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