Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Saturday it rained for the most part of the day.

I wanted to check out a shop in Ameyoko shopping arcade at Ueno, so we went to look for it.

Otsuya is a super teeny spice shop.

I picked up their chili spice blend and some dried apricots.

I'll be back when I need more spices.

Satoshi's German class is in the middle of the afternoon, so before his class we had lunch at Pyonpyonsha.

It's hard to believe we were in Iwate eating this in February.

Luckily we can get our reimen fix in Tokyo as they have a shop in Ginza.

I had their reimen with pajeon (what the Japanese call chijimi).

Jeon is a flat pancake filled with different fillings, this one had green onions (which apparently is "pa" in Korean).

Since we were in Ginza, I wanted to check out the Hiroshima antenna shop.

I picked up more nekomame (an assortment of fried beans and rice crackers), sweet miso coated peanuts (similar to honey roasted peanuts) and hassaku (type of citrus) peel.

We also stopped at the Hokkaido antenna shop.

I picked up imo mochi which is apparently made with potatoes and potato starch.

And some zangi (zahn-ghee)...which is their seasoned fried chicken.

I also got a croquette with beef and egg in it for Satoshi.

We shared the imo mochi and had these for dinner...delicious.

With all the natural disasters around Japan, we've been trying to buy many products from these areas to give something back to them.

I hope more of these areas will be able to get back to their daily routines soon.

4-6-13 Ueno
Taito, Tokyo
Phone: 03.3834.4077
Closed Wednesdays
Hours: 10:00-18:00

3-2-15 Ginza, Ginza Glasse 11F
Chuo, Tokyo
Phone: 03.3535.3020
Hours: 11:00-23:00

Hiroshima Antenna Shop
1-6-10 Ginza
Chuo, Tokyo
Phone: 03.5579.9952
Hours: 10:30-20:00

Hokkaido Antenna Shop
2-10-1 Yurakucho, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan
Chiyoda, Tokyo
Phone: 03.5224.3800
Hours: 10:00-20:00


KirkK said...

Nice collection of stops Kat!

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk :)

Take care.

Rowena said...

wha a fabulous day, despite the weather. there is no shortage of stuff to do no matter what!

K and S said...

it really was Rowena :)

Take care.