Onari Shotengai, out the west side of Kamakura Station, doesn't get much press, being overshadowed by Komachi Dori, the shopping street out the east side. But it has a lot going for it. The past year or so has seen quite a few new shops open along the shopping street, including cafes, jewellery shops … Continue reading お is for Onari Shotengai
The other window at the rice shop. Love it.
So this shop isn't along Yuigahama Dori, but rather the street that leads to the Daibutsu. For the most part, shops along there shut down early, but there are a few that manage to keep the lights on past tea time.
Towards the downtown end of Yuigahama Dori is an antique shop full of furniture. And then there's this one, full of random bits and pieces of days gone by. This one is much more interesting to walk by.
I love this shop. It sells rice, rice and more rice, which isn't unusual at all here in Japan. But, it's the fanciest rice shop I've ever seen, and that makes me happy. Boutique rice.
Kaede and I went on an evening stroll down Yuigahama Dori (street), and discovered that it's got a different feel at night. Which really shouldn't come as a surprise, but somehow, I wasn't expecting it. The next few posts will be random shops we walked by that drew my attention.
Well, the rainy season is in full swing today—it's been pouring all morning. So, I thought umbrellas would be a good choice for the day.
If you keep an eye on the ground as you walk down Yuigahama Dori (left side of the road if you're heading towards Hasedera, right if you're heading to Kamakura Station), you might just spot a few fish swimming behind some mesh. Three fish swim in and out of the unagiyasan (eel restaurant) under the … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Protected Fish
The pickle shop had heaps more fantastic-looking pickle displays, but it was filling up with visitors, so I thought I'd better back off with my iPad. I'll try to get down another day to snap some shots of the mountains of ume boshi (pickled plum).
Pickles again. What can I say? They all looked amazing. These are gobo (burdock root) pickles.