Tstukishima monja

This photo was taken in tsukishima Tokyo where there was an old traditional district.
This typical Japanese district has some unique characteristic.
First there is ally called “roji” in Japanese.
This ally is not safety for conflagration but is used as standing around talking place and
path of living.
Second there are row houses called ” Nagaya “in Japanese.
These have long depth and narrow frontage. Besides there is earthen floor.
People can live and work in these houses.
Third there are various craftsman and conventional shops.
You can feel Japanese nostalgic atmosphere by these characteristic.
Especially in Tsukisima you can eat ” Monjayaki. ”
“Monjayki ” is a dish resembling oknomiyaki made from a thin flour paste with cabbage and
small amounts of otheringredients and cooked on an iron plate.

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I live in Kawagoe-city Saitama-prefecture Japan. There are many traditional warehouses in Kawagoe. So many Japanese and the people from overseas come to sightseeing. http://www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/index.html

3 thoughts on “Tstukishima monja”

  1. Hi Cocomino,

    Great Blog and really love your pictures. Is photography a hobby of yours?
    The tsukishima monja picture really reminds me of all the little streets and side alleys located all over Japan.

  2. Hello thank you very much.Yes I like photography.Recently I took picture by iphone.
    But I have a canon’s single-lens reflex digital camera which is about five years ago.
    Thanks again.

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