Posts tagged "商店街"
Demachi Masugata Shotengai, Session 2

Demachi Masugata Shotengai, Session 2

It was just one day shy of a year since I had last stepped in the Demachi Masugata Shōtengai (出町桝形商店街), a small covered pedestrian shopping arcade near the intersection of Kawaramachi and Imadegawa, between the Kamo River delta and backside of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. I had quickly run through earlier in the afternoon, on...
Togoshi Ginza Shotengai, Session 2

Togoshi Ginza Shotengai, Session 2

Originally, I had planned to shoot video for my second visit to Togoshi Ginza Shōtengai (戸越銀座商店街), but heavy rains during the week courtesy of Typhoon Lekima passing out at sea had other ideas. With a compressed schedule, I decided not to rush things and just enjoy the evening there. On our first visit, we saw...
Musashikoyama Palm Shotengai, Session 2

Musashikoyama Palm Shotengai, Session 2

On my first visit to the Musashikoyama Palm Shōtengai (武蔵小山商店街パルム), I was focused on getting a representative sample of photos from the entire arcade, and explaining the form and function of shōtengai using Palm as an exemplar. This time takes a more casual approach, lingering on whatever happened to be interesting at the time. Where...
Shimokitazawa, Session 2

Shimokitazawa, Session 2

I make no secret of my affection for Shimokitazawa (下北沢). I enjoy coming back again and again to see what’s new, what’s the same, and just absorb all of the great things that exemplify Tokyo’s walkable, livable and lovable transit oriented development. In the first volume of The Tokyo Project, I presented Shimokitazawa as an...
Shimotakaido

Shimotakaido

Shimotakaido (下高井戸) is an official municipality in Suginami Ward. However, in practice the name often refers the cluster of shopping streets and residential neighborhoods that surround Shimotakaido Station, almost all of which (including the station) are not actually in Shimotakaido, but right across the line in Akatsutsumi and Matsubara municipalities of Setagaya Ward. This cluster...
Irohakai Shotengai in Sanya

Irohakai Shotengai in Sanya

Irohakai Shōtengai (いろは会商店街) is a covered shopping arcade that fills most of a 370 meter street at the center of the neighborhood formerly known as Sanya (山谷), though its official postal address is now Nihonzutsumi 1-chome in Taitō Ward. A business association was created in 1919 and businesses had been setting up on the street even...
Eifukucho

Eifukucho

On this late afternoon and early evening we’ve stopped in Eifukuchō (永福町), a residential neighborhood anchored on Eifukuchō Station and shopping arcades along Eifuku-dōri both to the north and south. Keiō Inokashira Line local and express trains stop at Eifukuchō, with about a 12 minute trip into Shibuya. On this visit, we’re looking specifically at...
Kichijoji

Kichijoji

Our westernmost stop for this volume of The Tokyo Project brings us to Kichijōji (吉祥寺), a substantial mixed use neighborhood anchored on a cluster of covered pedestrian shopping arcades adjacent to Kichijōji Station. Kichijōji is part of the city of Musashino, which is still in Tokyo Metropolis but outside the 23 special wards that make...
Asagaya Pearl Center Shotengai

Asagaya Pearl Center Shotengai

The Asagaya Pearl Center Shōtengai (阿佐谷パールセンター商店街) is a 650 meter covered pedestrian shopping arcade that begins just outside the south entrance to Asagaya Station and takes a serpentine route winding south through Asagaya-Minami in Suginami Ward. Its southern end opens onto Ōme Kaidō just a few steps from Minami-Asagaya Station. The combined access to the JR...
Koenji

Koenji

Kōenji (高円寺) is a neat little community in Suginami Ward that punches well above its weight in terms of both high-quality human scale development and cultural assets. Chiefly, it is known as the birthplace of punk music in Japan, a tradition which continues on through independent music of many types in its intimate live performance...
Nakano Sun Mall Shotengai

Nakano Sun Mall Shotengai

Good morning! We are up bright and early for a stroll through the Nakano Sun Mall Shōtengai (中野サンモール商店街), a 225 meter covered pedestrian shopping arcade in Nakano 5-chōme on the west side of Tokyo. It is perhaps a bit too early, as while pharmacies and shops selling breakfast are open, most of the retail was...
Spirit Festival 2014 in Demachi

Spirit Festival 2014 in Demachi

3つめの神輿。 pic.twitter.com/XKnKqO6RQD — あんこう ミ´ω`ミ (@ankou_anko) May 18, 2014 Spirit Festival (御霊祭) is a local celebration currently held each year on May 18 in Demachi, and is said to be the oldest known festival in Kyoto. A large procession that includes very ornate carts and portable shrines (神輿 mikoshi) makes its way around the entire...