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Japanese kitchen town "Kappabashi Street"


Do you know "Kappabashi Street"?It's a street in Tokyo between Asakusa and Ueno, which has dozens of shops for cooking.You can see specialized stores for cooking utensils, dishes, seasonings, furniture, signboards, and clothes. Not only the restaurant operator, but also a private person who likes cooking go there. It is famous among foreign tourists. The plastic imitation foods called sample is popular. You can see samples in the showcase of Japanese restaurant.You can buy from one piece and the price is more reasonable than other place's store.If you cook Japanese foods using the Japanese dishes, the result will be more beautiful.I recommend you will go to see Kappabashi Street when you visit Tokyo. FYI, Kappa is a folklore creature in Japan who lives in river or pond and be good at swimming. Kappa wears plate on the head. Bashi means bridge. There were river and the bridge named Kappabashi until Great Kanto earthquake of 1923. Kappa is a mascot of this street.

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