Kappabashi (かっぱ橋道具街) is located just 15 minutes from Asakisa, but this place is more interesting!

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This is what the street looks like. Some stores are open only on weekdays because their main customers are cooks.

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Lots of pots and pans.

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These pans are for Oyako Don (Egg and Chicken Don). Oyako means parents and children. Oyako Don sounds scary to me…

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Nice and neat stores are usually for tourists. They sell good things too.

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Dish store.

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One Miso Soup bowl is just for 350 yen. Wodden bowl with Urushi paint is usually expensive. By the way, “to japan” means to paint with Urushi. Did you know that?

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A knife store.

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I don’t know what these are for. Oh, I remember. These are for cutting tuna fish!

If you buy knives, they sharpen as much as you like.

You can touch knives. Find one which has a good balance between the edge and handle. Be careful not to point toward other people!

Look at that! Is that armor for sale?

Zwilling is a company of Germany. They sell knives made in both Germany and Japan.

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Wow. These are all for making coffee. The one in front is huge!

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These Japanese lanterns are good for souvenirs also.

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They sell plates and order holders.

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Plastic containers for Bento.

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Paper for taking order.

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Pots for professional use.

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A huge rice cooker. I think this is for demonstration only. The place says “Certificate for making rice in traditional way.”

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Cook wares.

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External displays and menu boards.

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Another menu board store.

Kappabashi 26A chair store.

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Machines for processional. Most of them are slicers.

Kappabashi 28Gas stoves for Yakitori and Takoyaki. Yakitori is skewerd chicken, and Takoyaki is octopus pan cake.

Kappabashi 29What do you think this store sells? This is not a cafe. They sell food samples made from wax.

Kappabashi 30Wax samples of fish.

Kappabashi 31Parfaits. These are not prices in Switzerland!

Kappabashi 32They look so real.

Kappabashi 33Key chains are also available.

Kappabashi (location)

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