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Kappabashi Dori - History
sources: wiki & kappabashi website
Kappabashi Dori = Kappabashi Dougu street is located in Tokyo's Taito city, along the west side of Asakusa's main entertainment district, midway between Ueno and Asakusa.
Merchants began gathering in Kappabashi area around 1912, selling old tools, hardwares ...
... that passed, so we decided to seek refuge in some of Harajuku's quieter backstreets. We ambled happily along, Lesley flitting in and out of second-hand clothing shops full of retro and vintage designs, while I snapped photos of street scenes and random bits of graffiti. Lesley had read about the Design Festa gallery which was nearby. The gallery hosts resident artists who display their work in small and highly personalised galleries, where the public are free ...
... more detours if we had tried to do it on our own.
The train ride was fun, we went through many interesting neighborhoods an amalgam of new and traditional Japanese architecture. We also went over some lovely rivers surrounded by parks filled with baseball players practicing their art and peaceful rice patties.
The original idea once we arrived in Narita was to check-in our bags and then get into Narita to explore a bit. ...
... time. That area was more like it! It had students and cafes and weird stores and cool clothes. I bought a stupid waistcoat, which made me very happy.
- I jumped on the subway over to Akihabara, the famed mecca of everything electronic. You can buy things that haven't even been invented yet. Also, those weid sized batteries that that thing you own needs, but you can never find! Everything from strip lighting to mobile phones is piled high ...
... I wanted here was an ink stone, some paper, paper weights, and maybe another brush. Lots of choices, again, from the very cheap to the ridiculously expensive. I was actually kind of done with shopping at this point and wasn't sure if I really wanted to go back to see Omotesando (a slightly more laid back version of Ginza near Harajuku) so Megumi took us over to a little chocolate shop on one of the side streets. Apparently this place is kind of famous (Pierre Marcolini?) but ...