Monday, 10 June 2013

A Museum Piece?

There's this small, very quaint museum at Ueno Park that is a bit under-the-tourist radar. It's the Shitamachi Museum.

It has many exhibits that showcases the life in the shitamachi between late 1800s and early 1900s.
Raimie when he was 4
One of the exhibits in the museum. A sweet shop.

You can get a similar old-feel sweet shop experience easily in the Sunshine 60 building in Ikebukuro. If you are lucky, you may get a stern looking obachaan watching you like a hawk there too! :P
A store in the current shitamachi.

This is why I love the shitamachi. Pre or post-Tokyo Sky Tree. ^^

25 comments:

  1. A stern looking obachaan watching you like a hawk?! I don't like people watching me when I am shopping!

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    1. I hate it too but have you noticed how old ladies at sundry shop will look from far at what you do? Like that la. :P

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  2. What a charming sweet shop. So colourful - I like the one in the museum better than the real one, perhaps because it is more artistically laid out. Raimie was so cute! :)

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    1. I like the museum piece too.

      I think I'm gonna bug Ru to bring me over to the real deal one day. :)

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    1. You know there's a reason for that photo being put up, right? ;)

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  4. There are many real old sweet shops in the shitamachi. Not museum rooms or tourist atractions, but the genuine dinkum real thing. There's one in our local shotengai.

    Also lots of old toy shops in Kuramae. :)

    Yay for the shitamachi!

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    1. YOU HAVE TO BRING US THERE!

      There. I made a request in capital letters. You can't ignore it.

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  5. I can just imagine finding treasures and interesting sweets in those old sweet shops :)

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  6. Hi,Lina. Raimie is very cute. Wishing you a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you Minoru. You have a great week too! :)

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  7. We have a few old time sweet shops left here in Gifu and they are always fun to check out. Pretty cheap as well :)

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    1. Ooooo yeay for nostlagic sweet shops everywhere! :)

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  8. I didn't notice the shop in Ikebukuro although I ride on a train via Ikebukuro every day. :) I should go to the shop.

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  9. Ueno is a very interesting area to browse around...

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    1. Sure is. It might not be upscale but I love Ueno. :)

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  10. That takes me back to 1973 on my first trip to Malaysia, and all the retro Japanese toys my cousins gave me as gifts. I wish I still owned them!

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    1. It wold be cool if you did! ;)

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  11. Wow!! So many details!!!So many things to see!

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