Yanaka

In Tokyo we went for lunch in the Yanaka area, where I spent every summer and lived for several years as a kid.

We had chilled udon at a noodle shop. The chilled udon was excellent.  It was a Sanuki-style udon.  The chilled udon we had at Akita was Inaniwa-style. Sanuki is thicker and firmer. Both styles were excellent, but I prefer the Inaniwa-style when chilled.

The noodle shop was next to Nezu Shrine and you could see the location of my grandparent’s house, now replace by a multi-story condominium.  Such a shame that my relatives, including my mother, decided to sell the property after my grandmother passed away.  Such a perfect location.

We decided to walk around the Yanaka area.

Temporary station signs those letters are made by hand from masking tape.

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5 Responses to Yanaka

  1. steve says:

    These are beautiful photos but why are they strangely blurred. I don’t think this is the way depth of field is supposed to work.

  2. 妻ですが says:

    ハワイの門扇の岩本さんの本「一代限り」を読んで知ったグルメ本、文芸春秋の出してる「東京いい店うまい店」の2008年版を、東北に行く前に丸の内オアゾの丸善(このときタケシに会った)で買ったのよ。それにこの「根の津」っていううどんやさんが載ってたので、たるちゃん夫妻と待ち合わせて行きました。11時半の開店に間に合うようにと出かけたのに、根津神社をのぞいて戻ったらもう店の前に列ができてた。ちょっと待って、あたしは「ぶっかけうどん」を食べた。おいしかった!そのあと、ずっと見たかった8月だけ公開の全生庵での三遊亭円朝の幽霊画コレクションに行ったら、なんと「円朝まつり」ですごい人だった。お化けが好きだと落語も好きなのね、やっぱりなあ。あ、新幹線で桂歌丸さんにも遭遇した、楽しい日本の旅の一幕でありました。

  3. bill white says:

    I have been enjoying following the construction of your home. I am in the planning / design phase of a re-model myself and appreciate the attention to detail you have achieved. Question: What is the material shown in the photos that is light in color and has the appearance of being bolted to the structure. It looks like limestone, but the bolt pattern threw me off…

    thanks!

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