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.