Rendezvous With Enka

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Remember this adventure from my Japan Trip blog?

That was almost three months ago, when Andrew and I explored Ueno and a small specialty shop located under the railroad tracks that sells Enka recordings. We are both big fans of Enka, a musical style often described as “Japanese Blues,” so we had been looking forward to finding this Enka shop for a long time. In fact, we planned our day in Ueno around a visit to this shop.
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Nakano Broadway

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Today, John explores Nakano Broadway, a shopping Mecca for anime fans and collectors of toys, figures, music, antiques and other goods. Dominated by a a store called “Mandarake,” Nakano Broadway is like all the stores in Akihabara crammed under one roof but smaller and without the annoying gauntlet of maids…
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