In this episode, John explores the trendy, fashionable Harajuku district in Tokyo Japan and encounters something unexpected…. a dreary day of rain!
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.
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…
It’s a rainy, dreary day in Monzen Nakacho and only a fool would go exploring on a day like today yet exploring Harajuku is exactly the fool’s errand I embark on…