Saturday, August 16, 2008

Nakamise-Dori Treats

For several centuries the street leading to the Asakusa Sensoji temple has been lined with shops and crammed with tourists. Nakamise-dori demands a high level of coordination; you have to be able to throw elbows with one arm and stuff your face with the other. These are just a few of the treats on offer.

Various fruits (in this case a pickled plum) swirled in gooey candy and displayed on a block of ice.

Shaved ice and summer kimono.



Senbei, hot off the grill.

Stall selling pre-packaged boxes of souvenir sweets.

Age-manju: deep-fried wheat-flour bun filled with bean paste and flavored with matcha tea powder.

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