Saturday, August 16, 2008
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.