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The bento lunch-boxes of "Delika Pakupaku", the small store next to the A1 exit of the Tsukuba Express line Asakusa station, stacked for the lunch rush hour. #Asakusa, #Rokku, #Tsukuba, #Express, #bento, #Delika, #Pokupoku 2/2 August 21, 2014 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

The bento lunch-boxes of "Delika Pakupaku", the small store next to the exit of the Tsukuba Express line Asakusa station, stacked for the lunch rush hour. August 2014 © Grigoris A.

Asakusa 2chome Shokudo 1/6 In Kokusai Dori, a restaurant with a novel idea: just gohan (rice) with various side dishes (aka "okazu"). It's name is "Asakusa 2chome Shokudo" and despite the homey concept, it's part of a natiοnal chain (http://www.shokudo.jp/) #Asakusa, #2chome, #Shokudo, #gohan, #rice, #okazu March 8, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa 2chome Shokudo 1/6 In Kokusai Dori, a restaurant with a novel idea: just gohan (rice) with various side dishes (aka "okazu"). It's name is "Asakusa 2chome Shokudo" and despite the homey concept, it's part of a natiοnal chain (http://www.shokudo.jp/) #Asakusa, #2chome, #Shokudo, #gohan, #rice, #okazu March 8, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Brushes ("burashi" or "hake") and brooms ("houki") have been an Asakusa/shitamachi tradition for centuries; "Kanaya Burashi" (http://www.kanaya-brush.com/) in Shin-Nakamise Dori has hundreds or variations of both #Asakusa, #Shin, #Nakamise, #brush, #broom, #Kanaya, #Shitamachi Taken on June 19, 2014. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Brushes ("burashi" or "hake") and brooms ("houki") have been an Asakusa/shitamachi tradition for centuries; "Kanaya Burashi" (http://www.kanaya-brush.com/) in Shin-Nakamise Dori has hundreds or variations of both #Asakusa, #Shin, #Nakamise, #brush, #broom, #Kanaya, #Shitamachi Taken on June 19, 2014. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

"Kameju" on Kaminarimon Dori/Street is the proof that you don't need to go to Kyoto for good anmitsu (syrup-covered anko bean jam and fruit) sweets; you can just go to Asakusa! Taken on December 4, 2013. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

"Kameju" on Kaminarimon Dori/Street is the proof that you don't need to go to Kyoto for good anmitsu (syrup-covered anko bean jam and fruit) sweets; you can just go to Asakusa! Taken on December © Grigoris A.

Asakusa Sanja Matsuri parade 6/17 And of course a delegation of real Asakusa…

Asakusa Sanja Matsuri parade And of course a delegation of real Asakusa geisha Taken on May © Grigoris A.

On Kaminarimon Dori/Street, a few yards past the actual gate you can find "Oto no Yorodo" (http://asakusa.cc/top.htm), an Asakusa staple for music lovers since 1912, when the music was still pop. Thousands of records and CDs of enka, rakugo and pretty much anything that today could be considered "classic". Taken on February 16, 2014. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

On Kaminarimon Dori/Street, a few yards past the actual gate you can find "Oto no Yorodo" (http://asakusa.cc/top.htm), an Asakusa staple for music lovers since 1912, when the music was still pop. Thousands of records and CDs of enka, rakugo and pretty much anything that today could be considered "classic". Taken on February 16, 2014. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Wearing a yukata when attending Bon Odori events like this one in Kappabashi's main street is almost mandatory anywhere in Japan; even more so in Asakusa! #Asakusa, #Kappabashi, #Bon, #Odori 2/2 August 8, 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Wearing a yukata when attending Bon Odori events like this one in Kappabashi's main street is almost mandatory anywhere in Japan; even more so in Asakusa! August 2015 © Grigoris A.

Asakusa Tanuki Dori 8/12. Komachi Tanuki guarantees inner and outer beauty. #Asakusa, #tanuki, March 6, 2014 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Tanuki Dori Komachi Tanuki guarantees inner and outer beauty. March 2014 © Grigoris A.

Asakusa/Yoshiwara Ichiyo Matsuri: Two more foxes were following O-Inari-sama -but this time they are only musicians. #Asakusa, #Yoshiwara, #Ichiyo, #matsuri, #Inari 5/6 April 9, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa/Yoshiwara Ichiyo Matsuri: Two more foxes were following O-Inari-sama -but this time they are only musicians. #Asakusa, #Yoshiwara, #Ichiyo, #matsuri, #Inari 5/6 April 9, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

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