Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sasazuka

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Hello Sandwiches.

I just got back from a mamachari ride around a nearby neighbourhood called Sasazuka. It's filled with buzzy little shōtengai with obaachans selling fresh yasai and other dinner essentials. I really like it there. I think I'll try and do my shopping there sometimes. It's just a short bike ride from my apartment and it's such a lovely experience buying from the little street shops.


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Bike riding is the best way to spend an afternoon! I had breakfast here with Amy, and then a warm cosy chai here with Ortolan (where I desperately want to work - if only they were in Tokyo!), and then topped of the afternoon with such a lovely bike ride.

I am going to try this cafe out tomorrow. Oh it's a hard life!

Hope you had a happy day too.

Love Love
Sandwich
xoxo

27 comments:

  1. and here i am, stuck in my office, うらやましい :-(

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  2. I love to see these pics, thanks for sharing! :-)

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  3. Such a hard life indeed! ;-) Haha..
    PS: I think shopping from small shops beats shopping at supermarkets!

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  4. hi ebony,
    such a nice posts lately, make me miss japan more and more. i hope i can come there soon. and i have to get a mamachari then, even though most of them seemed to be making horrible noice when putting on the brake.

    thanks for all the pictures and things, and happy winter time tokyo!

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  5. Thanks for sharing the pictures! I am in Tokyo also but I have never heard of the suburb though :)

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  6. Wow, hello sandwich and ortolan together, drinking chai in tokyo - that's world domination waiting to happen, that is! Kat Macleod has always been one of my fave illustrators :)

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  7. oh! what a lovely photos you took! today i visited hanna (who already commented) and she was showing me some of her photos from japan. made me miss japan a lot. one day i hope to explore this neighborhood too!

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  8. now i have another neighborhood i must visit :) I love wandering around the japanese shoutengai-s. thanks for sharing, and dont you lead a great life! lol

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  9. breakfast and bike riding, they both sounds equally wonderful. i love all of these photos. you make me want to go to japan right now.

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  10. Lovely photos, miss! You really capture a dreamy side to Tokyo.

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  11. Your lovely pictures are really making me miss Japan. Sigh.
    Keep posting and I'll keep waiting for a Jetstar sale...

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  12. what a gorgeous suburb! xxx wen wen

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  13. I like those street shop and your picture they seem so nice!

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  14. that neighborhood looks quite cute. I'm amazed by the green! every street, every house has plants and flowers, so nice!

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  15. this `hood is so cute. biking around is the BEST, isn't it. the love the beauty salon shot.

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  16. there is just too much to love in your world ; )
    the more i see the more i want to visit!!

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  17. Such nice pics! You captured a dreamy side of Tokyo. Love it!

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  18. These pics are awesome , never get tired of seen them. Where it is in tokyo? I miss my small next Okubo st. house so much T_T

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  19. Definitely your blog´s awesome

    Instant link! ^w^

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  20. Beautiful!

    Prettyprettyyumyum is a great blog, I love her pics!

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  21. Hi Ebony, I just discovered your blog and find it awesome. Your pics are amazing: you can catch the artistic sense out of everyday-life objects!
    I am also into design, but digital art (http://koruldia.deviantart.com) would love to have your opinion on my work xoxo

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  22. I lived in Sasazuka in 2006-2007 and miss it terribly. I used to ride my mamachari down those shopping streets and stop by the 100Yen shops and fruit and veg stores on my way home. I also had the grossest sandwhich down that street that I have ever had in my life. I have a recomendation for you. The best italian food in Japan is in the italian place just near Sasazuka station next to the KFC. They have changed the meny a little since I lived there (as they would as it is 4 years ago now) but I return every time I go back and the food is just as good. Their pasta is the best in all of Japan!

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  23. living in tokyo must be a great place to keep yourself inspired all the time. really enjoy your blog!

    ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

    SHOP

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  24. Lovely Photos! Your Blog always inspires me so :) Happy Winter!

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  25. Eeeeh, you were in my neighbourhood!

    I never really thought of Sasazuka being that interesting (especially that smelly fish shop), but you always bring such enthusiasm to your encounters.

    If you keep walking down the shopping street with the winter icicle streamers, Jugozaka, there is a really good authentic French place that does gallette. Highly recommended.

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