Aug 28, 2014

Festival food

This booth is selling food and drinks. The man in front is getting change for the dish of something that is on the counter in front of him. The sign in front of him says that ice coffee is 200 yen (US2.00) and canned beer is 400 yen. Festivals are one of the few places in Japan where you will see people wandering while eating. It is much more common than it was forty years ago when I first came here, but in general it is a bit unusual. Of course, people will eat ice cream and things that they get from a vending machine, but is has traditionally been thought of as something you do not do. However, as with all tradition it is changing, and fairly rapidly in this case.

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