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A curious combination - premium charcoal for Yakitori joints and a rather impressive wooden mortar and pestle for pounding cooked rice to make mochi cakes. Not very airplane-friendly.
A shop selling Japanese cutlery with an English-speaking owner. I bought him a huge soba noodles knife.
All sorts of signs for restaurateurs of all tastes.
I could not be certain of the sort of dishes many of the cookware I saw turned out. But the Japanese are keen on European culinary culture and I saw some of the highest-quality equipment used in European kitchens:
A very comprehensive range of high-quality professional cookware for French pastry. Check out the copper bowls for beaten egg whites and the Swiss-made chocolate tempering machine (top right)!
This particular shop even had a wall full of alsatian clay kougelhopf molds which I couldn't find anywhere in Paris.
Another shop sold hundreds of cookie cutter - those Japanese sure like European pastry. Click on the image to enlarge - quite impressive.
One of several shops offering the ubiquitous plastic model of japanese dishes usually displayed in restaurant windows. A real favorite with tourists this one. I bought a fried noodle plastic dish to use as a stand-in in food photography.