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Japanese abacus -soroban- I have a soroban my friend Michiko gave me from her fathers store, over 30 years ago. It's very special to me. Smaller shops still use them.
soroban meaning counting tray is an abacus developed in Japan.
Japanese Sake brewer #japan #gifu #mino Some doors are easy to walk through yet do not offer a way of escape. Run or face what is on the other side?
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kitty on a back street in Japan -- Matsuura Flickr
Japanese Azuki Bean Shop
Seems funny to pin this Japanese rice crackers shop among so many other glamorous pictures but I would really like to visit this store someday! ;)
Old-fashioned Japanese candy shop 駄菓子屋
Japanese umbrella as an exterior of the shop, Nagano, Japan
Japanese kitchen knife shop in Saitama, Japan
Japanese shop curtain, Noren 暖簾. Every pub and restaurant has a Noreen in front of the door. You duck down underneath it and slide(usually) the door open.
noodle shop Udon Noodles Shop (Ise, Japan