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Looking at this photo of a marketplace street 商店街 near my apartment in Nishi-Ogu 西尾久, Arakawa-ku 荒川区 (Tokyo) makes me tremendously nostalgic. I used to return here in the dark when the greengrocers and other various tiny businesses were closing up for the night. If I managed to make it earlier in the evening, I would sometimes buy vegetables. (Having a supermarket across the street from my apartment building didn’t exactly motivate me to come here, though.)

greengrocer

In honor of the delicious (vegan) miso ramen I just ate with Derek W. when he came to visit and get 懐かしい over our time in Japan in 2003-2004, here’s a picture of said ramen from last year. This is from Philadelphia’s Terakawa Ramen, which is at 9th and Race Sts.

ramen