Akihabara: Tokyo's "electric" district 秋葉原

  • Published on : 19/08/2019
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Temple géant des otakus, Akihabra regorge de salles de jeux vidéo.

Temple géant des otakus, Akihabra regorge de salles de jeux vidéo.


Un quartier multi-facette, entre électronique et manga

Situé à l’Est de la capitale japonaise, Akihabara est surtout connu à l’étranger pour ses magasins de manga et de japanimation. Une image branchée, qui ne reflète pourtant pas entièrement la personnalité du quartier dont l’électronique (et l’électroménager avant lui) a marqué les premiers succès du "Champs de feuilles d’automne" de Tokyo.

Nothing predestined that the neighborhood was to become this huge leisure district that we know today. And for a long time, Akihabara was only a large green expanse used to prevent fires from spreading on the edge of the Imperial Palace.

Protective shrines and shops of all kinds, the vestiges of this glorious past, are still visible in the district's small streets. A neighborhood that is said to be still today under the protection of the Akiba deity, the deity who can control fire.

Le quartier d’Akihabara de Tokyo

Le quartier d'Akihabara à Tokyo: une ancienne étendue verte devenue repère de l'électronique sur la capitale.

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