Ameya Yokocho アメヤ横丁
Le bon goût duJapon<br>
Les voix érailléesdes grand-mères fusent derrière leurs échoppes. Des vendeurs alpaguent lechaland. Des senteurs de poissons frais, d'épices et de confiseries s'emparenttour à tour des passants. L'animation du Ameya Yokochô grise immanquablementses visiteurs.
Originally dedicated to the sale of candies, the place takes its name from ame, which means "candy". Or it could come from the ame of "America", as the street was home to the largest black market for American products after the war. This etymological indecision perfectly reflects the spirit that prevails here: dried octopus, international phone cards, you can find everything at Ameya Yokocho.
Stretching along the overhead rail track and winding between its pillars, the market - not far from Ueno Park - is an area seemingly preserved from the modernisation of most of the city. The atmosphere seems to have remained the same since the postwar period.
In December, the people of Tokyo flock here to do their food shopping and buy gifts for Oshogatsu, the Japanese New Year.
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