A large banner that read 'Big octopus dumplings with scallops' was seen on the approach to the shrine

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Shot at Nezu Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Nezu, Tokyo
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The narrow approach to Nezu Shrine was crowded with worshippers. It was a fair day, and there were many stalls in the precincts. Most of the stalls were selling food. Speaking of fairs, buying food from the stalls is one of the best parts. But with so many stalls, it was hard to decide what to buy.

As I looked at one stall over there and another, I noticed a large banner. It read, "Big Takoyaki with scallops". Tako means octopus in Japanese and Takoyaki is Octopus dumpling, a major snack in Japan. So it was hard to tell from the banner whether the takoyaki contained scallops along with the octopus, or scallops instead of octopus. If there are only scallops in the takoyaki, I wonder if it is not already "takoyaki" at that point. Well, that's a trivial matter. Whether it contains octopus or scallops, it looks delicious anyway.

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PHOTO DATA

No

9834

Shooting Date

May 2016

Posted On

August 9, 2016

Modified On

February 18, 2021

Place

Nezu, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SIGMA DP2 MERRILL

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