The fact that there was a festival going on probably meant that it was a fair of some kind, but I did not know what kind. But for me, as long as there were stalls lined up in the precincts of the shrine, it did not matter what kind of fair it was. I started to look at the stalls that lined the narrow grounds of the Kameari Katori Shrine from one end to the other. There are some stalls selling toys such as masks and water flutes, but most of them are selling food.
Among the various foods on sale, I was personally interested in the Japanese Sponge Cake. For me, it is one of those things that I can't help but buy whenever I see them at a fair. On this particular day, I was unconsciously looking for a stall selling Japanese Sponge Cake among the stalls lined up at the Kameari Katori Shrine. There must be no fair without stalls selling baby sponge cakes. Sure enough, I found one. I had to buy it.
I proceeded through the stalls, tucking into the cakes. Some foods, like Japanese Sponge Cake and yakisoba, have been around for a long time, while others have been a part of the festival for some time. Among the most eye-catching are international dishes such as Taiwanese fried chicken, kebabs, and tteokbokki. Not many people come to the fair for the unusual food. The only people who come to the festival are the local neighborhood residents. Therefore, the fact that foreign foods are sold at food stalls indicates that the food has adapted to Japan, whether completely or not.
|Dec 2022 PEOPLE TOKYO|
|FESTIVAL FOOD STALL KAMEARI SHRINE|
December 23, 2022
August 10, 2023
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF