Shopping Street Walk : Vintage Townscape 50

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The letters on storefront signs, the colorful arcades, the famous stores in the back alleys. This book introduces 50 of the best from more than 300 shopping streets that author Asamin visited and walked around.

【table of contents】
Part 1 Shopping street 20 that you want to visit once
[SECTION 1 Arcade is the face of the town]
Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture/Imabari Shopping Street/Shinmachi Shopping Street
back and forth. Exploring wide arcades and small bridges in back alleys

Higashinari Ward, Ikuno Ward, Tennoji Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture / Tsuruhashi Shopping Street
Rediscovery! A superb view of the world where Koreatown and Showa Japan coexist

[SECTION 2 Full of Showa Retro! Local Ginza]
Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture/Central Ginza Shopping Street
From shopping to entertainment. The most elegant façade in Japan that colors your life

Takasago City, Hyogo Prefecture/Takasago Center Street/Ginza Shopping Street
Let’s go see the future with the history of the company castle town

[SECTION 3 Individuals who make history]
Seto City, Aichi Prefecture / Miyamae Underground Shopping Street, Suehirocho Shopping Street, Ginza Street Shopping Street>
Enjoy the unchanging love of our town at the home of a star shogi player and a pottery master!

[SECTION 4 Pursuit! Tawaman commercial area in Showa]
Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture / Water Building / Tokiwa Street Shopping Street
Toys, candy, and local gourmet food. Greedy B class spot tour by train

Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture / Hondori Shopping Street, Motomachi Shopping Center, etc.
Chugoku and Shikoku’s No. 1 gigantic downtown area x Getabaki shopping street in a gigantic housing complex

[SECTION5 Deep street corner trip]
Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture / Burakuricho Shopping Street, Nanamagari Shopping Street, etc.
Solitary shops that have matured slowly in the huge commercial area of the peninsula

Okinawa City, Okinawa Prefecture/Central Park Avenue First Avenue
Chanpuru culture strongly drifts in the temple town of the US military base

Part 2 I want to have more fun! The popular shopping street 30
Yonago City, Tottori Prefecture / Yonago Main Street Shopping Street
Stylish lighting that will enchant you

Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture / Mogami Inari Approach
Worship experience as if lost in a different space

Release Date:
March, 2022

Author profile


Born in Nagoya City. Introducing the blog “BQ B-spot Explorer” from a unique perspective while visiting interesting spots nationwide.

When she first visited Tanga Market in Kitakyushu in 2014, she was fascinated by the retro shopping streets. Since then, she has continued to visit shopping streets across the country, reaching more than 300 to date.

In addition to contributing to magazines and web articles and appearing in the media, she has been serializing attractive spots hidden in local cities on Bunshun Online since December 2020.

Asamin‘s books

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Weight 501 g



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