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KAPPABASHI DOUGU STREET FESTIVAL
|Kappabashi Dougu Matsuri
Oct. 4-10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All days during the festival.
Kappabashi Dougu Street is located in Tokyo's Taito City, along the west side of Asakusa's entertainment district, and just midway between Ueno and Asakusa. Merchants first began gathering in the Kappabashi area around 1912, selling old tools and a wide range of implements and hardware. Today, one can find almost every kind of restaurant equipment imaginable, including bakery equipment, Japanese, Western, and Chinese tableware, china, lacquerware, restaurant equipment, packaging, containers, decorative goods, "fake" food samples, chef's coats, signs, noren (shop curtains), bamboo wares, baking ingredients, food and beverage ingredients, confectionary wholesalers, Japanese furniture, Western furniture, kitchen equipment, refrigerators and refrigerated showcases, showcases, displays, shop design and construction services, and much more. At about 800 meters (nearly a half-mile) in length, and with over 170 shops, this is Japan's largest shopping street devoted to kitchen implements.
(Quoted from the website of Tokyo Kappabashi Dougu Street Promotion Union)
"Kappa" an imaginary creature believed to live in water is a mascot of Kappabashi from the phonetic resembrances.
Kappabashi Dori, Taito-ku
On ordinary days, shops are opening from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon through Fri (Opening 90% on Saturday and 30% on Sundays and holidays)
Access: Tawaramachi Station on Subway Ginza Line/ Asakusa Station on Tsukuba Express
Telephone: 03-3844-1225 (Tokyo Kappabashi Dougu Street Promotion Union)
Plastic and Wax Food Samples
Kappabashi Restaurant Equipment Street
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