Japan Images: Ueno Seafood
Saturday, April 9th, 2011
Ueno is situated in Tokyo’s inner north and is probably best known for the massive Ueno Station, which is a major hub for many of Tokyo’s train lines and the stunning Ueno Park and Zoo.
Another one of Ueno’s attractions is the Ameyoko (アメ横), a shopping street full of stalls selling everything from fresh meat and vegetables through to shoes, jeans and shirts. The shops stretch along the JR Yamanote line tracks from Ueno to Okachimachi station (next stop Akihabara!).
This image was taken of a temporary stall setup along the middle of the street. The vendors were selling mainly seaweed and other dried seafood goods stacked on foam plates including these spectacularly coloured dried shrimp.