Dennis A. Amith

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The One about Shimokitazawa

Back in 1927, when Shimokitazawa Station was built, the area around it, was chosen to become a commercial district. Located in Kitazawa, a city in the Setagaya prefecture, Shimokitazawa is a commercial, entertainment neighborhood known for attracting people with its restaurants and shops and the area also serves as the home to the historic Honda Gekijō theater. Similar to Ura-Harajuku, where automobiles are restricted and small shops are seen all around, Shimokitazawa is best known […]

The One about Pancontomate Pasta House in Shimokitazawa

In several cities in Tokyo, one can find a Pancontomate Pasta House restaurant. A chain of Italian-inspired restaurants which opened in Japan back in 1981 and known for their 2.5mm noodles.  But the name “Pan Con Tomate” is actually a simple Spanish snack which is a Spanish-style toast with olive oil, garlic on bread with ripe grated tomatoes and a sprinkle of sea salt. Popular for their Italian dishes, one of the things I wanted […]