The night scenery of ” Omoide – Yokocho ” ( Memory Alley ).
Even though,this very narrow alley is located nearby the Shinjuku – Station, which is one of the biggest terminal station in Tokyo, it miraculously remains undeveloped.
Here is a remarkable number of so small pubs and bars,and these stores are very shabby, because, they have their roots in the black market or at a food stall right after the war.

02/02/2013 Omoide – Yokocho, Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

日々止まずに発展を遂げる,新宿副都心の中の狭い,しかし圧倒的な存在感を発揮しているディープエリア,「新宿思い出横丁」(しょんべん横丁,とも)の風景です。
新宿西口の大ガード脇の,30m×100mほどの狭小なエリアに,数えきれないほどの,間口の狭い簡素な造りの居酒屋(もつ屋,焼鳥屋が多い)がぎっしりと立ち並んで,異彩を放っております。
そのルーツは戦後の闇市に遡るそうで,今でも,狭小過ぎる路地,戸板一枚で隣店と区切った造りなど,闇市の雰囲気を色濃くとどめております。

02/02/2013? 東京都新宿区,新宿駅西口,思い出横丁

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「まちなみ逍遥 Wandering the Wonderful Streets」管理人です。 I love wandering the wonderful streets, alleys and markets around Japan and the world. This website is the photo galleries of charming streets. 日本国内や海外の古い街並み、路地裏、市場の雑踏、飛行機、などの散策アルバムです。

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