Anyhow, to my dissappointment, many of the stores were closed due to the long holiday weekend... but I still had fun looking at the shops that were open.
When we saw this guy with a chef hat on, we knew we were close! Niimi was at the beginning of the Kappabashi street.
Among the shops that were open, the ones that interest me the most were the faux food stores.
There were also faux sundae, azuki bean soup, and other dessert items. They looked so real! A bit pricey though. The faux parfait were 4,700 yen a piece... but they would never go bad!
Faux sushi. The colorful ones on the left were scoops of ice-cream.
I think these were my favorite! They looked so real... with the katakuriko (potato starch) on the outside and all! Plus I love mochi.
Faux donburi (rice bowls).
I think they actually put individual grains of rice in these!
Faux seafood and noodles.
Many of the restaurants have these in their windows, especially those in department store food floors. I'm excited every time I see them. They are just awesome!