You’re apt to see them anywhere. A little plat of land that serves as the local cemetary jammed full of headstones all crammed together. Space is such a premium on an island that literally every square inch is accounted for. This particular one was tiny and sat in the corner of the street where I was staying.
If you find yourself in the Aomori, Japan airport and you’re feeling a mite peckish, hit up the convenience shop and have some fresh clams. I watched the guy replenish the tank. Grab a bag. Grab some clams, and voila, you too could sit in front of gate and crack’em open for a tasty delight.
Here’s the guy loading up the tank.
Here is a side shot of the tank.
Here they are from the top.
…some of which I wouldn’t eat.
Yaku niku restaurant is where you choose your foods which are brought to the table and you cook it on a charcoal brazier while you sit and visit with your friends.
Dried squid snack is THE most delicious snack to Japanese.
Fresh squid from the department store.
Japanese restaurants cast their dishes in resin to entice people in (and coincidentally making it easy to take the waitress over to and point at when ordering if you don’t speak the language.)