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Japan Osaka Shnsekai Food Okonomiyaki

3 November 2017

Resurrection

Eating Okonomyaki in Shinsekai

For the last few days I have realised the little camera bag that goes with me everywhere has been dying. The zip has been failing and making it harder and harder to open and close.
Not just fabric getting caught in it, the actual teeth on the corner were getting wider apart than they should be. Well today it completely failed.
This has been with me for nearly ten years and has been all around the world.
It also doubles as a coin purse, it has a front pocket to hold all the change I get which later gets fed into vending machines.
So it was a perfect camera bag, and now its dead.
But fear not, it has been resurrected as you will see below!

Tonight on my way to resurrect my old friend, I headed south, went to the pyrmaid thing at Shinsekai, had okonomoyaki and chatted with a very curious Japanese couple, then continued on to Tennoji and looked at the tallest building in Japan (excluding the skytree).
I have typed enough and walked enough today, over 50,000 steps, so onto the pics.

Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - A band is seranading the glico man sign, on a boat. Thats the sort of thing that can happen on a regular night in Osaka.

A band is seranading the glico man sign, on a boat. Thats the sort of thing that can happen on a regular night in Osaka.


Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - Its Friday night, Dotonbori is particularly busy, I had to move on quickly to find some dinner in a location where I was more likely to get in.

Its Friday night, Dotonbori is particularly busy, I had to move on quickly to find some dinner in a location where I was more likely to get in.


Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - But first, here it is, dead case logic case, meat reborn case logic case. They are almost identical, I suspect they are supposed to be the same model

But first, here it is, dead case logic case, meat reborn case logic case. They are almost identical, I suspect they are supposed to be the same model but they changed the factory contracted to make them.
The store clerk was amused when I made him take it out of the packaging, stuck my camera in it, and handed him my old one to throw away.
He was also perplexed as to why I would take a photo of it all, whilst mouth trumpeting the last post to celebrate our fallen comrade.


Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - My journey took me through Den Den town, I didnt have time to look in any shops, but its a great place! I needed more time in Osaka, and on that note,

My journey took me through Den Den town, I didnt have time to look in any shops, but its a great place! I needed more time in Osaka, and on that note, in Japan, holiday already half over.


Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - Shinsekai, with the pyramid thing sticking up above.

Shinsekai, with the pyramid thing sticking up above.


Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - Last time I came here it was very very quiet. Tonight only quiet, probably because its Friday.

Last time I came here it was very very quiet. Tonight only quiet, probably because its Friday.


Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - Quiet means I could get into places to eat, Okonomyaki time. Here is the master maker. You can smoke in here, luckily no one was. A Japanese couple we

Quiet means I could get into places to eat, Okonomyaki time. Here is the master maker.
You can smoke in here, luckily no one was.
A Japanese couple were very interested in me, and asked lots of questions in broken English.
When I explained how long I am in Japan for and how often I come they were amazed, how can anyone take so many holidays etc.
The guy told me he would emigrate to Australia immediately.


Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - Here it is. I had the variety with added noodles, cause I was damn hungry. Although it was quite a small serve, but cheap!

Here it is. I had the variety with added noodles, cause I was damn hungry. Although it was quite a small serve, but cheap!


Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - Iconic shot every visitor to this place takes.

Iconic shot every visitor to this place takes.


Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - The covered shopping areas here are nothing to write home about, but I am anyway! Nice fake plastic autumn leaves.

The covered shopping areas here are nothing to write home about, but I am anyway!
Nice fake plastic autumn leaves.


Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - And here is Tennoji, another major commercial area of Osaka, not far from Namba really. I like an overpass!

And here is Tennoji, another major commercial area of Osaka, not far from Namba really. I like an overpass!


Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - The overpass allows long exposures of traffic. So I can get some starbursts.

The overpass allows long exposures of traffic. So I can get some starbursts.


Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - This is actually the tallest building in Japan excluding the skytree which isnt actually a building. It is only 65 storeys high, but in an earthquake

This is actually the tallest building in Japan excluding the skytree which isnt actually a building.
It is only 65 storeys high, but in an earthquake plagued country, thats high enough.


Japan-Osaka-Shnsekai-Food-Okonomiyaki - Tennoji was very nice, lots of people, the zoo is nearby, and this is a huge park. On Friday night its full of people, and surrounded by little cafes.

Tennoji was very nice, lots of people, the zoo is nearby, and this is a huge park. On Friday night its full of people, and surrounded by little cafes. I had a chai latte.


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