NIPPONIA No. 46 September 15, 2008
Special FeatureExploring Akihabara, Japan’s Electronic Market
See You in Akihabara!
So many big and small stores, selling so many electronic parts, computers, animé software, and other products for modern media lifestyles—it’s no wonder that Akihabara has such global appeal. Add to all this the fantasy world of maid cafés, and you have a wonderfully unique combination. Come explore Akihabara for an electrifying experience.
Photos by Miyazaki Eriko and Kono Toshihiko
Map compiled in June 2008
- Electric appliances, electronic goods, etc.
- Electronic parts
- Computers and peripherals
- Maid cafés
- Pop culture stores (video games, manga, animé)
- Stores selling mini-cars, train sets, robots
Traditional Turkish doner kebab (beef roasted on a spit), wrapped with cabbage, tomato and onion in pita bread. Now popular in Akihabara.
The maid’s rabbit picture was “painted” with ketchup.
Ketchup goes well with omu-raisu (a paper-thin omelet wrapped around seasoned rice).
Canned o-den (chunks of food simmered in a broth that has been seasoned with soy sauce). A treat now identified with Akihabara.
Canned bread? What will they think of next! Sold at the @home cafe.