“Food, Fun and Pleasure in Nihonbashi & Asakusa” Event is coming soon!

Walking Tour for Enjoying Dishes of Long-Established Shops and Sake in Asakusa & Nihonbashi Areas - Two-Day Event Where You Can Appreciate Traditional Edo Cultures

November 30th,2019/ December 8th,2019

Michibiki Hananotsuji Shopping Street Promotion Association , Yaesu Naka1chome Shotenkai and Ichiyozakura kokusai-dori Promotion Association are going to jointly hold an event titled “Food, Fun and Pleasure in Nihonbashi & Asakusa” as a part of their initiative to support wide-area local shopping streets for the purpose of the stabilization and development of small and medium-sized businesses as well as the activation of local economy.
The venues for the main programs will be NIHONBASHI PLAZA BUILDING and Sakura Street on Saturday, November 30th and Tokyo Asakusa Union Kenban and Senzoku Park on Sunday, December 8th, respectively.
This event will offer the special bento box sales by the long-established shops in respective areas, a sake-tasting walking tour, the product sales by very popular confectionery shops, the free trial and viewing of traditional Edo intangible cultures, a festival with many vendor stalls, etc. In addition, in each venue, various events and programs are scheduled to be held for featuring the tasting and sales events by long-established shops. In Nihonbashi area, the programs relating to shakuhachi, shamisen, dai-kagura, geiki, trial ride of jinrikisha, shimenawa making and traditional Japanese clothing as well as the trial lessons by the long-established shops from respective areas are going to be carried out. Meanwhile, in Asakusa area, those events such as Asakusa Shinmon’s ki-yari/matoi-furi, kodan storytelling, geiki, ONONO KOMACHI’s entertainment show and the trial lessons by the long-established shops from each area will be held.

Event Outline

【Title】“Food, Fun and Pleasure in Nihonbashi & Asakusa”
【Term】Nihonbashi / 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 30th, 2019
  Asakusa / 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 8th, 2019
【Venue】Nihonbashi / 1st Floor of Nihonbashi Plaza Building & Sakura Street
Asakusa / Tokyo Asakusa Union Kenban, Neighboring Streets & Senzoku Park
【Participation Fee】Free of Charge (You will be charged for participating in the sake-tasting walking tour to be held during the event.)
【Host Organizations】
Michibiki Hananotsuji Shopping Street Promotion Association (@ Taito-ku)
Yaesu Nakadori Shotenkai (@ Chuo-ku)
Ichiyozakura kokusai-dori Promotion Association (@ Taito-ku)
※The event contents and the shop owners are subject to change due to certain reasons.

Sales of Bento Box of Long-Established Shops

Nihonbashi / Saturday, November 30th, 2019 @ Nihionbashi Plaza Building
Asakusa / Sunday, December 8th, 2019 @ Senzoku Park

Asakusa Sakuranabe Nakae

Sakure Fillet Bento
100 grams of Horse Fillet/ Home-Made Tamago-yaki (Japanese omelet)
3,000 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day: 10

Asakusa Sakuranabe Nakae Sakure Fillet Bento
Asakusa Sakuranabe Nakae Sakure Fillet Bento

Asakusa Kusatsu-Tei

Colored Winter
Sumeshi (vinegared rice)/kinshi-tamago (Japanese omelet cut into strips)/boiled Chinese mushroom/crab meat/french-fried peeled boiled soybeans/tamago-yaki (Japanese omelet)/boiled shrimp/saikyo-yaki (Kyoto-style grilled) salmon/boiled shimeji mushrooms/chicken breast meat boiled with sansyo (Japanese pepper)/white goma (sesami)/wariboshi-daikon (sliced and dried Japanese radish) dressed with sliced umeboshi/boiled black bean/ganmodoki (deep-fried tofu mixed with thinly sliced vegetables) served with cooking liquid/boiled carrot/boiled chicken meat balls/grilled ear tip of bamboo sprout/boiled snow peas
2,000 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day: 10
※The menu of side dishes are subject to change depending on purchasing situations.

Asakusa Kusatsu-Tei Colored Winter
Asakusa Kusatsu-Tei Colored Winter

Asakusa Funachu

Showa Memory Bento
Umeboshi/goma (sesami)/white rice/grilled chicken leg skewer/chicken ball skewer/french-fried shishito/fried chicken/kinpira-gobo (fried burdock root)/chicken breast boiled with sanshou (Japanese pepper)/boiled shiitake mushroom/boiled carrot/boiled bamboo sprout/kamaboko (fish sausage)/tamago-yaki (Japanese omelet)
1,300 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day: 10

Asakusa Funachu Showa Memory Bento
Asakusa Funachu Showa Memory Bento

Asakusa Kaiseki-Hisagoan

Kaiseki Bento
Kyoto-style grilled (saikyo-yaki) salmon/vinegared flower-like renkon/chicken grilled with sanshou pepper/anzu (apricot)/tamago-yaki (Japanese omelet)/sweet potato boiled with sugar and honey/kurifu-dengaku (yellow-colored wheat gluten with sweet miso paste)/matsukaze-style nukago (bulbet)/roasted beef/kohaku-namasu (red-white vegetables)/ohitashi (boiled greens)/ pickled vegetable/kokabu (little turnip)/nishin (herring)/atsuage (deep-fried tofu)/carrot/snap pea/seasonal takikomi-gohan (rice seasoned and cooked with various ingredients)
2,000 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day: 15

Asakusa Kaiseki-Hisagoan Kaiseki Bento
Asakusa Kaiseki-Hisagoan Kaiseki Bento

Asakusa Oribe

Oribe Specially Selected Bento
white rice/beef/burdock/sushi ginger/takuan (pickled radish)
1,080 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day: 20

Asakusa Oribe Oribe Specially Selected Bento
Asakusa Oribe Oribe Specially Selected Bento

Nihonbashi Isejyu

Layered Colored Sukiyaki
Rice (koshihikari made in Shizuoka) /Japanese black beef/boiled egg/shiitake mushroom/ renkon (lotus root)/shirataki (konjac noodles)/fried tofu/syungiku (garland chrysanthemum)/ maple leave with dried bread-like pieces of wheat gluten /naga-negi (Japanese leek)/Oba (macrophyll)/Japanese pickles (a part of materials includes wheat and egg)
2,500 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day only at Nihonbashi Venue: 10

Nihonbashi Isejyu Layered Colored Sukiyaki
Nihonbashi Isejyu Layered Colored Sukiyaki

Nihonbashi Nikusen Donya Sasaki

Sukiyaki Bento
Rice (Made in Japan)/beef/naga-negi (Japanese leek)/banno-negi (green onion)/soy sauce/sugar/mirin (sweet cooking rice wine)/tsukemono (Japanese pickles)
1,000 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day only at Nihonbashi Venue: 30

Nihonbashi Nikusen Donya Sasaki Sukiyaki Bento
Nihonbashi Nikusen Donya Sasaki Sukiyaki Bento

Nihonbashi Toyoda

Specially Made Toyoda Bento
Atsuyaki-tamago (thick Japanese omelet)/seaweed seasoned with Japanese basil/fried chiken/shrimp fried with flavor/baked crossed duck/grilled chicken/shibazuke (Kyoto-style pickled vegetable)/maple leave with dried bread-like pieces of wheat gluten /salted red salmon/fukusa-style frying /satoimo (taro)/burdock/ganmodoki (deep-fried tofu mixed with thinly sliced vegetables)/ renkon (lotus root)/shiitake mushroom/carrot/green chili/rice
2,000 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day only at Nihonbashi Venue: 25

Nihonbashi Toyoda Specially Made Toyoda Bento
Nihonbashi Toyoda Specially Made Toyoda Bento

Nihonbashi Seito

Kobe Beef Bento
Kobe beef steak/onion/jyagaimo (Irish potato)/paprika/Japanese radish/ pumpkin/ carrot/ broccoli/mushroom/milk/cream/curry/stew/angel shrimp/tamago-yaki (Japanese omelet)/fried chicken/cashew nut/pickled vegetables/rolled cake
2,500 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day: 20

Nihonbashi Seito Kobe Beef Bento
Nihonbashi Seito Kobe Beef Bento

Nihonbashi Funazushi

Fall-Time Specially Made Scattered Sushi
White rice/shrimp/smoked salmon/snow crab/African octopus/tobiko (flying fish roe)/tamago-yaki (Japanese omelet)/cucumber/vinegared renkon (lotus root)/kiboshi (mushrooms)/chopped ginger/kanpyou (gourd)/goma (sesami)/nori (dried laver seaweed)/carrot/satoimo (taro)/nankin (pumpkin)/konjac/burdock/salmon/kaki-mochi (persimmon-filled rice cake/hajikami (ginger root)
2,500 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day only at Nihonbashi Venue: 20

Nihonbashi Funazushi Fall-Time Specially Made Scattered Sushi
Nihonbashi Funazushi Fall-Time Specially Made Scattered Sushi

Product Sales by Very Popular Confectionery Shops

Nihonbashi / Saturday, November 30th, 2019 @ Nihionbashi Plaza Building
Asakusa / Sunday, December 8th, 2019 @ Senzuka Park

Asakusa Kawakita

Assorted Asakusa Sands
4 raisin sands/ 2 macha sands/ 2 blueberry sands/ 2 caramel sands
1,500 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day: 5

Asakusa Kawakita Assorted Asakusa Sands
Asakusa Kawakita Assorted Asakusa Sands

Asakusa Kawakita

Assorted Soft Cookies (9 cookies)
butter cookies/chocolate cookies/fruit cookies
1,500 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day: 5

Asakusa Kawakita Assorted Soft Cookies (9 cookies)
Asakusa Kawakita Assorted Soft Cookies (9 cookies)

Asakusa Tokutarou

A Set of 6 Kintsuba (Red Bean Paste Wrapped in Wheat-flour Dough)
950 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day: 30

Asakusa Marusen

Asakusa Kaki-no-Tane
600 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day: 50

Asakusa Marusen Asakusa Kaki-no-Tane
Asakusa Marusen Asakusa Kaki-no-Tane

Nihonbashi Tokiwaki

A Set of 2 Kuro-Manjyu (steamed black breads) Using Black Sugar Made in Okinawa and 2 Monaka (bean paste sandwiched by crisp wafers) using Dainagon Azuki Beans Made in Hokkaido
1,010 JPY / Maximum Number of Products to be Sold per Day: 10

Nihonbashi Tokiwaki A Set of 2 Kuro-Manjyu (steamed black breads) Using Black Sugar Made in Okinawa and 2 Monaka (bean paste sandwiched by crisp wafers) using Dainagon Azuki Beans Made in Hokkaido
Nihonbashi Tokiwaki A Set of 2 Kuro-Manjyu (steamed black breads) Using Black Sugar Made in Okinawa and 2 Monaka (bean paste sandwiched by crisp wafers) using Dainagon Azuki Beans Made in Hokkaido

Sake-Tasting Rally

This is a program in which you can enjoy a “Sake-Tasting Set” or a single drink with one coin, 500 JPY, out of carefully selected Japanese sake in Nihonbashi area/Asakusa area. If you have collected all of the six stamps of the three locations in Nihonbashi area and Asakusa area respectively, you will be provided with “Sake-Tasting Set (50 ml × 3 kinds)” or “A Single Drink (150m l)” for free of charge for one time.
■Nihonbashi / Saturday, November 30th, 2019 @ Event Space in Nihonbashi Plaza Building
■Asakusa / Sunday, December 8th, 2019 @ Event Corner in Senzoku Park

Brands Participating to Sake-Tasting Rally

・Yoemon(Iwate/Kawamura Sake Brewery Shop)
・Wataya(Miyagi/Kanenoi Sake Brewery)
・Mizutoriki(Miyagi/Kakusei Corporation)
・Kakuemon(Akita/Kimura Sake Brewery)
・Jyokigen(Yamagata/Sakata Sake Brewery)
・Toyoka(Nagano/Takazawa Sake Brewery)
・Imanishiki(Nagano/Yonezawa Sake Brewery)
・Chibitagawa(Niigata/Yoyogiku Brewery)
・Kikko-Hanabishi(Saitama/Shimizu Sake Brewery)
・Fukugokoro(Ibaraki/Siina Sake Brewery Shop)
・Syoryuhorai(Kanagawa/Oya Takashi Sake Brewery)
・Zarusohorai(Kanagawa/Oya Takashi Sake Brewery)
・Yutomasamune(Tochigi/Sugita Sake Brewery)
・Ouju(Tochigi/Sugita Sake Brewery)
・Tsuchida(Gunma/Tsuchida Sake Brewery)
・Tatsuriki(Hyogo/Honda Shouten)
・Kasumitsuru(Hyogo/Kasumitsuru Corporation)
・Shirakiku(Kyoto/Shirasugi Sake Brewery)
・Ikekumo(Kyoto/Ikeda Sake Brewery)
・Kazuhiro(Shiga/Nakazawa Sake Brewery)
・Suiryu(Nara/Kubohonke Sake Brewery)
・Hayane(Toyama/Fumigiku Sake Brewery)
・Tanizumi(Ishikawa/Tsuruno Sake Brewery Shop)
・Echizenmisaki(Fukui/Tanabe Sake Brewery)
・Garyubai(Shizuoka/Sanwa Sake Brewery)
・Horaisen(Aichi/Sekiya Brewery)
・Ichinenfudo(Aichi/Sekiya Brewery)
・Rakunoyo(Aichi/Marui Partnership)
・Tabika(Mie/Hayakawa Sake Brewery)
・Zaku(Mie/Shimizu Kiyosaburo Shouten)
・Homareikezuki(Shimane/Ikezuki Sake Brewery)
・Ryusei(Hiroshima/Fujii Sake Brewery)
・Kyokuho(Hiroshima/Kyokuho Sake Brewery)
・Hanahimesakura(Ehime/Kondo Sake Brewery)
・Toyonoume(Kochi/Takagi Sake Brewery)
・Koimarisaki(Saga/Koimari Sake Brewery)
※These sake brands are subject to change.

Nihonbashi Stamp Locations

Ikemasu / Nihonbashi Street 2-Chome Building, Nihonbashi 2-2-6, Chuo-ku
Ikemasu / Nihonbashi Street 2-Chome Building, Nihonbashi 2-2-6, Chuo-ku
Yoshinozusi Main Shop / Nihonbashi 3-8-11, Chuo-ku
Yoshinozusi Main Shop / Nihonbashi 3-8-11, Chuo-ku
Nihonbashi philly / Nihonbashi 3-2-13, Chuo-ku
Nihonbashi philly / Nihonbashi 3-2-13, Chuo-ku

Asakusa Stamp Locations

Asakusa-Tsujimura/Asakusa3-34-6,Taito-ku
Asakusa-Tsujimura/Asakusa3-34-6,Taito-ku
Tonkatsu-Yayoi/Asakusa3-12-4,Taito-ku
Tonkatsu-Yayoi/Asakusa3-12-4,Taito-ku
Asakusa-Kenban/Asakusa3-33-5,Taito-ku
Asakusa-Kenban/Asakusa3-33-5,Taito-ku

Stage Events

Learning Expertise of Long-Established Shops

Nihonbashi Plaza Specially Built Stage
Asakusa Union Kenban Stage
Asakusa Senzoku Park
※The scheduled events are subject to change. Please visit the event website for the latest information.

Nihonbashi TAIMEIKEN Western Dishes

Event Day: Saturday, November 30th /Start time 12:40-
How to Cook Delicious Omelet

Nihonbashi TAIMEIKEN
Nihonbashi TAIMEIKEN

Nihonbashi Yukari Japanese Dishes

Event Day: Saturday, November 30th /Start time 12:40-
Recipes Using Edo Vegetables

Nihonbashi Yukari
Nihonbashi Yukari

Asakusa Yadoroku Rice Ball

Event Day: Saturday, November 30th Start time 14:40- /Sunday, December 8th Start time 14:40-
How to Make Delicious Rice Ball

Asakusa Yadoroku
Asakusa Yadoroku

Shakuhachi/Shamisen

HIDE×HIDE Hideki Ishigaki (shakuhati) & Hideki Onoue (cyuzao shamisen)

■Saturday, November 30th, 2019@Nihonbashi Plaza Specially Built Stage /Start time 12:00-
A next-generation Japanese instrument unit currently attracting the most attentions with its one and only sounds created by a melodious and emotional shakuhachi and a chuzao shamisen having both aggressiveness and subtleness. This music group has been doing vigorous activities inside and outside Japan such as receiving the first prize and the special music award at an international competition held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Additionally, this group, as the member of a music unit named “AUNJ Classic Orchestra” consisting of 8 Japanese instrument players, participated in the tour visiting world heritages including Mont Saint-Michel in France and Angkor Wat of Cambodia, performed at notable sites representing Japan including The Grand Shrine of Ise and Yakushi-ji Temple, and appeared in many TV programs such as “Nihongo-de-Asobo” of NHK E-Tele Channel and “Daimei-no-Nai Ongakukai (Untitled Concert)” of TV Asahi Channel.

HIDE×HIDE  Hideki Ishigaki (shakuhati) & Hideki Onoue (cyuzao shamisen)
HIDE×HIDE Hideki Ishigaki (shakuhati) & Hideki Onoue (cyuzao shamisen)

Dai-Kagura

■Saturday, November 30th, 2019@Nihonbashi Plaza Specially Built Stage /Start time 11:15-
This is a kind of Kagura, Japan’s traditional entertainment, which has been very popular as a variety entertainment program among a wide range of people since the end of Edo Period. This entertainment program consists of “Mai (Dance)” part including shishimai (lion dance) in which an exorcism or the likes are performed mainly through the dancing of shishi (shishi) and “Kyoku (acrobatic performance)” part represented by the umbrella spinning performance.

Dai-Kagura
Dai-Kagura

Geisha Dancing

■Saturday, November 30th, 2019@Nihonbashi Plaza Specially Built Stage/Start time 13:50-・Sunday, December 8th, 2019 @Tokyo Asakusa Union Kenban Stage /Start time 13:50-
Females who entertain guests by adding funs to a party through their dancing, music and musical instruments, referred to as Geisha or Geiko. They are the females making their guests comfortable at a sake party by performing their variety of arts. This in one of the occupations which became popular from the middle of Edo Period when playing with Tayu became less popular.

Geisha Dancing
Geisha Dancing

Ki-Yari/Matoi-Furi/Hashigo-Nori

■Sunday, December 8th, 2019 @ Asakusa Yanagi Street/Start time 12:00-
Asakusa Shinmon
Loving the manliness of Tatsugoro, Yoshihiro Sojo of Ueno Daiji Temple requested him to take the managerial position around Asakusa area. Tatsugoro admirably fulfilled his responsibilities, establishing his overwhelming influences over Asakusa area. Then, Sojo made an approach to Yoshinobu Hitotsubashi and successfully made him acquainted with Tatsugoro. Yoshinobu also liked Tatsugoro very much, ordering him to be the guard of “Shinmon (New Gate)” when Ms. Syunnin Jugo started her retired life in Asakusa and newly opened a Buddhist priesthood. This is how Tatsugoro began identifying himself as a new gate – Shinmon.

Ki-Yari/Matoi-Furi/Hashigo-Nori
Ki-Yari/Matoi-Furi/Hashigo-Nori

Kodan Story/Rakugo Story

■Sunday, December 8th, 2019 @Tokyo Asakusa Union Kenban Stage/Start time 14:30- (Rakugo) Start time 15:00-(Kodan)
Suzu Kanda Kodan Artist
Born in Tokyo; Became a disciple of Sumire Kanda in August, 2006; Became one of the opening actors of KodanKyokai in November 2006; Promoted to one of the second graders in September 2010; Liking to tour castles; Having a special skill of distinguishing teas by tasting them.
Danko Tatekawa rakugo-ka (comedy storyteller)
Born in Shinjuku, Tokyo in 1954; Became a disciple of the 7th-generation Danshi Tatekawa in 1978; Having an experience of being the only uchi-deshi (live-in disciple) of the 7th-generation Danshi Tatekawa [4]. Considering his experience of eating and sleeping together with Danshi for a long term, Danko Tatekawa is said to inherit Danshi’s specialty performances most precisely among many of his disciples.

Suzu Kanda  Kodan Artist Danko Tatekawa rakugo-ka (comedy storyteller)
Suzu Kanda Kodan Artist Danko Tatekawa rakugo-ka (comedy storyteller)

Entertainment Show

■Sunday, December 8th, 2019 @Tokyo Asakusa Union Kenban Stage/Start time 13:00-
ONONO KOMACHI
The idle group comprising 4 girl members from Aichi Prefecture. They are a Japanese-style entertainment unit that provides “the performances of Japanese traditional cultures added by new elements”: singing, Japanese dancing and illusional magics. In the motif of Onono Komachi, a waka poet, from Heian Period who lived her whole life in Aichi Prefecture, this group is comprised of Reina Konishi, Saki Yamakawa (20), Saina Fukushima (19) and Kaede Sakanaka (25). They are the selected group of members who used to be the members of their respective groups engaging in activities based in Nagoya.

ONONO KOMACHI
ONONO KOMACHI

Trial Lesson Events

Jinrikisha Trial

Saturday, November 30th, 2019@Around Nihonbashi Sakura Street

Jinrikisha Trial
Jinrikisha Trial

Shimenawa Making Trial

Saturday, November 30th,2019@ Nihonbashi Plaza /Sunday, December 8th,2019@ Event Corner in Senzoku Park

Shimenawa Making Trial
Shimenawa Making Trial

Japanese Clothing Dressing Trial

Saturday, November 30th,2019@ Nihonbashi Plaza /Sunday, December 8th,2019@ Event Corner in Senzoku Park

Japanese Clothing Dressing Trial
Japanese Clothing Dressing Trial

Contact

Secretariat for “Food, Fun and Pleasure in Nihonbashi & Asakusa”
TEL: +81-3-6802-8991 (International)
03-6802-8991 (Domestic)
(10:00 AM – 5:00 PM excluding Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays)