Japan Plastic Food

POSTED BY DANNY CHOO On Sun 2012/08/12 12:31 JST in Places to visit in Japan

They are a part of Japanese daily life and help us make decisions when choosing what to eat - plastic food samples! They are traditionally displayed in shop windows - shop owners would send in photos of their dishes to a factory where they are rendered in plastic form - plastic has never looked so tasty!

But did you know that you can buy then for yourself too? As part of the Japan Mode filming, we went to visit a shop called Maizuru in Kappabashi where folks like you and I can go along and buy some plastic food samples.

To get to Maizuru, get off at Asakusa on the Ginza or Asakusa line and walk to the following location.
東京都台東区西浅草1-5-17
Nishiasakusa 1-5-17, Taito-ku, Tokyo

The Kappabashi area is filled with shops dedicated to kitchenware - great for those who cook and who run restaurants too.

*everything* you see in this shop is made of plastic!

How about a plate of fly lice? 6300 yen

If you are a doll owner then this place is very dangerous - expect to leave with heavy damage to wallet-kun.

"Tokyo Sky Tree Tempura"

Felt so hungry after filming so dropped by Tokyo Sky Tree for some nom noms - and take a gander at more plastic food samples ^^;

Not food - but so cute that you want to eat it.