Back Alley Matsusaka

I was sent to Matsusaka in Mie Prefecture for a couple of days this month. While there, I managed to do a tiny bit of exploring during my lunch break. There are many of these small alleys, lined with mom and pop restaurants. If I had more time, I would have liked to try them.


There’s just something about old signs that interests me. Of course there are the old neons, but before that there were a lot of old painted adverts on the sides of buildings, some of which are still there! I especially like the ones with phone numbers that begin with letters (usually short for the region […]