Friday, May 29, 2009
Codawari Shouten In Nishi-Waseda And More "Antenna Shops"
"Antenna Shops" is a concept that is gaining popularity in Japan. Farmers who want to find alternative ways to tell their goods in the cities are supporting these shops so consumers can get fresh produce, fruits and other local specialities, for example here in Tokyo. Yasui-san in Nishi-Waseda was recently featured in Japan's Agriculture Newspaper, and here he is with me, helping me promote my book. He also has a blog and as he points out, I often buy rye bread when I visit. He is a really swell guy, and a good example of all that I think is so good about Japan's food & farming.
Furusato Antenna Shops are sometimes called Chiho Bussan Kan (地方物産館), meaning Local Food Shop.
Antenna Shop Codawari Shouten
Address: Nishi-Waseda 1-9-13, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Blog: アンテナショップ こだわり商店 早稲田 (栃木県茂木町 宮城県南三陸町/東京都檜原村）
Japan-Hopper has details about other Antenna Shops in Tokyo:
1. Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza
Hokkaido is the northest prefecture (island) of Japan blessed with beautiful nature, and Hokkaiod Dosanko Plaza offer high quality milk, butter, cheese, potato and seafood products.
It’s in Kotsu Kaikan Building in front of Yurakucho Station.
2. Shinjuku Miyazaki Kan KONNE
Miyazaki prefecture is perhaps the most booming prefecture in Japan, thanks to Miyazaki governor Higashi Kunibara, who’s formaly been a TV character.
Today Miyazaki Kan KONNE is now getting even more popular than ever, with lots of people visiting to get the local chicken special lunch.
It’s in southern exit side of Shinjuku, `Southern Terrace’. To get there, get off at Shinjuku statinon (JR line), pass through Shin Minami exit. On your way to Shinjuku Takashimaya Department store, you can find it on your right side, just the other side of Starbucks.
3. Iwate Ginga Plaza
With 300 square metre floor and 1,800 variety of products, you can experience whole Iwate! It’s next to the Ginza area, opposite side of Kabukiza in Higashi Ginza (East Ginza).
Japan-Hopper also notes that the most luxurious Antenna Shop would be Zarai Oita in Ginza!
Blogs I Like
- Ad B: Japan Navigator
- Adventures of a (Swedish) Salariman in Tokyo
- Amy: Blue Lotus
- Boing Boing: Wonderful Things
- Brendan: UNU OurWorld 2.0
- Hiroko & Rick: Itadakimasu
- Jared B: Tokyo Green Space
- Joan: Popcorn Homestead
- Jon: Toshogu or As I See Japan... From L.A.
- Justin B: The Rational Pessimist (Climate & Risk)
- Kat: Food Adventures in Japan
- Ken: KenElwood in semi-rural Japan
- Mari: Watashi to Tokyo
- MTC: Shisaku
- Otakimura: In The Pines
- P: Pacific Islander
- Peko Peko: Kyoto Foodie
- Richard H: Spike Japan
- Risa & Kirk: Savory Japan
- Robert: Pure Land Mountain
- Shizuoka Gourmet
- Ten Thousand Things
- Tom: Kitchen Garden in Japan
Links I Like
- News: About Sweden in English
- News: BBC
- News: Der Spiegel (Germany) in English
- News: Deutche Welle
- News: FT Asia (UK, EU)
- News: Kyoto Journal (Japan)
- News: NHK World Society & Others (Japan)
- News: People's Daily (China)
- News: Telegraph (UK)
- News: The Local (Sweden)
- News: Yomiuri Online (Japan)
- News: Yonhap (Korea)
- NGOs/News: Organic Consumers Association (US)
- NGOs: Amnesty
- NGOs: Consumers Union (US) Food
- NGOs: Consumers Union of Japan
- NGOs: Greenpeace
- NGOs: Greenz.jp
- NGOs: Japan for Sustainability
- NGOs: Japan Organic Agriculture Association
- NGOs: Japan Vegetarian Society
- Shops: Alishan Organic Center
- Shops: Eco to Waza (GreenJapan)
- Shops: Warabe Mura
- Stuff: Japan Probe