Tokyo neighborhoods' small shops keep crafts alive


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I make it a point to try/regularly patronize neighbourhood shops.

Since I live in Koreatown I already suffer from this phenomenon double: Interesting local shops get shuttered for personality-less Hanryu boom kitsch.

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“Children who watch the magical event of the candy being made stare open-mouthed,”

I can believe that. I used to stare open-mouthed and drooling watching salt water taffy being made on the boardwalk.

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Consumers should go to these places more rather than the big flashy mall.

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