Yamako Oden Stand/山幸!
Yesterday, the first day of the 2012 version of Shizuoka Oden Fair was freezing!
But it was still better than last year when we were beset with rain!
I reached Aoba Park just before dark at about 17:15.
The event billboard!
Although it would be very busy on Saturday and Sunday, it was still quiet as office workers had not left their jobs yet and it was simply freezing under the gutsy wind!
But the hardy people manning the stands kept themselves warm until the night got really busy!
Oden from Himeji in Okayama Prefecture!
Oden from Odawara in Kanagawa Prefecture!
My favorite oden stand, Yamako Oden Stand/山幸!
They serve all kinds of titbits apart of oden, notably sausages, meat balls and tororojiru!
The miso sauce!
The true Japanese comfort food!
Shizuoka Sake served hot at another stand!
Not oden but sakura ebi/Cherry Shrimps from Yui!
As it got darker more people started coming!
No they didn’t serve oden or tomatoes at “Tomato House” but brochettes/yakitori!
I should be able to take better pictures this weekend during the day!
The event is held in five different locales from the 1oth to the 12th of February in Shizuoka City:
-Aoi Square/青スクエアAoba Park/青葉公園・青葉シンボルロード
-Gofuku Cho Doori/呉服町通り/Shichiken-cho Doori/七間町通り and Koya Machi/紺屋町
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