Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tamako Market - Music Café

In several episodes of Tamako Market we see Tamako visiting a record store / café along the Demachi Masugata Shopping Street. The original place has closed down, but I checked out the current place this time.

Image from Episode 1 - 15m08s.

Outside the place.

Image from Episode 1 - 15m26s.

They no longer sell records here, but you can still get coffee and even something to eat.

Image from Episode 6 - 03m56s.

The whole place is quite small.

Image from Episode 6 - 04m04s.

Tamako usually sits in one of these chairs around the corner.

Image from Episode 11 - 17m30s.

Tamako's father sitting here in one episode as well.

Image from Episode 11 - 17m46s.

View towards the kitchen area.

I tried the daily special, cooked Dera chicken.

There were also guestbooks here.

Lots of neat Tamako Market drawings.

At the shopping street they still had Tamako Market decorations up as well.

Tamako Market poster, shikishi signature boards and other signed items.

Tamako Market t-shirts for sale.

Image from Episode 10 - 11m12s.

The big fish hanging from the roof again, as shown in the anime.

Image from Episode 1 - 14m47s.

Shopping street floor tile which was also shown in The Eccentric Family.

The guestbooks were moved back to the bench where I saw them the first time I visited.

Lots of people had signed of course.

Including a certain Michael Vito, which I had met in Tokyo before when we checked out Your Name locations together.

I signed it again as well.

Image from Episode 1 - 00m36s.

Right next to the bench is the end of the shopping street which was in the show. You can see that the Tamako tobidashi figure was still here as well.

Closeup of the Tamako tobidashi figure.

And one of Choi.

Image from Episode 12 - 14m56s.

At this end of the shopping street is also this location where Choi says goodbye in the last episode. I've marked a path from the café to the shop on the left here in the map below.

Image from Episode 8 - 19m35s.

I also checked out the nearby Kamogawa delta, which was also seen in The Eccentric Family and K-On.

Image from Episode 8 - 19m47s.

This is where Dera works out...

Image from Episode 8 - 19m43s.

And also projects images onto Kamo Ohashi Bridge.

Location map:

This location was visited on 2017/10/26.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tamako Market - Mochi Shops

Since I already was at the Demachi Masugata Shopping Street again to get some The Eccentric Family pictures I also decided to get pictures of the locations where the mochi shops the Kitashirakawa and Oji families lives in Tamako Market.

Image from Episode 1 - 12m43s.

This is the location of the Tama-ya mochi shop where Tamako and the rest of the Kitashirakawa family lives. As you can see there's no mochi shop here in real life. The building on the left matches though.

Image from Episode 7 - 04m35s.

Tamako and Choi outside Tama-ya. The real-life building in this location can actually be seen in The Eccentric Family!

Image from Episode 4 - 12m49s.

Dera flying out of the window of Tama-ya. You can see the two matching buildings to the left.

Image from Episode 1 - 17m50s.

There's no Ricecake Oh! Zee across the road either. Just a parking spot.

Image from Episode 4 - 06m35s.

View towards the shopping street from the mochi shops location.

Image from Episode 2 - 14m16s.

And the view towards the mochi shops location from the shopping street.

Image from Episode 6 - 00m12s.

Just a bit further down the road from the mochi shops location there's also this roadside shrine that was shown in the anime.

Image from Episode 6 - 00m14s.

Tamako prays at the shrine.

Image from Episode 6 - 00m54s.

The buildings at the shrine all matches.

Image from Episode 6 - 08m23s.

All the shopping street shop owners at the roadside shrine.

Image from Episode 6 - 07m04s.

On the other side of the shopping street from where the mochi shops location is there's this place where Tamako and friends sets up a haunted house.

Image from Episode 6 - 15m04s.

No haunted house here in real life.

Image from Episode 6 - 11m02s.

The buildings on the other side of the road here doesn't really match.

Image from Episode 6 - 17m08s.

People queuing to enter the haunted house. I've marked a path from the mochi shops location to this location in the map below.

Although the mochi shops shown in Tamako Market isn't real, there's the sweets shop that sells mochi called Demachi Futaba just in front of the shopping arcade.

There's usually huge lines to get mochi here every day. By pure luck it was a short line on the day I visited, so I finally decided to get some mochi here.

The history of the shop. It was founded in 1899, so it's been around for quite a while. Their signature item is called mamemochi.

Image from Episode 1 - 12m40s.

Staff making and selling mochi.

Nicely wrapped mochi.

Image from Episode 1 - 12m40s.

Mamemochi is the same type of mochi that is shown in Tamako Market.

Location map:

This location was visited on 2017/10/26.

Special thanks to mjvito who made this map: