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Izakaya, Okayama

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 27 August 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Back from Tokyo; guess what? Didn't take my camera! But I was working anyway so it wasn't really the best opportunity for taking photos...

Here are some shots I took in Okayama just before I went away. An izakaya is a type of Japanese restaurant; I've got many shots of them scattered through my archives.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Dipanjan Mukherjee from Bangalore, India

Nice decoration...Ligts are placed beautifully

27 Aug 2008 8:53am

@Dipanjan Mukherjee: Thanks Dipanjan!

Sun.~ from Tehran, Iran

Stunning........

27 Aug 2008 11:55am

@Sun.~: Thanks Sun.~!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

An extensive menu, I can almost smell the food.....mmm

27 Aug 2008 2:27pm

@Observing: Cheers Mike!

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

cool shot, that's a big menu

27 Aug 2008 4:02pm

@Alun Lambert: Thanks Alun!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

interesting shot, i assume that's the menu. so what are the characteristics of an izakaya that distinguish it from other restaurants?

27 Aug 2008 4:11pm

@danthro: Thanks danthro. That's a good question; an izakaya is a place for drinking, with food to accompany the drink. Have a look here...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izakaya.

Arps from Hyderabad, India

Very interesting shot... what does the numbers imply ?

27 Aug 2008 7:24pm

@Arps: Thanks Arps. The numbers are the prices.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

yes the visual image of the menu is fascinating! very graphic!

27 Aug 2008 8:09pm

@dj.tigersprout: Cheers dj.tigersprout!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

The menu in izakaya or other restaurant like teishoku are part of Japan atmosphere. I have got a few pictures of them too. I will have a beer first...

28 Aug 2008 1:25am

@akarui: Sounds good! Thanks akarui.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I take it that he's the same guy, but he looks older in this shot.

31 Aug 2008 5:18pm

@Twelvebit: It is the same guy. Yeah, he was a young guy Twelvebit - but not that young!