Saturday, August 11, 2012

Arigato, Japonia! 51. Dotonbori, Osaka / Arigato, Japan 51. Dotonbori, Osaka


Dotonbori becomes crowded especially in the evening because of the many eateries and entertainment places. The name came from Yasui Doton, who built here a channel for the transport. There were many theatres here at the beginning, but many have been closed in time. What remained were the many restaurants and cafes. 

This is a place where you come to see and to be seen. It’s a meeting point for youth. Like in America Mura, the young people show here their own fashion.

The pancakes with crabs and octopus  are famous here and so are the advertisers. But the most famous advertisment is that with Glico man. It is old but the people in Osaka loved it, so they protested when it was decided to take it out. And Glico stayed. 

Dotonbori, un loc din Osaka cautat mai ales seara datorita numeroaselor locuri de distractie existente aici, si-a luat numele de la Yasui Doton, care a construit in aceasta zona un canal pentru transport. La inceput, existau aici mai multe teatre dar, in timp, multe s-au inchis. Au ramas insa numeroasele restaurante, baruri si cafenele, infiintate pentru spectatorii de teatru.

 Asahi, o cunoscuta marca de bere japoneza
Acesta este locul unde vii ca sa vezi si sa fii vazut. Numerosi tineri se aduna aici spre seara, cand se aprind luminile si reclamele luminoase de neon. Ca si in America-Mura, ei isi etaleaza moda proprie.
Cel putin un teatru a mai ramas in Dotonbori
dar cine crede ca are talent, poate da spectacolul chiar in strada.
Clatitele cu crabi si caracatita sunt faimoase in Osaka, iar cele mai bune, le gasesti in Dotonbori (cel putin asa spun altii si eu...i-am crezut pe cuvant). Firma cu crabul animat, care isi misca clestii, rezista de multa vreme aici, devenind chiar un simbol al acestui cartier al restaurantelor, impreuna cu cele cu caracatita.
Dar cel mai cunoscut, cel pentru care locuitorii orasului au facut o adevarat pasiune si l-au aparat cu vehementa atunci cand s-a dorit sa fie dat jos, fiind prea invechit, este Glico! Acesta e binecunoscutul brand al unor bomboane bogate in glicogen, care dau multa energie.

10 comments:

VP said...

Some really funny shots here!

Traveling Hawk said...

I'm glad you enjoyed, VP!

Randy said...

I love all of the large ads.

Traveling Hawk said...

Me too, Randy, especially that of Asahi beer:)

Rizalenio said...

I saw some Japan fashion. Very interesting as always.

The benches looking at the river are inviting to sit at.

Traveling Hawk said...

This is the reason of the post, Rizalenio: to show young fashion and youth habits. Thanks for the visit, my friend!

Francisca said...

Yup, the Japanese youth really do have a style their very own. :-)

Traveling Hawk said...

Which I think is very funny, Francisca. I am used with it from the Japanese TV serials.

Kumiko said...

These photos are wonderful.
Your first visit to Doutonbori...
It is really interesting.
How was the impression of these big crab,octopus?
And how do you think of Japanese young girl's fashion,compared to girls in your country? Are they similar?

Traveling Hawk said...

I knew the famous crab from internet photos, and I appreciated to be able to se eit in person. The young girls'fashion in my country is similar with the western European one, very different of the Japanese fashion. The last one is known from the Japanese TV serials, as I said. It's something that only young girls could wear.