May 24, 2011

akachōchin 。。。 Izakaya 居酒屋

Some traditional lighting u can find in japan are called akachōchin  赤ちょうちん it marks an Izakaya .

Izakaya 居酒屋  is a type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks. They are popular, casual places for after-work drinking.

The name "izakaya" is a compound word consisting of "i" (to sit) and "sakaya" (sake shop), showing that izakaya originate from sake shops that allowed customers to sit at the premises to drink.

Izakaya are sometimes called akachōchin  赤ちょうちん(red lantern) in daily conversation, because these paper lanterns are traditionally found in front of an izakaya.

Here 's Some Pictures i took in japan .......and of course i bought one ^_^ in kappabashi Street .


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