Thursday, March 18, 2010

Nagata Neighborhood Streets #1

I recently moved to a different ward within Kobe called Nagata - Ku and have spent some free time exploring my new surroundings. This region suffered the largest number of casualties in the Hanshin earthquake and consequently even this many years later the area is being shaped by the memories, economic hardships, and challenges the disaster created. Shoes Plaza, wearing a giant pair of red pumps as its identity badge, aims to restore the once lucrative and famous Nagata shoe industry.


  1. right across these shoes is a tiny okonomiyaki shop we ate at, which was really nice.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion, I looked on your blogs archive and believe it is called Fuji? I will be sure to check it out. . . I do love okonomiyaki!