a typical shop of Shimokitazawa (by Sid Yoo)
The red-label drinks are hot.
The first time I realized you could get hot tea from a vending machine… I don’t know, it just made it seem so civilized.
Tokyo always looks so anime. Everything’s piled up on top of everything else, but nothing without care.
Shimokitazawa (下北沢 Shimokitazawa?) is located in Setagaya, Tokyo and is usually considered to be one of Tokyo’s hippest neighborhoods among young people. The atmosphere and fashion is similar to the more popular Harajuku, but is usually less crowded and has a much more laid-back atmosphere. It consists of the neighborhood immediately surrounding Shimo-Kitazawa Station, where the Odakyū and Keiō Inokashira Lines intersect. Also known as “Shimokita”, the district is a center for stage theater and live music venues. It is home to the historic Honda Gekijō theater building. With its numerous cafes, unique fashion and music outlets, Shimokitazawa is popular with students and young people.