Small places, great stories!

Chicken Soba

World Campus – Japan participants arrived at the train station in Abiko. The highlight of this day was our lunch and the story that goes with it. We went to eat to a standing soba place. You order your food and then you stand there to eat it. This little place is located in between the train racks. Take a look 🙂 http://www.360cities.net/image/yayoi-ken-the-standing-up-eating-noodle-shop-japan#0.00,0.00,70.0

Once the trains started to transport people from and into Abiko, there were people selling Bento Boxes (Lunch Boxes) to the users but with the improvement of the train systems in Japan, they decided to create a very small business to serve awesome, inexpensive food for the users of the trains.

During the Bento Boxes time, there was a handicap young man who liked drawing pictures, he used to work at this place. Kiyoshi Yamashita was his name and he was asked to design the package of the bento boxes to sell. Design that now has a very high price because he became a very famous artist in Japan. That makes the standing soba places at the Abiko Train Station even a more exciting place to not only eat but to learn about Abiko’s history!

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