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Fukuokas Yatai

Fukuoka is well known for its yatai – street food vendors.

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A closed yatai

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People enjoying the yatai experience!

They appear in the early evening and seeing them being pushed or pulled by a single man is quite something.

On our last night in Fukuoka we decided to eat at one.

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Yatai lining the river.

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The one we patroned had oden and yakitori.

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The food was cooked on a small stove and freshly prepared, we recieved a warm welcome and friendly service.

It was slightly surreal sitting in the middle of the street having dinner and watching tv. The food was really tasty and cheap (150yen/oden).

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J at the yatai

You see yatai in Tokyo especially around Shinjuku stn but I’d never seen so many before, apparently Fukuoka has around 150! I’d defiantly recommend you go to one if you find yourself in Fukuoka!

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High Street Shops

As well as the usual lolita brand shops I love I have found a lot of other high street stores selling amazing clothes and thought I would share!

Fint

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I am very much in love with Fi.n.t at the moment they have a lot of ‘British style’ items and some with random French words like the beret with ‘Bonjour!’ on.
Fi.n.t online shop

Honey Bunch
Honey Bunch is more of a Gal brand I think but they have some very cute ‘British’ items at the moment too.

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Including this very cute skirt!
Honey Bunch online shop

Par Avion

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I particularly like this watch cardigan, and when I was in store they had a cute top with embroidered candys on.
Par Avion Webstore

The Emporium

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I was lucky enough to buy a bag and cute sailor cardigan at The Emporiums end of summer 70% off sale, among the boring items are some cute finds like this hat.
The Emporium Webstore

Sango
I have bought a few things from Sango – some sandals, flower hair clip and a cute blouse. Sadly they don’t have a Webstore but you can learn more from this excellent blog entry and a shop list here.

Randa

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There are lots of cute cheap shoe shops in Japan for 1800-2500yen a pair. Randa is more expensive but appears to be much better quality. I have my eye on some fur lined moccasins for winter.
Randa online shop

Womb

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Womb seems to be disposable(ish) trends and fashions, I recently got a galaxy skirt there for 1500yen. It’s quite young but worth a look.
Womb webstore