Vintage ventures in Tabata Ginza

Travel | BACKSTREET STORIES Aug 27, 2016

Vintage ventures in Tabata Ginza

by Kit Nagamura

The midday sky swirls with typhoon clouds as I set off to explore a little shopping area known as Tabata Ginza in Tokyo's Kita Ward. I'm thrilled to be in the charismatic company of a third-generation rakugoka (traditional storyteller) who lives nearby. I met ...

Inky points of interest in Tabata

Travel | BACKSTREET STORIES Jul 30, 2016

Inky points of interest in Tabata

by Kit Nagamura

Under glowering clouds, I decide to explore the area around Tabata Station in Tokyo. Though recently renovated, the station is one of Tokyo's oldest depots, dating from 1896. The station offers nifty spots for watching shinkansen trains bullet by, but I take the north ...