These monuments to eggs, sushi and shrimp can be found at a shrine called Namiyoke Inari Jinja (波除稲荷神社), next to Tsukiji Fish Market. The monuments are dedicated to the eggs and sea creatures that sacrificed their lives so that we could eat them. (Yes, definitely “only in Japan”.)
Here’s the Tamago-zuka (玉子塚) or grave for eggs:
The photo below is the Sushi-zuka (すし塚) and Ebi-zuka (海老 塚) or grave for shrimp:
Read more here (E) and here (J).
Photos taken along Shakujigawa, a river that flows through Kita-ku and Itabashi-ku in Tokyo.
Yoshino Baigō (吉野梅郷) is a plum garden near Hinatawada Station on the Ōme Line in Okutama. It has 25 000 trees in 100 different varieties, and is arguably the best spot for plum blossoms in Tokyo. The trees are in full bloom right now.
I spotted this fence at Zōjō-ji in Minato-ku.
Even in Tokyo’s shitamachi, the more old-fashioned (or traditional, if you prefer) part of Tokyo, you stumble across confectioneries that sell Christmas cookies, cake and chocolate. I bought this box at a small mom&pop store run by a retired couple: he works in the kitchen, she’s at the counter.
I’m not sure what the Easter bunny is doing in this collection. Perhaps he’s filling in for Rudolph?