Support Tohoku – Kessenuma Shop in Ginza

Kessenuma Shop
Kessenuma Shop

Antenna shops showcase food and other products from a certain area, usually a prefecture in Japan. I love to shop at antenna shops for hard-t0-find shochu, sake, regional seafood, and other items like miso. It is a good place to pick up omiyage for friends, or things for yourself.

Recently in Ginza, across the street from the Sony building, a shop featuring the food of Kesenuma, in Miyagi prefecture. A restaurant on the second floor is scheduled to open from November 3rd. Tuna and sanma are two seafood that Kesenuma is known for so look for these, and much more, at the restaurant. Kesenuma is a big seafood port that was hit by the tsunami.  The space for the shop was offered to the city of Kesenuma rent-free and the shop is expected to remain open until August 2012.

The Asahi newspaper reports that other cities that have been affected, like Hachinohe, Kamaishi, Ishinomaki, and Iwaki, may also be participating in the antenna shop.

Chuo-ku, Ginza 5-2-1

5 Comments Add yours

  1. amnos says:

    Thanks for this info! I’ll be sure to pop by when I visit at the end of the year. 🙂

  2. yukarisakamoto says:

    Thanks! Let me know how it is when you go. It is on top of our list when we are in the Ginza area. We are thinking to have lunch there as my husband is a fishmonger and he loves the seafood from Kesenuma. Be sure to pick up my book too for your trip! Your first time to Tokyo?

  3. amnos says:

    Nope, this must be my 10th time in Tokyo. I usually visit Japan once or twice a year. I visited Kesenuma last year, it was a lovely place. Had a fantastic sushi meal there! Really sad over the earthquake+tsunami.

  4. Moi says:

    My hightlight in Tokyo is ANTENNA SHOPS, I found shops in Nihonbashi, Ginza area ftom your website. Would it be possible to have all list of antenna shop? Many thanks for help.

    1. yukarisakamoto says:

      Here’s a list of shops I’ve listed on my site so far:


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