If you’re a busy business person working in Ueno (Tokyo), where would you choose to escape to for your lunch break? Well, when I was walking around Ueno recently I discovered the answer: Shitaya Shrine.
Shitaya Shrine houses deities for business prosperity, and harmony and happiness in marriage, according to the sign:
It was basically your run of the mill, small, inner city shrine:
Except for all the business men dotted around, enjoying their lunch breaks. This one’s eating a “bento” (lunch box) from a convenience store:
This one is enjoying a bit of music with his sandwich:
There were lots of others, including a group of men smoking, but I didn’t want to make it too obvious I was taking photos of them!
Have you seen anyone eating lunch in an unusual place in Japan? I’d love to hear your stories! 🙂