Kappa bashi Wholesale street

You can find Kappa decorations in stores and Kappa statues along this street.
What is “Kappa” ? Why is this district called “Kappa bashi” ?

Kappa is a mythical and imaginary water spite which lives in Japanese river and lakes. This district’s drainage was poor and this area was often flooded, so they tried to construct ditches, but it didn’t go well. Seeing that things didn’t progress the Kappa of Sumida River helped with the construction work, and the work was completed successfully 200 years ago.

There’s a variety of plastic fake food such as vegetables, fish, meats, Japanese foods, pan cake and others. They look more real than the real. They’re sure to surprise you.

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