I was in Akihabara the other day to pick up a few items and took some quick shots on the street. It was a week day so there was not that many people out. It was mainly interesting to see which stores had changed recently and take a look at the advertising boards.
You can see from the next few photos the Autumn colors in the trees. The photos were taken in the late afternoon with the sun starting to set.
A number of years ago, the Akihabara area used to be all computer and electronic stores. It was hard to find somewhere good to eat. I don’t remember seeing Ramen on the main street back then.
Recently, instead of saying Akihabara, most people are just calling this area, Akiba. The kanji is written 秋葉原, which used to be read Akiba no hara, similar to Yamanote 山手, the “no” is not seen but still read. The popular reading changed from Akiba no hara to Akihabara, and now people seem content to just say Akiba.
For a number of years the Yamanote Line was referred to as the Yamate Line, until new signs in English and Japanese made the reading to be consistently Yamanote Line.
Almost forgot, this is what I bought. A small sushi set from Kotobukiya store.
Are you an Akihabara fan? What is your favorite thing to go shopping for?