JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 7 – KYOTO – ISSEN YOSHOKU

by Antonio Gil June. 26, 2020 647 views

Here at Issen Yoshoku, there are a few hundred of  ema (絵馬) on the walls, all on the theme of sex. Ema are small wooden plaques where a wish or prayer is written on

Here at Issen Yoshoku, there are a few hundred of ema (絵馬) on the walls, all on the theme of sex. Ema are small wooden plaques where a wish or prayer is written on

At each table in the establishment is a cute, young kimono clad mannequin, to keep you company

At each table in the establishment is a cute, young kimono clad mannequin, to keep you company

The actual issen yoshoku

The actual issen yoshoku

♫♫ The Famous Kyoto Style Okonomiyaki! ♫♫

Issen Yoshoku is located in Gion and serves a variation of the popular dish, okonomiyaki. Issen Yoshiku combines a comical interior with a one dish menu. It is a popular destination for locals and tourists. While somewhat kitschy, at Issen Yoshoku you can taste what is said to be the original ‘Western food’ in Japan.

The original ‘Western food’ (洋食, yoshoku) in Japan, at least that eaten by commoners, was defined as something made with wheat flour (merikenko, literally American powder) and/or ‘sauce’, as in the (very Japanese) sauce used on this dish. This dish was called Issen Yoshoku

Note: The interior is hot and heavy with sexual innuendo, however it isn’t sleazy. The owner says that as he grew up in Gion, as a child he saw the entire world of adults, the ‘front and the back’ and while Gion was not and is not a redlight district, after food and drink, sex is often next on the menu, so to speak.

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Francesc 8 months, 1 week ago

Very interesting set...Fantastic captures!!! Happy day Antonio

8 months, 1 week ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 8 months, 1 week ago

Happy day dear friend. Kyoto is a very beautiful city.

8 months, 1 week ago Edited
Camellia Staab 8 months, 1 week ago

LOVED this post! The details you captured are just so intriguing. What a a great place to visit. So much to see and study. Very very cool Antonio. So glad you shared this post. I would have spent hours just looking and admiring each and every artifact on these walls and its surroundings. 😊

8 months, 1 week ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 8 months, 1 week ago

It's one of the must visits in Kyoto. Very joyful and rule breaking. Thanks dear friend

8 months, 1 week ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I would feel at home at this place. Nice set

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm sure you would 😁

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
José Manuel 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Fiquei c fome. Devia estar uma delicia🙄🙄🤪🤪

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Estava pois. Eu é que andava doente e nada me sabia bem, infelizmente. Tenho que lá voltar

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Colin Massey 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed looking at your photos and the story about each photo, fascinating

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Colin Massey 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Glad you've liked it 😁 More to come about Kyoto and Japan

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Pratanu Banerjee 8 months, 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing picture. The picture quality is superb.

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Pratanu Banerjee 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you my good friend

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Raquel Cunha 8 months, 2 weeks ago

#11 Podiam inverte e seria um banco para distanciamento social - covid bench

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Raquel Cunha 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Hahahaha. Boa ideia 😂😂😂

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
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