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Images from Japan: Oko

“Oko” by MC MasterChef

A small grill/noodle shop in Oko, a small town near Hiroshima. Note that most of the counter space is actually a cooking surface.

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  • Actually this was taken in Hiroshima itself, in a four-story “okonomiyaki palace”, which is what’s being served here (a Hiroshima area specialty).

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