Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya

Food Samples in Kappabashi, near Asakusa

Food Samples in Kappabashi, near Asakusa

A food sample is a part of Japanese culture now. It was hard for people to see what kind of food the restaurants provided. Then, those people started to make food samples.

But now, it’s a kind of art as it really looks like a food, not a sample. Because when you see it, it’s really hard to see if it’s a sample or real.

This store, Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya not only sells many kinds of different food samples, but organize the class to make samples on the 2nd floor of that building. To make samples, you have to book in advance, though.

When you go to Asakusa, you may make a little side trip to Kappabashi, where you can find many kinds of traditional Japanese kitchen wears besides the store of food samples. You must be able to enjoy shopping and seeing amazing works of samples.

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5 Responses

  1. Silversky says:

    It is really amazing how perfect those samples are! I can feel the passion of those professionals who’s been making these fantastic art works.

  2. theout says:

    I’ve got some samples there for my friends. They loved it! I want to try making next time.

  3. Naka says:

    I am wondering if I can see these kind of works in other countries out of Japan. Many restaurants in Japan show the display in front of the shop.

  4. haramin says:

    Great! It’s in the front of restaurants.

  5. hami2009 says:

    I’m interested in making those Food samples because I love doing crafts! I’m sure it’s very fun to see many different kinds of samples ,too. It is also very nice that you’ll be able see what kinds of foods the restaurant serve before you enter there.

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