“Otoko wa tsurai yo!” (男はつらいよ; It’s hard being a man)! These famous words, now part of Japanese folklore, are synonymous with the lovable movie character, Tora-san (寅さん).
Ahh, poor Tora-san… that traveling salesman whose comical exploits cause his family endless problems. The poor guy whose romances never work out the...
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Tokyo (東京), there is a town in the eastern part of the city where you can slow down and relax. If you want to experience a "shitamachi" or a traditional downtown Japanese neighborhood, Shibamata (柴又) is a must-visit place for you.
About the Town
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