Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved
Carved wooden Tampopo Sign, Tamana, Kumamoto 熊本
You can spot these "Tampopo" (Dandelion) restaurants here and there around Japan. This one is just outside the gate to the Tanjo Temple. The farthest north I've spotted one is along the streetcar tracks west of Susukino in Sapporo, and the farthest south is in Yatsushiro. It's not a chain; they're just a lot of private restaurants that may have been influenced by Juzo Itami.