1st Sazae-san Cafe
Apr 22, 2014
Last Saturday, the very first “Sazae-san” anime related café, “Lien de SAZAESAN” opened its doors in Sakura-shinmachi of western Tokyo, the town where Machiko Hasegawa, the creator of Sazae-san used to live.
Sazae-san is the cheerful housewife living with her entire family of three generations in a Japanese style home. Heart-warming episodes surrounding her family are aired every Sunday from 6:30pm that has garnered a great number of Japanese fans since 1969 until now. The show was recognized by the Guinness Worlds committee as the world’s longest running animated TV series.
From the nearest station, the Sazae-san family welcomes you here and there.
Bronze statues of the entire family.
The café is located on Sazae-san Street, and the entrance to the street can easily be recognized by this sign and flag.
Continue down the street passing the sushi restaurant with Sazae with her father Namihei in kimonos
and you will find this woody café.
“Lien” means “Bond” in French. The café was named in hopes that it could be a place where viewers can feel the world of Sazae-san and learn about various related programs or events. “Lien de SAZAESAN” aims to be a place where people become connected and create bonds of friendship.
I recommend you to taste this pretty café latte with Sazae-san’s face stenciled on top, with a pancake served on a unique Sazae-san hair style shaped wooden plate. So cute!
You can also enjoy the memorial scenes from this beloved series displayed on the wall.
5th Oct 1969 The anime series began airing.
20th,27th Aug 1972 Sazaesan family traveled abroad for the first time to Germany.
Sep 2013 Recognized as the longest running animated TV series in the Guinness World Records. Actress Midori Kato, who plays the voice of Sazae received the award on behalf of the show .
These are just a few examples. By viewing different scenes from this family-friendly series, you will be able to learn about historical events of this country as well.
Don’t forget to check out the footprints of their cat Tama on the wall as well as himself lying on the handrail of the second floor.
For those who are not so familiar with Sazae-san, please refer to my previous post for further details on the show.
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