Stores and Shops This was once a tailor’s shop and cry cleaner. I talked many times to the man who owned this shop and who was in the 1990s taking care of his wife, who had become bed-ridden. Umbrellas for sale at a fun shop in Mizusawa. A delicious lunch served at Ecuru. This is onigiri and suition on the right, which is a local soup. Inside Ecuru. More food at Ecuru. And another dish. My wheels while in Iwate. An old samurai house in Kanegasaki that has been turned into a pizza parlor. One of the many empty stores you see in the region. When I lived in this neighborhood in the 1990s, this was a convenience store. It had been in operation since the 1920s. When I visited in 2017, the building had been torn down. Well, I suppose it’s a lot better than Dirty Santa.