An old Tokyo bar and its no-nonsense Mama-san

Her native Okinawa that she left over 40 years ago must have changed enormously, but the bar this strong-willed Mama-san runs in Tokyo most certainly hasn’t. Or at least not since the 1970s.

old and small Tokyo bar Mama-san

A space that in many ways is more like an extended living room than a bar, allowing customers, with the accompaniment of a couple of beers, to feel completely at home.

old and small Tokyo bar Mama-san

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    • Lee says

      Yeah, it was an interesting little bar. The Mama-san was quite a character too.

      All down to the booze I think. I’m bolder, and those around me are more relaxed. The perfect situation really.

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