One of the interesting features in Yamagata city is the traditional shops and warehouses that remain among the modern shops and offices. The photos above show the kura (storehouse) of the oldest one.
This pickle shop is another traditional shop. The pickles were delicious - you can try them first.
The pickles were displayed in old pickling tubs.
This antique mizuna (kitchen dresser) was in the tasting area.
There are plenty of modern out of town shopping developments too, but we went to Tendo city nearby for this one.
A lot of things are different...
These are some of the easiest places to get things like paper for shoji screens and other traditional DIY items, so Glyn had a good time!