old fashioned

Wood and string toy provides old-fashioned challenge

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剣玉は、伝統的な遊びです。

It’s nice to see the young people at the matsuri giving their smartphones a rest and enjoying some old-fashioned games, like kendama which involves catching a ball tied to two wood cups with a string.

Simple sidewalk flower shop near Nakano station

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この中野の昭和的な花屋で、花や植物をよく買います。歩道にお店がはみ出しているところが大好きです。

I get many of my cut and potted flowers at this old-fashioned florist near Nakano station. I love how the shop casually spills out onto the sidewalk.

Hand cranked, shaved ice is an old fashioned summer treat

かき氷が美味しいです。手動クランクは昔の気分がして、かっこいです。

Shaved ice is a popular summer treat. I like this hand-cranked model. The ice is shining like a giant jewel.