This photo was sent from my iPhone in April 2008.

Mitsuwa Marketplace in Little Tokyo

Mitsuwa Marketplace used to be my primary source of Japanese goodies when I lived closer to downtown Los Angeles. There was this old Japanese man who did commercials for them on the local television channel on Saturday afternoons when Japanese soap operas run. Sadly, Mitsuwa closed in January 2009. I haven’t yet gone by to see how the Korean-run store that is now in its place is doing.

Address: 333 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California 90013