The City of Morioka...and Depachikas!


While I was touring the city of Morioka, Japan, I also stumbled upon an amazing department store in the basement of an amazing building. Soon after, I began researching these amazing basement shopping centers (named Depachikas). Since one project influenced another, I put them together for this video.

Depachika PDF document mentioned in the video:

https://jsto.or.jp/wp-content/uploads/THE-DEPA-CHIKA-BOOKLET.pdf

Great articles about Depachikas:

Japan Monthly Web Magazine - https://japan-magazine.jnto.go.jp/en/1412_depachika.html

Eater.com's article: https://www.eater.com/2017/2/21/14651856/tokyo-department-store-food-depachika

Nippon.com's Article: https://www.nippon.com/en/features/jg00113/depachika-japan%E2%80%99s-basement-level-food-markets.html

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