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Fire at Kanda Yabusoba

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Some info here:

http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNASD...

I loved to stop by here after a hard day of UFO Catchers and manga hunting. Hope they get back on their feet soon.

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  1. For those of us that don't read Japanese, how extensive was the damage? I'm really sad to see that as I really enjoyed eating there and look forward to returning.

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    1. re: dinersaurus

      Kanda Yabu is completely gone. Nothing now but a vacant lot with a fence around it. The day after the fire it did not look too bad; the grounds were intact and the main building looked OK save for a hole in the roof over the kitchen that had been knocked out for the fire department to let the smoke out. I imagine that eighty plus years plus the smoke damage made it impossible to save the building, although it can be rebuilt. The kaeshi, on the other hand, from what I have heard, can not.

      1. re: edozanmai

        Thank you for the update, although I almost wished that I hadn't asked. That is really heartbreaking.

    2. This was about 4-5 months ago correct?

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      1. re: kamiosaki

        Yup.