Behind the curtain
Japanese street life looks a lot like Korean street life. There seems to be about the same number and range of top-end boutiques, mom and pop convenience stores, English signs, Western amenities, menu boards with pictures, and vending machines that we see in Seoul. In Seoul, though, the street food stalls don't typically have places to sit. Instead, people just stand to eat (it is rare indeed to see people walking and eating at the same time). In Fukuoka, there were many street stands like the curtained and self-contained mobile restaurant cart seen here. Not only a place to rest your weary feet and have some grilled meat, but to drink heartily should you choose. This cart also had a well-stocked bar section, with a great range of hard liquor to complement any choice of food.