Hot Oden on a Cool Autumn Evening

With three other guys picking up some of the slack over on The Brothers Brick, I’m hoping I can get caught up on the Asian-themed LEGO creations I’ve missed this summer. Bruce gets me started with a great little food cart from Brickshelfer kobachan:

I’m not sure what all the letters on the carts sides are, but the first letter is O (お), so I’m thinking this is an oden stand. Oden is a hot pot or stew that includes ingredients such as daikon radish, potatoes, carrots, chikuwa (fish cakes), boiled eggs, and konnyaku (yam cakes). It’s popular in the autumn and winter, and even in modern Japan you might be able to find a street stall serving steaming hot oden to keep you warm.

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