Pokemon Mania Still Going Strong

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

Pokemon may have been a brief fad in other countries, but in Japan, love for the strange battling creatures continues to this day.

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

While exiting Osaka Station, I saw numerous brightly colored signs for the Pokemon Center, so I set off camera in hand to check out what was going on.

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

The Pokemon Center turned out to be a section of a department store dedicated to selling Pokemon toys. Shelves were packed with keychains, glove puppets and action figures.

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

Cleverly there were shopping baskets positioned at the entrance so kids could get all the items they desperately needed.

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

Customers taking a break from shopping were playing Pokemon computer games.

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

So there you go, Pokemon culture is alive and well. In the words of Pikachu. “Pika, Pika!”

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

Pokemon Center Osaka, Japan

About travel67

Travel writer and photographer living in Okinawa, Japan
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