A Guide to Tokyo with 'Women of Colour Japan'
A Guide to Tokyo with 'Women of Colour Japan'Melanin Unscripted
Living in Japan as a foreigner has not always been described as easy. An extra layer of complexity is added when you are a woman of colour navigating the country by yourself. Documentary-maker and creative Amarachi Nwosu explores this in 'Women of Colour in Japan.' In the film Ameya, a photographer and filmmaker who is of Indian origin explains her time in Tokyo. Despite having been born there she still sometimes feels like an outsider. Nigerian-American stylist and teacher Uzochi also details her experience as a Black woman living in the city, and the importance to carve out a place for other women of colour there.
Together in their guide, they give us their favourite spots to grab a bite or to hang out in Tokyo. Ameya picks out some of the places that evoke nostalgia for her parents and heritage while also giving us some of Tokyo's authentic Indian spots where you'll find treats like mithai and cheese dosas. Uzochi selects her fav spot to experience art and have classic American burgers that reminds her of the States.
In this Guide
“Uzochi: I went on my bday and it was such a great experience. Definitely something you have to experience in person to understand how amazing it is.”More Info
“Ameya: Probably my favourite ramen spot. Get the tom yum ramen or green curry ramen.”More Info
“Uzochi: Great American style sandwich shop that also has great milkshakes. They have a sit down restaurant and also a take away which I frequent at least once a week. Their Arms Patty Melt is my favorite thing on the menu.”More Info
“Ameya: Also another good brown spot if you want to get mittai, and other authentic Indian sweets. It’s a bit overpriced but considering no one else does it like them - it’s worth it.”More Info
“Ameya: Kind of a childhood sushi spot that I grew up going to. The seared salmon here is really good and is a safe bet especially when my friends abroad come to visit and are apprehensive of raw fish.”More Info
“Uzochi: This place has all the games you could imagine- roller skating, badminton, basketball and lots more. They also have very reasonably priced food and drinks, making it a place you can easily spend your whole day at. Located in Odaiba, which also features many shopping malls and is also the location of TeamLab PLANET.”More Info
“Ameya: I think this is my favorite Tempura spot. They even have tempura egg!! Everything is made fresh in front of you and it’s not too oily.”More Info
“Uzochi: A very good brunch spot with great sourdough pancakes. The atmosphere and vibe is very relaxed and is a perfect way to spend your Sunday morning.”More Info