Here's a picture of 'JUSCO'--the big, cheap department store near campus where we do alot of our shopping. If you haven't seen the movie "Kamikaze Girls"--(Shimotsuma Monogatari), it is very funny and JUSCO has a part in it.
Here's a little girl watching the Taiyaki being made. These are the same fish-shaped cakes I was talking about at the Nitaiji temple fair--there is a booth at JUSCO where they make them, too.
The fish shape molds that they fill with batter and sweet-bean paste.
Piping hot and ready to eat!