A small restaurant called Sogetsu is tucked away in one of the local shopping streets, and is considered a neighborhood hotspot due to its specialty dish: Kashiminyaki. The exterior of the shop, a translucent red awning with the name of the restaurant adorned with white paint, may give the impression that it is stuck in a previous time. That assumption would be somewhat correct.
This restaurant started life in 1926 as a café serving the local community a wide variety of standard Japanese meals, from pork cutlet to fried noodles. Some of the original equipment is still in use today, including the working rotary phone and the antique cash register. It eventually started to specialize in okonomiyaki, a type of savory Japanese pancake for which Osaka is famous. It is one of the oldest restaurants in Kishiwada City, and has been managed by the same family since its inception. The current owner is the fourth generation to run the business, and her incredibly welcoming personality is the embodiment of Senshu hospitality.