They definitely don’t have the same fame and following as those in Shibuya and Harajuku, but Ueno’s old-fashioned shops do have more character. And without a doubt more characters.
Like this old fella for example. A man who may well have had to hire somebody younger to help out, but it’s still hard to see him ever leaving — at least while he has the legs for it.
A way of life which undoubtedly works for him, and in many ways, Ueno as well.