Osaka is merchant city
Historically Osaka has developped as mercnaht city. Osaka having developed as commercial city , was placed near to sea. Therefore Osaka was called “the kitchen of Japan” at Edo era. Many fish and seashells were available abundantly there and foodstuff from other areas gather there well. So, people of Osaka know what is delicious.
Now, many cheep foods such Takoyaki are known as dishes that are delicious, inexpensive and provided in abundant amounts. If you come to Osaka, you must check “Hanadako” in Umeda area.
Like these foods are very popular in Osaka, and inexpensive, so it is one reason why we love Osaka.
The birthplace of Kamigata ManzaiManzai is one of Japanese comedy and Kamigata means Kyoto-Osaka area. Because before, the capital was in Kyoto, therefore in Japan, many culture has coming from there. Particularly in Osaka, people has loving comedy it has called “Manzai”
Now, we can see such type of comedy in Tokyo too, but most of them use Kansai dialect including Osaka dialect.
Unostentatious characterTherefore, ordinary citizen in Osaka also know what is comedy and humor. They understand it well so if you say some stupid things in front of them, they will counterstrike with word “Nandeyanen!” (means “why you say that!)
Sometime Japanese television interview to people in Osaka and ask them what is difference from Tokyo, they answer “We are different from them, and comedian from Osaka are more interesting than one of Tokyo”
Like these, people in Osaka has spirit if rivalry to Tokyo.
It also interesting and we love Osaka as humorous town.
If you come to Osaka, you will fall in love to there because of unique and humorous people.
Owner of shop will be discount some items if you can say “machete kudasai”( please discount it) well.
They has spirit of fun and enjoy life with it. It is answer why we love Osaka and you should, too!