One of my favourite stops in Tokyo so far,
in recent years it has become a hub for hidden little vintage shops and
“upstairs” music cafes, as well as local hip designer boutiques,
yet much of it still bears the flavours of a very relaxed, quaint part of town
the name of this awesome garage space takes the piss from
an old department store across the street
a space for creative hand made arts and crafts
as well as pre-loved items and “cube” shops
on the outside you would often find up and coming illustration artists
with ‘live shows’ of their illustrations on the walls and selling their goodies!
a haven of vintage finds and curious objects
“Yankeeeessss” second hand thrift shops
Shimokitaza is also a suburb for junktique,
where one can find anything from rolls of vintage fabric to collectible toys
an upstairs shop that stocks toys from the 1960s,
no photography allowed but
so much treasures hidden in this little nook!
art flags drawn by children in the suburb!
Upstairs music cafe playing Miles Davis and Beatles … :
the elderly man who owns the music cafe told us to fill in this diary
it’s for all couples (mainly tourists) filling in random scribbles
to events of the day
rustic izakaya makes for interesting structures
cute shop & cafe with design, home ware and bric-à-brac