This is without a doubt my favourite bookshop in Tokyo. Way out in the city’s western extremities, it was looking decidedly worse for wear when I took the first photo back in 2018, but on a recent trip out to the area, it now looks about as good as a half century old wooden shop could probably ever hope to look.
Fascinating! I love all of your photos! ❤️🙏
Thank you very much! This shop is really special. Always a genuine treat to see it.
Very Wabi Sabi!
Definitely elements of that present, especially in the first photo.
Do you know if it was a change of owner? It’s so positive to see old stores like this taken care of.
Yes, always good to see such places survive. So many don’t…
I don’t think so. My guess is that it was just time for a bit of a refurb.
At least now there are some books, etc out in front!
I hope your trip is going well.
Yes, no shortage of stock at all. Amazing how much stuff they have in such a small shop.
Thank you. Yes, going very well. Already feeling much more relaxed.
Glad to hear that you’re feeling more relaxed. Enjoy!
Man, that sign. So cool!
It really is. Never fails to impress me each and every time I see it.