You’d be hard pressed to find a friendlier group of sales people than those milling around Bukado, a gift shop that’s full of Japanese imports and has been in Little Tokyo since 1945. Showing the faintest interest in local Japanese history will likely result in a clerk bringing out a half-dozen papers on shopkeepers and community activists that have made the neighborhood what it is today. After brushing up on your history, peruse the aisles for ceramic dishware, koi sock kites, art books and cards and paper parasols.
340 E 1st St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 9:30am-6pm; Sun 10am-6pm|