Gleeful is an Urakashi focal point, as one of the neighbourhood’s largest venues housing both vintage clothing and furniture stores as well as a popular cafe. Across all three, the aesthetic is the kind of retro Americana that is perennially popular in Japan regardless of year or season. Clothing-wise that means a selection (for both men and women) encompassing everything from pre-war workwear to 1970s and ’80s outdoors gear, while the patina-aged furnishings date back as far as a century. The Gleeful Cafe and Bar meanwhile offers true American-style sandwiches, i.e. stacked sky-high and served with fries.
1F, 3-9-9 Kashiwa, Kashiwa-shi
|Opening hours:||shop 12noon-8pm daily; café 11am-6.30pm daily|
|Transport:||Kashiwa Station (Joban line)|