From stationery to toilet-seat covers, this is the largest household goods store in Tokyo, packed with knick knacks and DIY projects for the home. Previously known as Tokyu Hands, the all-encompassing store has been reborn as just ‘Hands’ due to the company being acquired by home improvement group Cainz Corp.
This massive rebranding has come with the introduction of the new Hands logo, created by Japanese design firm Nendo. The logo features the kanji character for ‘hand’, which is emphasised with the word 'Hands' simply written in English underneath. While the exterior of the iconic Shibuya store now features the new logo, nothing much has changed inside, and you’ll still find seven floors of great shopping.
Particularly interesting is the party supplies section, which gives a unique glimpse into the Japanese sense of humour. Hands has also renewed its Green Corner, where you can pick up fresh flowers and plants for the home. Aside from shopping, the store also has a café and restaurant as well as workshops where you can learn handicrafts like woodworking. It can be difficult to find your way around the multitude of floors, but getting a bit lost is part of the fun, right?