Nestled among the old-school streets of Yanaka, you’ll find this unassuming little shop selling traditional, quirky and, as its name suggests, kitschy Japanese souvenirs. Shop for everything from traditional tableware and maneki-neko lucky cat figurines to Mt Fuji-inspired goods and nori maki-shaped towels, which are placed in a bamboo bento box. Look out for the handmade accessories and jewellery by local labels as well; they all feature some classic Japanese elements, such as hair accessories made from washi paper, and earrings resembling small shimenawa (rice straw ropes used in Shinto practice) ornaments. We also love the line of cute stationery, think faux-food bookmarks, chopstick pens, wasabi tube-shaped markers, strawberry shortcake boxes and many more unapologetically kitschy items. Be warned: you probably won’t leave empty-handed – but quite possibly emplt-walleted.
|Venue name:||Tokyo Kitsch|
3-18-7 Yanaka, Taito-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-6pm, closed Tue|
|Transport:||Nishi-Nippori Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Chiyoda, Nippori-Toneri lines)|