Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Bad news for toy and figure otaku: Omu-raisu, the venerable toy shop that was the last stop in my Shimo-Kitazawa walk (you find it on p.63) has just closed. In business since 1988, this shop was rather off the beaten track but for many people it was nonetheless the best otaku store in the area. From tin toys and chogokin (die-cast metal robots) to sofubi and shokugan (candy toy) it had it all. Alas, life is hard for old-school toy shops.

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