Saturday, December 27, 2008

100 yen stores

I had read about 100 yen stores on a few people's blogs, so when I came out of the subway and saw one just up the road I went exploring. (Look for the red logo - you'll come across them here and there.) The store was great. It sold very basic items from potato peelers to stationery, and everything in between.

I couldn't resist quite a few stackable plastic containers - the perfect size for storing threads and other sewing bits and pieces in my studio.



They weren't the most practical thing to bring home in a suitcase, but they made it safely - stashed with this colourful Japanese candy that is simply too pretty to eat.



I also found my way to Daiso - possibly the mother of all 100 yen stores - on Takeshita Dori in Harajuku. See Marceline's blog for excellent directions and details. It was very busy when I was there and I was already laden down with a few shopping bags; so I found it hard to make my way around the store. I did pick up some cute coloured paper packs, which I plan to use making some things out of a Japanese craft book I picked up on paper cutting.

7 comments:

lisa said...

So fun! I love finding stationery packs at 100 yen shops. And chopsticks.

as said...

I love 100 yen stores:) I used to live near one and the staff would sing along with the store theme song. Which played constantly. But I loved it!:)

BrineS said...

Looks like fun!

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Michelle. said...

I wuv this blog! Just started mine and I have yours in my blogroll!

Swati said...

100 yen stores are great! I was in Japan last year, and just loved all the stationary and fun little things. Thanks for your inspiring blog!

Alia said...

Hi! I live in Muscat, Oman and we have a Daiso here!! There is a bigger one in Dubai but I don't get up there that often!!

Jac said...

So easy to spend lots of money by the looks of all the lovely things on offer. They look so much nicer than our equivalent pound shops in the UK which tend to be full of uninspiring things!