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Tokyo Japanese Outlet / 東京アウトレット

July 1, 2015

Make Up and False Lashes

Make Up and False Lashes

The NY Times has called Sawtelle the “Boulevard of the Rising Sun”  because of the mix of Japanese restaurants, and shops.  But few of the Sawtelle businesses can match the Tokyo Japanese Outlet for bringing you a piece of Japan right in West Los Angeles.  Located in the
Sawtelle Center, the Tokyo Japanese Outlet might be small, but it packs a punch with a plethora of over 4000 Japanese items.  Items range from anime toys, beauty products, candy, cell phone accessories, stuffed animals, unique kitchenware, Japanese gifts and souvenirs, apparel, and much more.   Once inside, it’s really easy to admire all of the merchandise, and quite frankly, shopping at the Tokyo Japanese Outlet is simply irresistible.

Cute Socks

Cute Socks

Some of the coolest items

A few of our favorite items were the Japanese beauty products.  We thought it was some of the best make-up around.  We loved the false eye lashes and Love Drops Mascara.  Also the Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner was fabulous.  Other unique finds were all of the Hello Kitty merchandise, Japanese candy and gum, and the bento boxes.

Hello Kitty Goods

Hello Kitty Goods

The items are tad more expensive than the other tchotchke store Daiso across the street, but still reasonably priced.  If you’re looking for cute and unique gifts for someone or for yourself, Tokyo Japanese Outlet has got you covered.  I just scored some adorable mini fruit shaped erasers for my desk at work.

In future blog posts, we will feature more cool finds from Tokyo Japanese Outlet.


ニューヨークタイムス紙がソーテル道りに沢山のレストランや店が混ざり合いどんどん店数も増えつずけ活気が出ている様子を日が昇る(Rising Sun)様な勢いだと表現しました。但しTokyoOutletのように日本の一部をウエストLAへもってきた 感じがするお店は他にありません。ソーテルセンターにあるこの店は小さいが4000以上の活気ある品物が置かれています。

品物は玩具、美容用品、お菓子類、携帯用カバー、動物のぬいぐるみ、ユニークな台所用品、日本的なギフトやおみやげ 衣類等々他にも沢山の品があります。入店すると嬉しい気持ちになり何か買いたくくなります。


一押しは美容用品。付けまつげ、Love Drop マスカラ, Dolly Winkリキィドアイライナーで 他に類をみない良い製品だと思います。


お友達に可愛いギフトをお探しならTokyo Outlet tはぴったりなお店です。私もフルーツの形をした可愛い消しゴムを仕事の机用に買ってしまいました。

Tokyo Japanese Outlet is located at:

2109 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025

Yasuko Nail Art / やすこ ネールアート

June 17, 2015

Yasuko Nail Art (photo by Yasuko Yoshinari)

Yasuko Nail Art (photo by Yasuko Yoshinari)

Nail Artist Yasuko Yoshinari

Nail Artist Yasuko Yoshinari (photo by

When you think of Japanese innovation, the last thing that would come to mind is nail art.  But Japanese nail art is at a whole new level compared to a typical manicure — it is insanely detailed. Even though nail art originates in the US, several nail art techniques come from Japan and there are specific instructional classes dedicated to nail art in Japanese cosmetology school. Additionally, there are magazines dedicated to showcasing nail art with hundred of featured designs and techniques.

Japanese Magazine Dedicated to Nail Art

Japanese Magazine Dedicated to Nail Art (photo by

I’ve seen a few of my Japanese friends in Los Angeles have these fancy “bedazzled” manicured nails. They all referred me to Yasuko Yoshinari who is a nail artist and works out of the Taka Hair Salon in Sawtelle Japantown. Yasuko is a veteran manicurist who has been honing the nail
art craft for the past 17 years. Yasuko is formally trained in Japan and worked as a nail artist in Japan for several years prior to setting up shop in Los Angeles.


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Yasuko Working on a Client's Nails

Yasuko Working on a Client’s Nails (photo by

For this post, I watched my friend Shinobu get her nail art manicure from Yasuko. She cleaned and filed Shinobu’s nails, started applying a base coat and then various gel colors using different sized brushes. The level of detail and neatness was quite astonishing.  Yasuko casually chatted with me Shinobu while she worked on Shinobu’s nails.  After the nail colors were applied, she pulled out cases of crystals which she applied one by one to the nails using a brush.  These crystals are very small and Yasuko lined each crystal using a brush with ease.  This entire manicure took 1 hour but Yasuko tells me that more complicated ones can take a bit longer.

As you can see from the photos, Yasuko’s nail art is truly a work of art.    It’s too bad that these beautiful manicures generally last for about 3 weeks.  However, I am sure Yasuko’s clients enjoy going back to Yasuko to see what new designs she will create for them.

This Nail Art Costs $80

This Nail Art Design Costs $80 (photo by Yasuko Yoshinari)

Nail art manicure prices range depending on the level of detail and crystals used.  Shinobu’s manicure pictured here was $80.

For those interested in trying a Japanese nail art manicure by Yasuko, she has agreed to give a 20% discount to first time customers.  In order to get the discount, mention!

To see more of Yasuko’s amazing nail art creations, visit her Facebook page.

やすこ ネールアート


ロスアンジェルスの数人の友人がピカピカのネイルマニュキワをしているのを見たことが有る。皆 ソーテルジャパンタウンに在るタカサロンのよしなりやすこさんに依るものだった。やすこさんは17年間ネールアートをやっているベテランだ。彼女は日本でトレーニングを受けてロスアンジェルスに来る前数年間は日本で働いた。






(photo by Yasuko Yoshinari)

photo by Yasuko Yoshinari

Yasuko works Thursday through Saturday at Taka Hair Salon in Sawtelle Japantown

Taka Hair Salon

2010 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025


Granada Market / グラナダマーケット

June 14, 2015

Granada Market Exterior

Granada Market Exterior (photo by

Granada Market is a family-owned compact grocery store specializing in sashimi-grade fish, kobe beef & other Japanese specialties.   While this Mom & Pop market might lack in space, it does not lack in high quality and fresh Japanese foods.

Meiji Tofu

Meiji Tofu (photo by

Fresh sashimi grade fish

Fresh Fish (photo by

A favorite item from the market is Meiji tofu, which can be difficult to find in other Japanese food markets.  It’s known for its extremely soft and silky texture.  Other popular items are the fresh fish selection, Japanese fruits, vegetables and sashimi.  Not to mention, all of the wonderful special items like Japanese dolls that are mixed together with grocery items.
Japanese Dolls with Groceries

Japanese Dolls with Groceries (photo by

Check out their pre-made food which is good for lunch or even an afternoon snack.  Unfortunately, the Mom & Pop shops are disappearing in Sawtelle Japantown so be sure to stop by to support these special neighborhood stores.

Granada Market Aisle

Granada Market Aisle (photo by


グラナダマーケットは刺身用魚 神戸ビーフや他のスペシャルな日本食品を売る家族経営の小さなマーケットだ。この店はスペースに欠けているかも知れなが高品質と新鮮さに関しては全く欠けていない。



Granada Market is located at:

1820 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025


Giant Robot 2 GR 2 / ジャイアントロボット 2 GR2

June 7, 2015

Eric Nakamura

Eric Nakamura

By Malcolm Johnson*

One of the things that makes successful ventures successful is the usually the singular vision of one person.  Y’see, the trick is to make something, very narrowly, very specifically you, and then hope others will see the uniqueness of what you’ve done, and hop on board.

Giant Robot owner, Eric Nakamura likes…well, Giant Robots.  He has ever since he was a kid.  He’s also a Sawtelle Japantown guy, having grown up in the area back before it was known as Little Osaka (read Eric’s post on his thoughts to the changes occurring in Sawtelle Japantown).

So what do you do if you if you’re from Sawtelle Japantown and have a hankering for the good stuff in Japanese Pop Culture?  Well, most people would open a Comic Book store and be done with it.  But calling the Giant Robot Store a “comic book store” is seeing things through too narrow a lens.  Sure, Giant Robot is a temple of Japanese Pop Culture and Japanese-American tributes to said Japanese Pop Culture, but it’s more than that.

Sure you can get your books, posters, and T-Shirts over at Giant Robot, but the store has also served as a valuable launching platform for new and emerging brands, like the Ugly Doll. That helped launch UglyCon.  The Giant Robot Store also helped launch the Giant Robot Magazine.

Giant Robot Exterior

Giant Robot Exterior

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All this from the mind of one, open-minded, welcoming and in-the-know entrepreneur.

So what do you do now?

Well, maybe you open a Gallery Space down the block, featuring a rotating Gallery collections of up and coming, cutting edge artists.

That’s what Eric Nakamura did, and he called it GR2.

Again, like Giant Robot the original, GR2 is much more than just a temple of Japanese Pop Culture, it’s an Art Gallery, featuring up and coming artists on a regular basis.  Every once in a while, you may find some known Artists (like DC Comic’s Jim Lee) coming through for a signing or a talk, but Eric has devoted his time and energy to also launching brands through the Giant Robot Stores.  Things like the Ugly Doll, which found their start in the original Giant Robot Store, and have grown to having their own Conventions.

The Artists you may not have heard of, but they’re always worth a look.  Beside, you’ll be able to say you saw ‘em back in the day, before the got big.

GR2 has poetry readings, and most recently an Experimental Game Demonstration featuring the students at USC (University of Southern California).

GR2 set up a bunch of stations just outside the store, most featuring TVs where the Student Programmers could demonstrate their wares.  And it wasn’t just Video Games, there were a few Board or non-electronic games at work also.  Students would man a station for forty minutes, then rotate to a new location to keep things fresh.

They even projected some games on the side of the store, which was also a lot of fun, and brought a great energy to the affair.

There will be more evenings like this.  They are events that Eric is quite proud of, and an idea that Giant Robot wants to build upon.  Events like these help build the community, and that’s nothing but a good thing.  Sawtelle Japantown is an old community.  Maybe one that most locals don’t know about, but it’s been around since the 1920s. It’s got a long history and a proud one.  Still, the official name of the area (as of publication) is only a few months old, and the community is as a whole is starting to see influx of Hipsters.

Nothing wrong with Hipsters, and if they’re here to help keep what Sawtelle Japantown is and has always been, great.  But that’s not been the history of communities like this.  Even Little Tokyo, is finding itself more and more gentrified as time goes on, as more and more of the residents move on to places like Torrance.  Soon, we could find the unique little nugget that is Sawtelle Japantown in the same condition.

But not if the residents have anything to say about it.  Not if people like Eric Nakamura and the Giant Robot stores have anything do with it.   This is an old and proud community.  Long may she reign.

GR2 is as much a labor of love for Eric Nakamura as much as anything else.  He’s totally cool with people just dropping by to see what’s on display, and there’s no pressure to buy anything at the store (even though there are prints available that are ridiculously cheap all things considered.)

If you want to take Photographs of what you see, that’s mostly cool also, but I’d check in with the GR2 Staff to make sure it’s okay.  I can see these varying from artist to artist.

* Contributing writer Malcolm Johnson is the publisher of the food blog Is It Any Good


成功しているビジネスは一人のビジョンから成り立っている事が 多い。その秘密は自分らしさを徹底追求してる事で他の人々がそれに気が付いて 共感することだ。

ジャイアントロボット2 のオーナーは 子供のころからジャイアントロボッㇳが 大好きだった。彼はソーテルジャパンタウンがリトル大阪と言われる前から 住民だった。日本のポップカルチャーが好きな場合大抵ならコミックストアーを作るだけだがそれは視野が狭すぎる。ジャイアントロボッㇳは日本のポップカルチャーの殿堂であり日系人のそれに対するㇳリビューㇳ以上のものがある。本、ポスター、T-シャツを売るが新ブランドアグリードールやアグリーコム誕生のきっかけを作った、ジャイアントロボッㇳマガジンも作った。これら全ては心広く全てを歓迎する企業家が築いた。その後は近くに新人向けギャラリー設立 ジャイアントロボッㇳ2と命名。ここはポップカルチャーの殿堂を超え新人アーテストを毎月展示するギャラリーだ。

たまに有名なアーテストDCコミックのJim Lee 等がきてサイン会をしたりレクチャーしたりするがエリックは店中にブランドを作ることにも力をいれている。アグリードールなどは愛好者の話題にもなっている。無名のアーテストでものちに有名に成る可能性がある。ジャイアントロボッㇳ2では詩の朗読会やUSCの学生をフィーチャーした実験ゲームを行った。外に沢山のステーションを作り学生のプログラマーがーデモを行った。





Monday-Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday-Thursday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday-Saturday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

GR2 is located at:

2062 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025


Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery / やまぐち盆栽園

June 1, 2015

Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery

Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery (photo by

Bonsai Tree

Bonsai Tree (photo by

The Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery is a second generation family owned business in Sawtelle Japantown that specializes in Bonsai.

What exactly is Bonsai?

Bonsai is an art form that is composed partly of horticulture and partly three-dimensional design.

To qualify, the growing miniature tree must be both a representation of nature and creative expression. Bonsai symbolizes harmony, honor, patience, as well as happiness among friends and family.

Bonsai Tree

Bonsai Tree (photo by

Special Bonsai Pruning Supplies Sold at Yamaguchi Nursery

Special Bonsai Pruning Supplies Sold at Yamaguchi Nursery (photo by

At the Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery, there are a variety and sizes of bonsai for sale, as well as a wide assortment of bonsai supplies. The bonsai trees are truly works of art and it takes a master to be able to prune and shape the trees in various forms. The nursery also
offers an extensive selection of plant varieties and there is a constant introduction of fabulous new and unusual plants that will flourish in a garden. Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery boasts of offering plants for a variety of garden designs — from classic, cottage, and tropical to contemporary, eco-friendly and zen. Stop to check out this incredible bonsai nursery that has been in business for over 60 years.


Succulents (photo by


ソーテルジャパンタウンのにある やまぐち盆栽園は 盆栽専門の二代目のファミリービジネス。



やまぐち盆栽園では あらゆる種類の盆栽が 盆栽用資材と共に売られている。盆栽は芸術であり型作りの選定は素人には難しい。この店では多種類の植物を揃えている。常に新品種も紹介している。やまぐち盆栽園は モダン からクラシック,トロピカル コテイジ エコ 禅に合う植物を提供している。60年続くこの素晴らしい盆栽園は必見。

For more photos from Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery, go to our Facebook Page.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Saturday Winter Hours 8:30AM – 5PM

Sunday 9AM – 4:30PM

Closed most holidays – or open for fewer hours

Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery is located at:

1905 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025

Satsuma Imports

May 28, 2015

Satsuma Imports Exterior

Satsuma Imports Exterior

Mr. and Mrs. Sakai

Mr. and Mrs. Sakai

Walk into Satsuma Imports and you’ll see several family pictures hanging from the walls.  Owners Mr. and Mrs. Sakai are always busy at work here.  Whether it be answering questions about the Japanese makeup line Shiseido, wrapping gifts (a free service of the shop), or ringing up orders, this adorable couple are very helpful to their customers.  Satsuma Imports has been open for business for a few decades.  The shop items as the store name says are imported from Japan, and they truly make unique and authentic gifts.  Some of the most popular gifts are listed below:

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Vintage Japanese Kimono

Vintage Japanese Kimono

1. The Japanese Kimono –  If you are looking to buy a vintage silk Kimono, you can purchase one here for roughly $150.00 and there are a variety to choose from.

2. Sake Sets – These make great gifts for friends and family, not to mention to have at home when entertaining.

3. Japanese Dish Sets – These come complete with a set of chopsticks.  They are lovely Japanese dish sets that are actually made in Japan, not in China.  Be sure to get them wrapped in the fancy wrapping paper before you leave the shop.

4. Tea Pots and Kettles – Beautiful designs and unique items for gifts or to just simply dress up your kitchen with color.

Shisedo Makeup

Shisedo Makeup

5. Shiseido – Satsuma Imports carries the Japanese line of Shiseido cosmetics and they have two other lines that are not carried in other stores.

When planning your visit, be sure to visit during the week.  Shop is not open on weekends.

Tea Kettles

Tea Kettles


薩摩インポートには 本物でユニークな日本製の製品が揃えられています。店に入ると家族写真が飾られオーナーのさかい御夫妻は資生堂化粧品への質問に答えたり、ギフトを包んだり(料金なし)発注したりと何時も忙しく働いています。この日本から来たオーナーはお客様に大変親切で数十年間商売をしており店の名前が示すように日本から輸入した本当にユニークで確実な品揃えはしギフトに最適です。

Japanese vases

Japanese vases













Satsuma Imports is located at:

2029 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, California 90025

Star Wars Celebration / スターワーズセラブレション

April 20, 2015

Sold Out Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California

Sold Out Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California

Darth Vadar and Storm Trooper heading to the Star Wars Celebration

Darth Vadar and Storm Trooper heading to the Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars Celebration, the ultimate convention for Star Wars fans occurred at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim,  California from April 16 th – 19th.  This event featured speakers by those involved with the Star Wars franchise, autograph sessions from actors in the movies, Jedi training session, cosplay contests, and exhibitors of officially licensed Star Wars merchandise.  One of the highlights of the convention was the release of the new Star Wars “The Force Awakens” movie trailer which is scheduled to release this winter.

Princess Leia Cosplay

Princess Leia Cosplay

The event was sold out and the convention floor was packed with people of all ages who grew up watching the original movies and the next generation of fans who have come to know the new Star Wars movies or various animation spin offs.  Many people wore elaborate costumes from the movie or created cross over costumes that involved some element of Star Wars with other themes.

Star Wars Celebration exhibitors that caught my eye:


Attendees building Lego bricks for large Darth Vadar display

Attendees building Lego bricks for large Darth Vadar display

Lego Masters Builders building large Darth Vadar display

Lego Masters Builders building large Darth Vadar display

Final Darth Vadar made out of Legos

Final Darth Vadar made out of Legos

Lego had a central exhibitor space where convention attendees helped built a large replica of Darth Vadar made completely out of Legos.  There were instructions for attendees to make the bricks which master Lego builders used to make the final Darth Vadar.


Kotobukiya's display of Storm Trooper Figures

Kotobukiya’s display of Storm Trooper Figures

Storm Trooper Sandwich Maker

Storm Trooper Sandwich Maker

Light Up Light Saber Chopsticks

Light Up Light Saber Chopsticks

Kotobukiya is a manufacturer of science fiction, comic, movie and video games figures from Japan and makes an entire collection of Star Wars toys.  They had an impressive display of hundreds of Storm Trooper figures.  In addition to toys, Kotobukiya sells light up light saber chopsticks in various colors, an R2-D2 ice tray mold and the Storm Trooper sandwich maker.

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

ANA R2-D2 Dreamliner Plane

ANA R2-D2 Dreamliner Plane

ANA Partnership with Star Wars

ANA Partnership with Star Wars

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has launched a five-year Star Wars Project that includes a new R2-D2 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.  The R2-D2 plane is scheduled to fly international routes this fall, but the airline has not confirmed the exact route it will fly at the time of the Star Wars partnership announcement.  More details on the Star Wars Project can be found on ANA’s website dedicated to the partnership.

Rubie’s Costumes

Japanese Inspired Star Wars Cross Over Costumes

Japanese Inspired Star Wars Cross Over Costumes

Rubies’ Costume sells various Star Wars costumes of characters from the Star Wars movies. They also sell unique cross over costumes which include elements of Star Wars.  In particular, I noticed the Japanese inspired Samurai Warrior and Kimono Feudal Darth Vadar costumes.

Sawtelle Japantown Stores Selling Star Wars Merchandise

To connect this story to Sawtelle Japantown, two stores in Sawtelle Japantown carry Star Wars merchandise:

Giant Robot (2015 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025): Star Wars notecards and books

Tokyo Outlet (2109 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025): Star Wars keychains, Kotobukiya’s R2D2 ice tray molds, and hand towels.

スターワーズ セラブレション

4月16日から19日にカリフォルニアのアナハイムコンベンションセンターにてファンにとって究極のスターワーズセレブレーションコンベンションが開催された。このイベントではスターワーズ関係者によるスピーチ、出演者サイン会、ジェディトレーニングクラス、コスプレコンテスト、スターワーズライセンス付き製品公開等が催された。イベントのハイライトはこの冬上映される新作 The Force Awakens(ザフォースアウェイクン)で使われたトレーラーだ。












ジャイアントロボット  スターワーズカード、スターワーズの本

東京アウトレット    スターワーズキーチェーン、R2D2製氷機、ハンドタオル

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Black Market LA / ブラック マーケット LA

April 13, 2015

Exterior of Black Market LA

Exterior of Black Market LA

Funky Totes

Funky Totes

Located on Sawtelle Boulevard, Black Market LA has become quite popular to local UCLA students and Generation Y.  In operation since 2000, the shop has evolved from being a high-end vintage shop to what it has become today – street wear that has a strong following in the LA marketplace.  It transformed in the way that it has in order to better reflect current customer demands and style trends in the area.  In addition, the market has been able to build up its store inventory.  Today it proudly carries several hundred coveted fashionable brands.  The market boasts for offering an incredible selection of kawaii that includes everything from limited edition T-shirts, household novelty items to adorable Snoopy collection.  A huge draw to the shop of course are the trendy clothing for both men and women that fill the racks beside funky jewelry and lifestyle shoes from modern brands such as Tom’s and Dolce Vita.

Tom's Shoes

Tom’s Shoes

Snoopy Collectibles

Snoopy Collectibles

Owner Jisook Lee has been able to take full advantage of having her shop in the Sawtelle neighborhood.  Lee has easily been able to mix art with fashion.  In addition, it is evident that the shop is heavily influenced by the current Asian trendy styles.  The shop carefully designs its window displays and this would most certainly impress the most seasoned art curator.  They are a must see.  In essence, the shop really has gotten it right, offering its clientele a unique perspective on what a lifestyle boutique should be.

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Graphic Tees

Graphic Tees

ブラック マーケット 

ソーテルブルバードにあるBlack Market LAはUCLAやGeneration Yの人々に人気のある店です。2000年に今やLA 市場では人気根強いストリートファッションとなっている高級ビンテージ衣服屋(古着屋としてはじめられためられた。客の要望で 店の在庫も増え続け現在は数百の女性、男性、子供用大人気フアッションブランドの製品を持つに至った。中には沢山のリミテッドエディションT シャツもある。店の一番人気商品は女性、男性用のトレンド感のある服でフアンキーなジュエリーや Tom’sDolce Vita の靴も置かれている。

Gift Items

Gift Items

088 (640x428) アジアの影響

オーナーはJisook Leeさんで店がソーテルに在るためアートとファションを合わせることが可能となりそこにはアジアの今のトレンドファションの影響が強く出されている。店のショーウインドウはアートキュレーターからも賞賛されそうな出来で一見必察。この店は客にLAのライフスタイル の有り方を見通させてくれる 本当の意味でのライフスタイルブチックと言える。



Black Market LA is located at:

2023 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: (310) 966-1555

Hours of Operation:

Sunday-Friday: 10:30am to 9pm

Saturday: 10:30am to 10pm


Daiso: The Japanese 99 Cent Store / ダイソー

April 5, 2015

Daiso Japan located in Sawtelle Place

Daiso Japan located in the Sawtelle Place Strip Mall

An Aisle at Daiso

An Aisle at Daiso

Daiso is the Japanese version of the 99 cent store. It’s fun browsing around the aisles and picking up things that can actually be very useful.   They have all kinds of items like kitchenware, stationery, kids’ items, beauty supplies, snacks, and craft supplies.  They also have seasonal items (e.g., Santa hats during Christmas and plastic eggs during Easter).  With most items priced at $1.50, it’s hard not to leave the store without picking up several items.  The checkout area is narrow and can be difficult to move around if there are people waiting in line.  Remember to bring your own bag as Daiso charges 10 cents a bag.  In future posts, we will feature “finds” at Daiso.

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Sewing Supplies

Sewing and Knitting Supplies


ダイソーは日本版99セントストアーです。お店をぶらつき便利な品物を見つけたり’することは楽しいです。台所用品、文房具、子供向け用品美容品、クラフトの材料等色々な品がそろっています。他にも季節限定品(クリスマス時にはサンタの帽子、イースターには卵等)が揃えられ来店する度にどうしても必要な品が見つかります。ほとんどの品は$1.50で数点の良いものはすぐ見つかります。お会計をする場所がたいへん狭くお客様が列になり並んでいる場合には 周辺の方たちは動きずらい場合もあります。マイバッグは必需品。お店の袋使用には 10セントかかります。



Craft Supplies

Craft Supplies

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Daiso Interior

Daiso Interior

2130 Sawtelle Blvd. Ste. 112 Los Angeles, CA 90025 (in the Sawtelle Place strip mall)