Thursday, February 15, 2007

11. Special Shop Info: Rental Box Shops

Shimokita has an interesting mix of shops. One type that I really enjoy looking in are 'Rental Box' shops. For a small fee each month (3000 yen and up), anyone can rent a space in the shop. Many college students make their own jewelry, pottery, clothing,... and try to sell them here. I always buy cool Japanese style postcards. The shop pictured here is located right in front of the Peacock supermarket, just outside the north exit of Shimokita Station. Walk a little farther down this same street and there is a much larger rental box shop called 'Flower' located on a 2nd floor, on the right hand side. If you keep your eyes peeled, you'll spot a couple more on the side streets.