- Hans PerssonSweden
This morning I took a walk from my hotel to a store called Haibara (by Nihombashi station) that is supposed to sell handmade Japanese and other stuff (I do book binding, so I'm interested in things like that). Last time I was in Japan, Haibara was closed since I happened to be here during the Obo holiday. I hoped to have better luck today, but not so. This time Haibara was closed just because today happened to be a regular Sunday. I don't think the sign I read a few weeks ago looked like that.
After that I strolled down to the south end of Ginza and then started to walk back north again. The first stop was a toy store called Toypark. Just inside the entrance they had a huge variety of playing cards and tarot decks. After a while I noticed a sign reading "World Playing Card and Tarod Fair". To be a world fair I'd say it was pretty small, but it still had a much larger variety than I had expected a normal toy store to have. Since I didn't have any tarot deck before, I made sure to get one now. On a different floor, I also found an electronic die. This is like a plastic ball (size like a ping-pong ball) with seven LEDs set into one side. If you shake it, they flash about for a while, and then settle into a die-side pattern. Of course I need one of those.
Somewhere in the northern part of the same street (Chuo-dori), I found a very small shop that specialized in Go and Shogi. As far as I could see, they had nothing else. But what they had was beautiful. If you feel like buying a Go board for ¥100.000, this is the place.
After that, I went to Otemachi subway station. This is bizarrely big. I counted signs for at least 38 different exits, and if that wasn't complicated enough, it's also connected to Tokyo Station...
From there, I took a train to Jimbocho and strolled around that area for a while (having a second look in Okunu Karuta and Shosen), but not buying anything.
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jammySo let's get this clear Hans. You have been sent to Tokyo by your boss to do a few minutes work each day and then shop for games.
You are being paid to wander round Tokyo shopping.
You jammy sod.
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