This December trip to Japantown was planned quite a long time ago. We were all somewhat disappointed with our last few trips and decided that this may be our last. Read on to see how this trip went.
As always, we went into this market as soon as we got off the Muni. The location of the store was just too convenient.
It looks like the store put up some decorations for the Holidays.
A wall of Snacks.
Anyone ate these strings of small packets before? The pictures & colors always makes it tempting to buy but I remember that the tastes were so-so.
The main icon of SF Japantown is in sight. :3
The Peace Pagoda. Specking of which, we didn’t sit under it at all this time. Probably because the weather was cold and about to rain…
The first thing that I noticed in the mall was that they put up a Christmas tree. Looks nice, decorations always add to the holiday spirit. ^^
I then asked my friends where do they want to go & the majority headed straight for JPN Toys. They even sprinted. >.<;
Entrance shot. Apparently they moved one store over. A small change but I actually like the new spot a lot more.
One of the windows of the store. Doesn’t look very interesting to be honest. Below are some shots around inside.
I find it funny that these hobby stores are always packed full with figures & toys, yet they never seem to have anything that I am looking for or am interested in. Quite a shame, really.
Swords, now with 200% more ninja! One of my other friend wanted to tag along this trip and buy a sword, but he chose to stay home to save up for a Christmas present for his family. I wonder how did that went?
Too much keychains.
My previously mentioned friend usually carries one of these around…
He also has 1 of these shuriken thingy at home. He has too much sharp objects. >.<;
Pretty lights. Would you buy it? Would you buy it if it had an image of a 2D bishoujo? I would, with pride.
Some people doing some flower arranging. I forgot what it was called in Japanese. I thought that I had read about it earlier too…anyways, the result looked nice, I will show you later.
Another Christmas Tree! One year ago, me and my friends took some photos here with their new Gunpla loot. Not this year I suppose…
My friends lining up for some Taiyaki.
The secluded hobby store on the bottom floor. HGs are about $24 and MGs are close to 3 times that price. The only good things were the wallscrolls and a S.H.Figuarts Faiz that was about $36. Too bad I was tight on money.
These things were on the window of Kinokuniya. Pretty cool, although I have no idea what it is. Looks like a model?
Here’s the result of the earlier mentioned flower arranging. Looks amazing right?
All of the loot that I bought on this trip. Just 3 things: Newtype Dec 2010 (w/ 3 clear posters), 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない light novel vol. 2, and a Lala Character File booklet. Relatively little damage to my wallet.