January 13, 2009

Curiouser and Curiouser


A mom-and-pop shop in Tomigaya that purportedly sells footwear. The doors are open but there are no employees, rubber sandals are displayed in glass cases but there are no price tags. Old futons are piled in one corner, an empty bird cage stands in the other corner. The whole store is the size of a parking space.
In it, a pigeon resides.

2 comments:

Tornadoes28 said...

I see little shops like this in Tochigi all the time. They seem to be retail shops but at the same time, they seem to not be in business anymore. My belief is the people who live there are older and retired but still have there old store but don't really sell stuff anymore.

Sachiko Shiota said...

I like that people who own these shops always make the effort of opening the doors every morning, even though they're not really in business anymore.