The Force will be with you, always.
This store is amazing. It's packed with the cutest (kawaii) items. I could spend hours in the stationery section alone. In fact when I was there today I was surprised to walk in and see...Star Wars!Oh these things were gorgeous. I asked the lady what they were for, because they were so thin and long - they seemed like wall hangings. But she said people use them as scarves or towels. What.
These towel/scarves were straight from Japan and came in nice small simple packaging, like all Japanese things.
It seemed like they had a bunch of different patterns availiable.
In addition to those I also saw actual scarves - well at least that's what I think they were since they were more pocket square sized:
Check out those patterns. I thought they'd make great material to sew into something else like a small tote.
As I drooled over these things - the kids kept themselves busy in the children's section. I let them use their saved up xmas $ to buy whatever they wanted. Lord. Freedom of choice is bad.They picked out these horrible Power Rangers books. I only say horrible because 1. there's no content and 2. It's all in Japanese. And since we are bad Asians, I have no idea what the books say.
However they do use the books as reference to draw pictures when we all do art together at night, so I'm sorta ok with it. Sorta.
Contrary to the useless books, I noticed the kid was reading this book on how to learn Chinese characters called "The Pet Dragon" by Christoph Niemann. He seemed to pick it up rather quickly. In just a matter of minutes he was rewriting and remembering all the characters. Sometimes I feel like I've given birth to Rainman.
So I grabbed that book too and now the Kid is well on his way to learning Chinese. Interesting. Since we aren't Chinese. Oh well, learning is learning.
We stayed at the store for a several hours. It was hard to leave, I'm not gonna lie. Don't even get me started on the cute bento book section. I could stay there all day.
Weller Court in Little Tokyo