san francisco: books kinokuniya

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okay, so there are the pens...as well as every kind of mechanical pencil ever made...cutsie japanese-y stationary [with little bunnies and kitties], futuristic paper clips, computer accessories, paper accessories, coloring accessories, cell-phone accessories, miniature anything, and everything that is so odd and alluring about japanese pop culture and the old traditions combined: beautiful handmade paper next to funky panda bear-motif pencil cases...also, hello kitty, pochacco and a plethora of other little

clientele

designers and artists dressed in black with matching matsuda spectacles, and japanese teens that only rove in pods wearing the overseas fad of the moment...

service

you'll probably fare better if you're asian or at least speak japanese...

interior

spare and at the same time, packed to the gills...call if organized, if not neat...

ambience

>> i think i'm turning japanese...<<

address

1581 webster street san francisco ca 94115

phone

+1 415 567 7625

website

www.kinokuniya.com

author

superfuture

date

6 september 2011

artists and designers alike flock here to gather their wares and fuel future ideas, and anyone else who happens to like having about 1,200 different pens to choose from [and this is just for starters...] the bookstore is across the hall - prepare to spend hours flipping through obscure japanese fashion and design mags...