There are two -- yes, two, "Japanese Dollar Shops" in J-town.
This one is Ichiban Kan and they have some pretty fun washi tape and stationery
among many other things.
|Yes, the washi tape is only $1.50. Not the most wonderful designs but for $1.50 I can work with it....
The other shop is Diaso. Much bigger. No washi tape there (that I've ever found) but they have just about everything else.
Loads of pencil cases......
|.....and stuff to put inside them....like these nice cutting tools. These are great for travel. I always have a stash to tuck into my mail art travel kit. And I like the colors too.
|There are always lots of nice plastic cases to organize your stuff.....
|Cool little mini index cards with graph design on both sides.....useful, no?
|Origami paper in loads of colors and patterns...and it's not just for making origami, is it?
|Notebooks come in all sizes...
|Put Double-stick tape from Diaso on your shopping list. This is the best tape around. I use it all the time. Super-sticky, big roll -- handy for all kinds of things. ($1.50)
|Dots and labels..
Did I mention almost every single thing at both Ichiban kan and Diaso are only
Yes, that's right...
Don't miss Kinokuniya. You may not be able to read the books that are in Japanese but you will marvel at the number of magazines they have. And there are books in English too.
A great place to browse.
Definitely go to Mai Do for the best washi tape selection. Great stationery shop. Beautiful sheets of Japanese paper for bookbinding. A must-see shop.
|Lunch is a must -- but you may not want this one since it's plastic. But there are loads of great spots to eat. Hand-made udon and ramen noodles, sushi.....
|Or just pick up a box of fresh sushi at the supermarket and eat on a bench.....