In store - Tokyo' coolest
Compiled by Mayumi Saito
Rock 'n' Roll Museum
Artists themselves sneak into this Hall of Fame Ela Japonaise during their
Tokyo tours to check out the world's best collection of sounds, fashion and goods
dedicated to iconoclast musicians. Love Me Tender on the first floor is
dedicated to Elvis Presley. Old '50s records, used CDs and videos are available, as well
as antique memorabilia such as Mattel's Elvis Doll (JY8500) the star's live satellite show
in 1973. Replica Elvis sunglasses (JY1800) modeled on and a Blue Hawaii ukulele
(JY32,000) are also on offer. Down in the basement, Love Gun competes
with incredible vintage goods for Kiss, such as a Kiss sleeping bag (JY68,000) and
Halloween costume (JY47,000) from 1978. Aside from rare records autographed by Ace
Frehley, there are sections dedicated to Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Oasis, Guns N' Roses
and Bon Jovi. Gimme Shelter, next door, has an unbeatable stock of
Rolling Stones records, Keith Richards' authentic denim jacket (JY780,000), and a Stones'
toy guitar from '60s (JY150,000). A block away, Get Back enjoys a
reputation that rivals the Beatles' shop in Liverpool. One gem is the group's debut album Please,
Please Me, released on the Gold Parlophone label in 1963 (JY650,000). Other vintage
items are on offer as well.
Check out the Rock 'n' Roll Bazaar that sells over 30,000 items, including 300
kinds of rock-artist T-shirts. June 7-12, 11 am-8pm (6pm on the12th), La Foret Harajuku,
6F, 4-11-8 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 3408-6711 www.rrm.co.jp/rrb/
Your dog can join the ranks of Tokyo's most stylish canines with food and fashion from
Another baby. Collars and leads of all kinds are available, from traditional leather to
super-strength colorful Mayan, Concho or Tyrolean-taped leads and harnesses. T-shirts and
woolly sweaters (small: JY10,000, medium: JY12,000) for haute dogs are on offer, as well
as mats and beds for pooch to snuggle up in. Dog foods include Natural Balance from the US
and the local brand Natural Harvest, along with herbal biscuits and supplements, as well
as pumpkin scones, cheese sticks and blueberry muffins (JY600 each) for owner and pet to
share. Aromatherapy candles (JY1350) and colognes (JY2000) keep companions close. Your dog
is allowed inside the store.
302 The Residence West, 17-5 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 5428-1036
Artificial roses and other delicate flowers spill onto the street from this open store.
Beardsley offers handmade flowers (from JY150 each). A variety of artificial plants can
also be ordered through a catalog for carefree greenery in your home. Flower-fairy pins
and other imported ornaments, ribbons, candles and tissue boxes are also available. Ask
about the free flower-making courses that occasionally take place.
2-16-17 Kichijoji-Honcho, Musashino-shi. Tel: 0422-20-7858