On February 24, a national policy “Premium Friday” was departed. This day, many events held at various part of Japan.
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The Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro Store is an 8-story building on the “Ikebukuro Sunshine 60 Street” at Ikebukuro station’s east exit. What an abundant and exciting lineup of products they have!
Hey, can you see where I am?
On the first floor is an event space introducing different themes throughout the year. Currently until June 21 (Wednesday), the theme is Japan sparrows and an array of handmade Java sparrows are on sale. How fun to look at them all!
So now, let me give you a tour of what’s popular on each of the floors!
7th floor: Parties, Games, Hobbies & Crafts Section
What many tourists are buying are SONNY ANGELs – cute little boy figurines wearing things on their heads. You can’t tell which figurine is packaged in the boxes so many customers just buy a whole bunch of them. (price: from 550 yen plus tax)
6th floor: Stationery and Decorations
This tape made of overlapping flower petals are popular too. What’s cool is that you can use the petals individually as well. There are many kinds of flowers to choose from!
(price: from 400 yen plus tax)
Okaeri Sonoda-kun Series – the cool hugging pillows
5th floor: Interior, Bath & Toiletries
Tokyo Hands presents a limited-edition hugging pillow from the popular relaxing character “Okaeri Sonoda-kun” series. Made of special material, it has a cooling effect. Touch it and it’s cool. You’ll never want to part with it during the hot summer nights.
(price for Sonoda on the left and Mimura on the right: 2900 yen each plus tax)
3rd floor: Kitchen, Health, and Beauty
Cooking will now be more fun and enjoyable! You can make cat-shaped rice balls by just filling the molds with rice. There are also cat-shaped scissors and knives.
Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro
1-28-10 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Store Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
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