T8, a specialty store zone for contemporary art and subculture, has opened next to the Takashimaya Kyoto store in Shijo Kawaramachi, Kyoto. One of the most recommended stores is Mandarake Kyoto store. This store handles toys, dolls, cards, subculture, and art books, both new and vintage.
We will introduce recommended products right away.
■Recommended product ①... Manga (used book) Weekly Shonen Jump 1984 issue 51 DRAGON BALL new serial issue 330,000 yen（Consumption tax included, prices below are the same）
The 1984 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump has already been released for nearly 40 years, but it is very popular for its high quality illustrations that don't feel old. This is the work of Akira Toriyama, a particularly well known author among the internationally acclaimed authors of works such as Slam Dunk and Akira.
■Recommended product ②...TOY "Mazinger Z"
▲Grendizer (left) 330,000 yen, first release Mazinger Z (right) 132,000 yen
Jumbo Machinder doll with a total height of 60cm. The secret to their popularity is that they are large, unlike other figures, and that they come in a variety of varieties, mainly Go Nagai's works, and are fun to collect. This large size series seems to be very popular overseas as well.
■Recommended product ③...Card game "Yu Gi Oh!"
The most popular card games are Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pocket Monsters. Some expensive cards cost over 10 million yen, but this store mainly deals with cards that can be easily purchased, ranging from a few hundred yen to several tens of thousands of yen. Of course, rare and expensive cards may also comes in.
■Recommended product ④... Art photo book, Daido Moriyama's "Farewell Photography"
▲Popular (left) Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama
Photo books are especially popular overseas because they can be enjoyed just by looking at them, even if you don't understand Japanese. We carry more art photo books by Japanese photographers who are famous overseas than other shops, and we carry about 1,000 types, including those by other photographers. The prices of art photo books are rising rapidly, so it's better to buy the photo book you want as soon as possible!
■Message to guests visiting Japan
We carry more products for enthusiasts than other stores, so please come to our store and look for your favorite toys, cards, and subculture products. For tourists, it's fun just to come to the store and look at the many products, and the prices start from a few hundred yen, so if you find something you like, you can easily purchase it.
The store not only sells products, but also evaluates and purchases the products you have on the spot. In addition, the products introduced may be out of stock due to their popularity, and prices are as of the time of publication.
▲Image source: Kyoto Takashimaya S.C.
■Mandarake Kyoto store location
"T8" 4th floor, Kyoto Takashimaya S.C., 35 Otabi-cho, 2-chome Higashiiri, Shijodoriji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi