The pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone, I suppose unless you’re a celebrity. As I’ve tried to figure out my next steps in life, I realized I hit a small rut in shopping and fashion adventures here in Tokyo. The storethav coupled with the overcrowding, I’m overstimulated by the blaring sounds of generic pop blasting through speakers and overwhelmed by the leering eyes of the staff. Then as I was scrolling through my newly found twitter on the late night, I came across something that reignited my interest yet again. A cute little vending machine retail store located in the outskirts of Tokyo.
The shop titled “Mujin no Fukuya” literally No man Clothing store recently opened to capitalize on the need for social distance retail. It’s pretty difficult to find some information on the shop even in Japanese but it’s located in Nogata, a cute little town just off the Yamanote Line from Takadanobaba.
The store is compact, but kind of peaceful once you walk in. There’s no blasting music playing or obnoxious decorations, or the leering eyes of a retail staff as you shop. It’s just you and the clothes which is really just how it should be.
The prices range from 500-5000 JPY, and they’re decided by the color of the hanger associated with the item. Once you’ve picked something out find the color and the price and put your money into the vending machine.
This store is just a regular ol second store with regular everyday clothing so don’t expect to find too many exclusive’s here. It makes for an interesting adventure to get out of the busy streets of central Tokyo and reminds you to appreciate the simpler things in life sometimes.
I know I do.