The book store Japan Center in Piccadilly London was my gateway to Japan 20 years ago. With no Internets at the time, Japanese book shops like the Japan Center were our only portal to Japan for Londoners.
Today, while the Internets enable us to get info on Japan easier, Japanese book shops are still vital for those of us who like the tangible stuff - not only books but other stuff like stationery and figures too.
Today we take a look at Kinokuniya in Los Angeles - a huge store filled to the brim with Japanese books imported from Japan and Japanese learning material too.
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012