Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tiny shop in Tokyo

photos by Koichi Torimura | click to enlarge
to maximize the ultra-tiny 355 sq ft (10 tsubo) plot of land.  The shop is located in a quiet neighborhood of Toshima, Tokyo where the owner’s collection of Scandinavian antiques and household items, goes on sale on Saturdays and Sundays.
The entrance to FIKA, which means “coffee break” in Swedish, is prominently displayed on the corner, while a private entrance is located around back.
The owner’s collection is comprised of objects they have collected over the years, each with its own history and story. The process of customers coming in to shop, the owner says, is something akin to “meeting” an object, rather than “buying.”

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