The latter category is actually a throw back to the shop's origins, as they were once an antique shop. Now, they've come full circle - bringing it all together, and the place looks fantastic. It's also a studio, so there are sculpts, masks, molds, and paint bottles adorning the shelves, walls, and ceiling. Subarashi.
The studio/shop is in Koiwa. Given its renewed shop status, I'll soon add details of how to get there and will also update my Tokyo toy shop map. Edit: And here they are:
Opening hours: Tues-Sun from around 1:30-7:00.
Phone number: 03-3659-1990
Address: 〒133-0057 東京都江戸川区西小岩1-10-4-101 ハイメゾン菅野
Location: near Koiwa station (on the Sobu line - about 10 minutes from Akihabara). Click here for a precise map to the shop. (You'll want to print this or save it to your mobile device. The backstreets of Koiwa are a labyrinth!)
|New display window in front|
More after the jump:
|Did you know the Shikaruna masters sculpted Skinner's Ultrus Bog?|
|In a future post, I'll be putting up a video of Miazawa-san painting Tetsujin-28.|
|This figure is slotted to debut soon.|
|I love this image, as it sums up the classic feel of the Shikaruna wonderland.|