戸倉温泉は何も無い?このお店なら何でも有り! Stationery-plus!

March 12, 2008: 温泉タウン戸倉上山田 Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada

何でも有り光文堂さん Everything and More - Koubundou

この間、雨の日でお客さんが早く着いて、時間はどうやって潰すかと考えていて、「この温泉は何も無いナ」と言われました。探している方に問題があるかと思う。ちょうどその夜、我が娘の誕生日プレセントの為に、温泉街の文房具屋さんに行ってみた。と言うのは、お店の半分以上がおもちゃとか日本の昔からの遊び:折り紙とかメンコ等。消しゴムくじもあったり、「これ何?それ何?」聞きっぱなし状態になりました。本当に何でも有った!何が「何も無い」?!?!
The other night, we went shopping for our daughter's birthday present at the town's stationery store. Over half of the store happens to be toys and classic games and such. There are origami sets with lots of colorful designs, and traditional games from the past. I found myself asking "What's that? How does this work?" every time I turned around. There were sets of little round discs made out of thick paper, with classic drawings on them. Apparently they're a game where you thwap your card down trying to flip your oponent's card over. Then there was a board with dozens of erasers, of all shapes and sizes (a dollar bill eraser, anyone?). You pay 20 yen and you draw a raffle with a random number. An eraser lottery? So much fun and amazement packed into such a tiny store!



1-year old today! Misaki eating her birthday card


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