A country-style garage shop near Atsugi offers unique cute accessories

Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

A country-style garage shop near Atsugi offers unique cute accessories

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

In Aikawa Town, there is a popular interior and accessory shop called Débutant, which offers a hidden retreat for those who are touring outside the Atsugi area. Although the shop is open only weekends and holidays, tourists are frocked to the casual garage shop seeking rural feel and unique cute accessories and house items.

“I hope my shop is a place for anyone escaping from the hustle and bustle of town life,” says owner Hiromi Morita.

A Japanese shiba dog, Hatsu, welcomes customers into the shop, which is housed in an old wooden garage. It offers a wide-range of interior goods, accessories, gardening items and stationaries for reasonable prices. Among hundreds of items available in the shop, glass flowers for around 300 – 2,000 yen ($2.50-18) are especially popular, according to Morita.

Drop by Débutant the next time you’re looking for some unique, Japanese items.


Location: 534-10 Mimase, Aikawa Town, Kanagawa Pref.
Hours: Sat, Sun and Holidays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
URL: debutant.top/
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/zakka.debutant
Email: info@debutant.jp

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