Kiddy Land is a fancy toy store on Omotesando (Tokyo’s primo shopping strip) and is enormously popular among all ages. Amanda and I figured that some time (and funds) spent in this shop might be useful in our quest to secure our respective statuses as Favorite Uncle/Aunt.
We only had about half an hour before we needed to head back to Ginza for lunch, so we scanned the store directory, set a rendezvous time, and took off hunting in different directions.
First stop: Monchichi! I haven’t seen a monchichi since Heather and I were little kids scraping the paint off our own little monchichis’ noses against the wall during nap time.
Then, of course, for the boy cousins:
And then, up on the top floor as if it were nirvana or an adorable Holy of Holies, the Hello Kitty Shop.
Seemed like a good place of find treats for my nieces…
|I’m guessing they didn’t suspect the manly black baskets would
be used for Hello Kitty merchandise…
|I knew I was in trouble when the shopkeeper intervened with a larger pink basket.|
|I’m pretty sure that a house with that many kitties would not,
in fact, be very cute at all.