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Tokyo Shopping Guide: Lucky Star

Lucky Star

Lucky Star has sadly closed down.

This really was a lucky find. We weren’t looking for fabric stores and weren’t in a shopping area; in fact we were only in Meguro to visit the Parasite Museum! But on the way we spotted a huge display of cute fabrics outside a shop and vowed to have a look on our way back. On our return, it was even better than expected. The tables outside are covered in crates and crates of ready-cut fabric of every design – character, kawaii, flowers, geometric, everything! You can choose from large pieces (probably a metre, at least) or smaller, handkerchief sized pieces of thin cotton for bargain prices.

Fabric haul

Once you finally make your choices and go inside, you’ll find a treasure trove of crafting supplies – boxes and boxes of cute plastic buttons, iron on appliques, yarn, thread, kits and much more, all crammed into this tiny store. When I went up to pay, the owner was a lovely old man who totted the prices up on a notepad and then entered them into the biggest, oldest cash register I have ever seen. It was amazing. This shop has probably been here forever so please go visit it and make sure it stays there.

lucky star

How to find it

Lucky Star has sadly closed down. See my Tokyo Shopping Guide for more fabric stores.

Last updated: 24 August 2016

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Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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