Linked to the previous post, Warehouse is the twin brother of Nat Records. To be clear, it is more a “siamese brother” than a twin, as the 2 shops share the same space, separated only by a wall that does not go all the way.
Nat Records is located in one of the back streets of the western part of Shinjuku, on the 2nd floor of a building, and they share their space with Warehouse Records (that we will present in another post) in an interesting concept that we could call “2 shops in 1” !
Barn Homes Records is a neat little shop on the second floor of a building on a rather busy street in Shinjuku and it has a very interesting characteristic for us : it is NOT mentioned in the Record Map (unusual enough to be noted…)
The Coconuts disk store in Ikebukuro is one of the 4 shops of the company “Coconuts Disk” (the 3 others are located in Ekoda, Kichijoji and Yoyogi).
We had a good chat with Satomura-san who explained the various activity of this very active company : not only do they sell used records, but they have nice textile products, some dvds and books (most of them related to music).
What a strange name for a record store, you think… And you are right ! Hashodo Koshoten literally means “Hasshodo's second hand book” . This is probably one of the oldest books and records store in Japan : it was opened in 1960 !
After 2 posts from Australia, we are back in Japan for some more presentations of record stores in Tokyo.
As the name of the store states rightfully, this interesting record shop is located in Shinjuku. It was open by the Fujiwara family in 1970. They still run the place and, when you visit, there is a big chance that you will see behind the counter Yoichiro-san (the son). They might not have the typical hard rock look but do not get the wrong impression : if you have any question about hardrock, ask him. There is a big chance that he has the answer…