Vinyl Story, Shimokitazawa

Vinyl Story, Record Shop in Tokyo ShimokitazawaThis is a small shop quite hard to find in a back alley (check the map carefully…), but it is worth the try. They have very high quality records, particularly on British folk from the 70’s, good old US rock and psychedelic music.

Mr. Shinji (the shop owner) opened this store in 1990. His business is based on what he calls “trade collector”, which means he does not travel abroad to buy records.
The available catalog is about 5000.
One thing to notice : Vinyl Story has a very strong interest about Vashti Bunyan !
Shinji-san plays bass in a band and Tetsuto Koyama, who watches over the shop as well, plays the banjo.
If you hear the sound of a banjo playing in the street of Shimo-Kitazawa, that means that you are very close to the shop…

Vinyl Story
#202, 2-21-12 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Tél : 03-3408-9077

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