Sonota (Manual of Errors), Shibuya

For those of you who followed our previous post and managed to get to this rather old building right opposite from Tokyu Hands, just know that the treasure hunt is not over… Try to get to the 11th floor (depending on the entrance you used, it is not as easy as it sounds) and go to the 1103 apartment. There, you will find the shop Sonota, from the little label Manual of Errors.

The shop was opened in 2005, they sell used vinyls (about 3000 in store) and they specialized in… “incredibly strange music”. And indeed they DO have incredibly strange pieces: covers with funny bizarre designs, rare recordings,… But you really have to see this by yourself.
The company Manual of Errors is actually a small indie label, producing various artists as well as music for commercials and video games (it is the mother company of the shop Sonota).
They have a nice website (with an English section) that presents their different activities.
Foreigners can buy thru a mail order system working with paypal. Or it is possible to write to them directly.
If you happen to be in Shibuya, make sure you pay them a visit (after 1 pm). You will not regret it…

Manual of Errors – Sonota
1103 Noa Shibuya Bldg, 36-2 Udagawa-cho
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0042
Tel : 03-3463-6686

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