“Natasho” is waiting for you in Takamatsu

You may arrive at “Natasho” passing through huge shopping arcade in the center of Takamatsu city,

..if you are lucky.

natashoThe view you have there is like this.

I’ve never encountered such a seducing “field”, where something serious and decadent, ancient weep of prostitutes and pop & cute are cozily vital at the same time.

The entrance looks like normal house, but you should be careful enough, to find a tiny “open” written on a piece of 3cm square paper, from which you will feel lack of owner’s will of making money. You guess it is a kind of shop since it’s witten as “open”, but you cannot find any other hints from outside; what is the name of the shop? What kind of service do they offer? No hints.

I was sort of upset at the entrance, but had enough curiosity to get in, fortunately.

“Taking off the shoes at the entrance”, you go up, or almost climb up the steep and narrow steps. Now you are at the 2nd floor and look back, then you find a lady playing with her Mac in the corner of the room. Say hello to her, then she will turn around in surprise.

“…what kind of shop is here?”  you may ask.

“…used book shop” she replies.

“…can I have a cup of coffee or something?”  “well, we have ginger ale, if you want”

So I sat down and started looking around the place. Amazing. The books are not in order like other book shops, but just… it looks the owner just let the books play and crawl as they want. Books about travel on a shelf, other books for children on the floor, etc, etc……

Yes, kind of magnetic field was there. and the field almost forced me to join the conversation with the guys over there: midnight meeting about bank robbery or something like that. They also told me about Naoshima, where I would visit sooner or later.

Natasho gave me many many hints about what is to be done in my life, if I’m not much exaggerated. Please find it if you have chance to visit Takamatsu city.


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