On Fri, 17 Mar 2000, Anthony J. Bryant wrote:
> > Actually, I was a bad boy and skipped out without finding the exact
> > address. It was next to Nijo Castle, and it was just a small hole in
> > the wall, from the looks of it. I wish, looking back, that I had paid
> > more attention, but my main thought was that I didn't have enough money,
> > and then some other people walked in; and the people were pretty busy.
> Hmmm... Okay, as you stand in front of the entrance to Nijo, is it to the left or
> right? Same street, or down a side street?
From the castle I headed south (right from the castle entrance, and it was
at the northeast corner of the next block down, if I am remembering
correctly. (In other words, head south, cross the street, and you're
It caught my eye because of the tsuba and various other furniture in the
window. I thought it might have something I could afford. On entering,
Well, the entire 'shop' seems to be just a selling point. It is one room,
enough space for maybe 5 people, comfortably. Blades are mounted on the
walls. I'm pretty sure they do more than shinken, and I sure hope it was
real shinken with the price tags I saw.
They also had one ancient looking tsuba for about \11,000 or more, that I
saw. I wish I could help more. Now I really feel bad for not being more
> True. I'd like to go in and look at the place in person, though... <g>
And thanks for the rest of the info.