|Jannuary 3, 2013 ~ Found this super KAKKOII fun shop in Chinatown, Kobe!|
Amidst the SHIN SHUN Sale madness, it was simply awesome that we ended up going around Chinatown (Nanjingtown) on our way to Center Gai in Sannomiya. I always wanted to check out the Chinatowns all over the world and of course I wouldn't miss checking out Chinatown in (Kobe) Japan! Mochiron, I think my Chinatown visit deserves a whole blog post... I want to start off my Kobe Chinatown adventure with a very unique and super cool shop that we found along the alleys of Kobe Chinatown... KUNG LUNG!
|January 3, 2013 ~ Along the alleys around Kobe Chinatown... we found this SUPER KAKKOII Store... KUNG LUNG!|
|KUNG LUNG, Nankinmachi, Nanjingtown (Chinatown), Motomachi, Kobe City|
First of all, I wanna say that I wish I could have taken more photos than I did, but it was hard to sneak photos inside the shop since shopgirls were guarding us like a hawk. Haha! But at least I got some stolen snaps inside!
|Kung Lung Store: COOL BRUCE LEE Costumes and Chinese Hats!|
What first caught my attention was the iconic Bruce Lee statue right outside the store! Bruce Lee being Chinese popular pop-icon, it looked so enticing to check-out the shop... There were A LOT of BRUCE LEE costumes indeed! Haha! Looks fun for Cosplaying! Haha!
|BRUCE LEE STATUE! Haha! Passerby were attracted to have their photos taken with The Bruce Lee!|
|BRUCE LEE at Kung Lung Store in Nanjingtown|
It was actually a spot where many passersby come and take a pose and take a few snaps. Everybody makes there fiercest Bruce Lee pose looking so tough. Haha! People were posing so funny!
|This Japanese guy is feeling his pose as Bruce Lee very much! Haha! So funny!|
I think it's a unique characteristic of this Kobe Chinatown to have a cool Pop-culture shop... I always thought of Chinatown as (a bit filthy) busy place with lots of Chinese food stores and groceries, super delish restaurants, lots of Cheongsam & Feng Shui stores and knickknacks... But I haven't seen a kakkoii shop like this (kinda reminds me of Village Vanguard)
|Cute sultry pig in cheongsam as store display! It's so Pop here! Kakkoii!|
I really wish I could have stolen more shots inside the store because the merchandise are so interesting! Kinky, funny, vintage and simply just trivial things from Chinese Pop Culture we found there!
|What a naughty set of lighters! Why would anyone use this! Haha!|
Found this cool toys that Atreyu enjoyed checking out! Some vintage looking swords and other weapon toys that boys enjoy...
|There were cool vintage looking toys like this sword, mascot heads and masks! Gomen nasai this was the only shot I've stolen inside!|
There were also those Chinese Military style goods like bags, headgears and shirts... Mao Zedong items. I find them interesting because it reflects about Chinese contemporary culture, well, generally I just find integrating cultures to fashion items and accessories!
|Cool Chinese Military Uniform Fashion!|
|Some of the cool headgears from Kunglung Store!|
I think it was a first time for me to actually see at sight those infamous Chinese Foot Binding Slippers... The Lotus Slippers! They are so small!
|Lotus Slippers ~ Chinese Foot Binding Slippers! Gomen nasai for the bad angle! But they were really small!|
I actually felt I was in a Chinese Pop-culture museum! Haha! I really enjoyed this shop! The best buy I found here were these vintage Chinese postcards of beautiful Chinese Women! I just love the nostalgia feel of them! I'm such a sucker for postcards!
|I just love these rare-find vintage Chinese Postcards!!|
|Our little shopping loot from the cool shop, Kung Lung!|
We enjoyed window shopping and playing around with the toys there of course. We had fun checking out this place!
|Atreyu & Taka making poses with Bruce Lee! Haha!|
|Atreyu checking out Kung Lung Shop|
|Okay as ridiculous as it may seem I must try on the BRUCE LEE Photo Stand! Haha!|
Address: 2-9-11 Sakaemachidori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0023
Tel. No.: +81783325060