Thursday, 5 December 2013

Strange Shop Names

There is really no end of these so just a few of my favourites so far:

For when you urgently need a suitcase
Sadly the cafe was decorated in neutrals
Shop Sign - Mauve
For clothing that makes you feel snug and protected
Womb shop

Something I have yet to understand is why the Japanese associate everything french with the ultimate in refinement and chic. I can only assume it is because France is quite a way away from here and so they haven't been. The number of shops with french names - restaurants, cafes, book sellers, clothes stalls, chemists - is quite astounding. But then I asked someone if the Tokyo Tower was supposed to be a replica of the Eiffel Tower and she seemed quite confused.
Tokyo Tower from Mori Helicopter
More than a passing resemblance though, right?

1 comment:

Debi said...

LOL, how could you not think of the Eiffel? Too funny.

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