After my trip to Berkeley I had to run an errand which brought us back into The City. That however is really not worth mentioning but on the way, we stopped over in J-town to check out the second day of the grand opening of New People, a new retail establishment highlighting pop culture from Japan. Manga, magazines, toys, Hello Kitty and all the latest fashion from streets of Tokyo; It's all here! The design and architecture of this new building are impressive but whether or not this is going to be a money making operation remains to be seen because all that really cool stuff from Japan is really f-ng expensive.
(very expensive handcrafted Japanese shoes from SOU SOU)
The upstairs gallery featured art by Yoshitaka Amano, that cat from Japan who was a graphic designer for the Final Fantasy video game.
So if you are into Japanese pop culture or are you are looking for the latest in Gothic Lolita fashion, this place is at least worth checking out. And if you are feeling like you need a little caffeine fix, the cafe is serving Blue Bottle Coffee. You can't complain about that.