This store deals with self-published books, indie books and paintings that are not available through major distribution system, indie CDs, international graphic books, whatever is hardcore.
You’ll never forget the sign once you see it.
This is painted by Mimiyo Tomozawa, a cartoonist, giving you the impression that this is nothing like an ordinary bookshop.
The over 10 thousand volumes make TACO ché stand out among other shops.
The store is not spacious but is crammed with indie books, indie CDs, can badges, and vintage magazines that look over 10 years old.
You can see how extraordinary those pieces are.
“TACO ché” relocated to Nakano broadway in 1995. It originally opened in Waseda, they moved to Koenji, then to current location. It used to deal mainly in works by writes of “Garo”, a comic book magazine.
* “Garo” is a comic magazine published from 1964 till 2002, representing Japanese sub-culture.
In the next article I will introduce “Chinkoman”(Means “Dickman” in Japanese) by Jiro Ishikawa.