English follows below.
As regular readers know, Sheila Campbell and I organized a charity sale in May that raised over 170,000 yen for Tohoku disaster relief via the NPO IDRO Japan. Though it was very successful, we still had heaps and heaps of donated goods left over and have since been looking for a permanent location (rent free!) in which to open a charity shop. Actually, we thought we had already found a place, but as it turns out that was wishful thinking (and possibly poor language skills) on our part. So (!) we are still looking and would be glad if all who read this post could help to put the word out. Somewhere in Kyoto I’m sure, there’s a kind-hearted property owner with some idle space that could be put to good use.
In the meantime however, local company Kurochiku have offered us temporary accommodation on the ground floor of their building on the corner of Shinmachi and Rokkaku streets. Over the next three Saturdays we will open up our shop three times. We want to sell as much stuff as we can, in order to quickly raise some funds, and also partly to make the next move a wee bit easier. As we don’t yet have any permanent storage space, for the time being we are not accepting anymore donated goods for sale. However, for sale we do have a lot of good books (all sorted by genre now so easier to browse), clothes, shoes, bags, toys, games, crockery, CDs, vinyl records, and electrical goods and they are going super cheap so if you are interested please come along on one of the following days:
Saturday 3rd September from 1 till 5pm.
Saturday 10th September from 1 till 5pm.
Saturday 17th September from 9 till 6pm.
This Saturday, it’s just me and Mewby manning the shop so come along and keep us company and maybe pick up a bargain too. The Kurochiku building is on the north-west corner of Shinmachi and Rokkaku streets, two streets west of Karasuma and one street south of Sanjo. Here is a map. I hope to see you there.
Many thanks to Kyoto company Kurochiku for letting us use this space.