One day, Three stores | Kapital Okayama | Back Yard Day

The small port town of Kojima in Okayama prefecture is the home and birthplace of Kapital.  I came down to visit the monthly “Back Yard Day”. The atmosphere is very much more laid back than the stores in the bigger cities. The interiors have a more countryside feel to them, cobblestone floors, tatami mats, wooden walls. Like a Japanese farmhouse, or even a kura

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The Kapital bus at the Kojima store rolling for Christmas spirit.

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Various items on sale, defects, and samples.

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Indigo dipped tops and jackets.

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Kountry Samples

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Sample shoes.

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Sample bleach jacket.

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Staff working hard in the cold.

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Couple display sporting the new fleece vests and jackets.

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Socks display looks really nice!

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A giant pair of jeans. Even an enormous bandana.

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The blue room.

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Boots display.

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Kountry flannel shirt.

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Kids clothing, adorable.

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Sample accessories, parts and pieces.

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Buttons.

 

 

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Kapital Blue Hands shop. Close to the Kojima store, my most favorite shopping experience hidden in a small Japanese house. I love it so much I won’t show any interior shots, please have a look first-hand yourself. 

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The hands are the craftsman’s hands that go into every Kapital product. The garden, the tranquility of it all turns shopping into a meditative experience. During summer you can sit on the engawa and just enjoy the surroundings.

 

 

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The renovated store in Okayama city, called the “Treehouse” shop. The character is really fun, it is like something out of Neverland. Just an unbelievable amount of detail in every corner of this place. There is even a place for live music and a yard for everyone to gather.

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My friends showing me around.

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The exterior is like the Kojima store but with a slightly different character. But the interior…

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Treehouse long cardigan.

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Wooden walls stone tiles, and scarves.

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Kountry apron, stamped and painted.

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Reclaimed and reused wood. 

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Kountry display on the upper level.

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Looking down.

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Outstanding red tsugi-hagi jacket.

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Recycled glass tiles, and plaster.

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Skeleton in Kountry. What a great idea!

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The register counter, with denim zabuton Japanese cushions on them. The blue and white tiles, the log stools, the tungsten lighting, wonderful. The atmosphere feels incredibly playful and really sweet.

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Found foot stool. I snickered out loud at the sense of humor.

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