I’d never been to a thrift shop in Japan so one of the first things on my itinerary when we arrived in Kokura was to visit a neighborhood secondhand store. A quick Google search yielded the address and website of Almost New, a “recycle” shop in Katano, which is just a 15 minute walk from my grandma’s. And, the website promised, sitting right atop Almost New, I would find Mint, a clothing store filled with secondhand goodies. Yatta! Click through the gallery for some pics of what I bought (for a bargain). I’ll write more about Mint (and find the website for you) when I have a chance!