J Toguri

J. Toguri Mercantile on Belmont Closing

We’re sad to announce that Japanese marketplace, J. Toguri, will be closing its doors by February 2013. This large unassuming shop on Belmont has provided everything from specialized cooking ingredients, kitchen utensils, calligraphy tools, bonzai supplies, kimono, gi and other hard-to-find Japanese goods for over 65 years. It also has a small place in history: this store is operated by the family of Iva Toguri, aka “Tokyo Rose,” a supporter of the Allies in World War II who was falsely accused of treason and pardoned by President Ford. The building is up for sale for $3.3 million. Stop by soon for steep discounts on remaining items. We wish the Toguri family the best of luck in their new endeavors.