J Toguri
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.