After a nice dinner with my friends, we were strolling through the city. It was around midnight, maybe even a little later. Because I’m a sucker for late night shopping, we went to the big Tsutaya bookstore right at the Shibuya crossing. The top floor is filled up with all sorts of manga but it took me till our last day in Tokyo to realize that. I was always under the impression that the store ended one floor earlier and exactly on this floor they offer a nice variety of magazines and art books.
Near the counter they had some fancy books on display and one of these was Daraku Room by Shiori Kawamto. As of today I have no idea what daraku actually means. If you can illuminate me , please do so. Maybe some of you know the book series Otacool where hardcore nerds show of their tiny rooms which are always filled up with various anime and videogame merchandise. Daraku Room is very similar but with better pictures, good binding and more tasteful rooms. I’m not into the whole otaku scene. All the stuff with big breasted anime girls and over the top action sequences just doesn’t do anything for me. But a a little bit can be nice and interesting and this is exactly what’s shown in Daraku Room. But see for yourself:
Buy the book: 堕落部屋 – Daraku Room by Shiori Kawamoto
Images by Japanese Tease.