One reason I came to Japan was to look for monsters. One place I’ve found them is Mandarake, in Nakano Broadway.

It’s a hive-like mall of small stalls selling manga, anime, idol merch and all kinds of other stuff. My favourite things were the toys and figurines from old tokusatsu films and dramas.

Everything was lovingly preserved and going for eye-watering collectors’ prices. Some items were quite charming and endearing…

…others less so.

More faces of Tokyo coming soon.