Dinosaur Head, Half Price!


Surely I must know someone who would love to receive a life-sized dinosaur head! On sale for only ¥18,900, it’s so hard to pass up! I mean, who wouldn’t want a tyrannosaur hanging over their fireplace?

This shop on Kappabashi street in Tokyo’s restaurant supply district specializes in custom-made props. In addition to Rex the Friendly Tyrannosaur, today’s stock included Mr. Menacing Lobster, the Lonesome Cowboy, Santa Claus and the Missus, and Squirty the  Cheerful Hot Dog.


If you’d like to visit Kappabashi Street the next time you’re in Tokyo, a map and more pictures are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

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