OK, OK.. I know I’ve thrown the hype on these guys before. AND, I know they get a bad wrap, but I fucking love this store. Every time without fail I score big here. Keep in mind, the internet has killed it. It’s killed the experience of going to a store and laying your hands on the god given funk made in the land of the rising sun destined to rest its smoked filled vinyl body in your gaijin hands.. The run on sentence lives. And so does Koenji’s finest, Gojira Ya mother fuckers!
If you ever find yourself in Koenji then you need to make the pilgrimage.
Godzilla Ya (Gojira-Ya)
3-67-1 Koenji, Suginami-ku
Hours: 2pm – 9pm, closed Wed.
Jim casing the bar. Did I mention they have a bar?!:
All the way up:
Kozaki-san in the house:
Jim Maitland, Mike Johnson and that infamous Brian Flynn guy bolting after a night of maddening scores..
Repaints? Maybe… If you collect diecast than who the fuck cares right?? Ha! Check this place next time you’re in Tokyo.
A little added bonus;
Minister Alt and I from a candid vid from 2008 (notice the stock looks almost the same a year earlier). You can almost catch Hillsy and Mark G hiding in the background if you pay attention: