Heart, spirit and soul meet in Kokoro, local illustrator Toni Yuly’s kawaii creation, shared here by our little look-alike customer, Meryl. Kokoro, reminding us a wee bit of a Japanese kokeshi doll, makes her boutique debut at Momo. You’ll find her (and friends) on blank cards big enough to write your loving message, women’s tees and cute-as-a-button buttons. Right now, Momo is the only place you’ll find Kokoro fun stuff, so come be a fan!
[Kokoro by Toni Yuly cards, $4; tees, $29; buttons, $1 and $2]
600 South Jackson Street Japantown Seattle 206.329.4736 momoseattle.com
Momo is the little shop on the corner of Sixth Avenue South and South Jackson Street, the crossroads of Seattle’s Japantown. The historic neighborhood, decimated after the 1942 Executive Order 9066 which forced the removal of all Japanese Americans from the West Coast, is seeing a quiet renewal. Present-day treasures include unique boutiques, galleries, a barbershop and salons, fame-ish sushi restaurants, a landmark tea house and a beautiful secret garden. Come discover the revival!