The term “shop” does feel a little vulgar to describe the experience at Krank & Marcello.
If you imagine a treehouse grown inside a garage that would serve a shadow play theater, you’re actually closer to the truth.
You have to climb to the rooftop to enter the space, then take a tiny stairwell, wander around, eventually discover the secret screening room, before going out through another hidden door.
The dream-like feel of the display and the selection is just, well, enchanting. It’s romantic, yet austere in a way. It’s surreal, yet very comforting.
When we visited we noticed that a lot of the vintage finds were coming from Belgium. It might sounds pretty absurd to go all the way to Japan to marvel at things that come from so close to home, but I can assure you that the final feeling was more a Japanese fantasized version of Belgium. Therefore pretty surprising to us!
Krank & Marcello, 〒810-0023 Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shi, Chūō-ku, Kego, 3 Chome−1−27
open 13:00 20:00, closed on wednesdays and thursdays
Check the website.
Fukuoka, on the Southern island of Kyushu, is Japan’s sixth in terms of population