There are plenty of local characters and local idols from places around Japan, as well as from Akiba. PLUM LIVE SHOP is a store where you can enjoy enjoy local character goods and live performances by idols. People do not just go there for the goods; you can enjoy live stage performances by idols from around Japan too.
Suwa-hime is the official character of Suwa city in Nagano prefecture.
This is the official mini figure series. Originally only sold within Nagano prefecture, it became popular and a special version was also made to be sold in hotels in Suwa.
Many local character goods for are sale, from Hokkaido in the north, to Okinawa in the south.
Local hero goods are very popular right now.
Plastic model kits for castles, shrines, and temples in Nagano prefecture are also sold. “The company originally designed and built industrial products, and we used those skills to design and sell this Nagano prefecture castle series of plastic model kits,” explained the store staff.
Manufacturer PLUM's new shovel product, designed and produced using its experience in producing industrial products. You can see a very Akiba-esque cute film attached to the surface.
Of course, the PLUM brand of plastic model kits and figurines is popular. There are special products which can only be bought in-store.
At the back of the store is a stage where idols from Akihabara and around Japan perform live. Store staff explained that promising idols sing on this stage nearly every weekend. Check the store's website for the performance schedule.
The store is on the seventh floor of the building. Make sure you spot the PLUM sign.
- NAME：PLUM LIVE SHOP
- ADDRESS：Tokyo Kakuta Bld.7F 3-13-8 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0021
- HOURS OF OPERATION：Weekday 11:00 ～ 20:00
Weekends and holiday 10:00 ～ 20:00
- Closed：irregular holidays
- Live stage schedule：http://add-ing.jp/live-stage-akihabara/