左 アース製薬のかとり線香 由美かおる、右 金鳥（大日本除虫菊） These nostalgic signs were used in advertising in Japan from 1965 for a few decades. They are called "Hohrou Kanban", Japanese Enamel Signboards. The one on the left is an actress, Yumi Kaoru, posing for Earth Pharmaceutical for mosquito killing incense. Right blue sign is for another mosquito killing incense, Kinchou, Dai Nippon Jochuugiku Company. I found these signs around "Daikokuya" Ramen Noodle shop at Marukai Market Costa Mesa store Food Court. There were several more of these nostalgic signs on the right side of that shop. オロナミンＣ 大村崑 大塚製薬
"Oronamin C"drink with Kon Omura (comedian/actor) for Otsuka Pharmaceutical
I was amazed we can see these Japanese enamel signboards in California several thousand miles away from Japan.
マルカイ・ガーディナ本店のセール情報です。8月6日から9日まで、13周年記念セール開催中。同店が今の場所に移転してからもう13年も経ってたんですね。。普段よりかなり安いです。日替わりセールもあるみたいです。 Marukai Gardena Store is having 13th Anniversary Salefrom 8/6/09 to 8/9/09. It's been 13 years since it was relocated to that present location. Many items are a lot cheaper than usual. They also have Daily Sales items during that period.
昨日マルカイ・パシフィック店に行ったところ、すぐ前にある『ブックオフ』にセールのサインが。。。 8月7日、8日、9日の週末3日間「8周年記念大ＳＡＬＥ」とのこと。ロサンゼルス第1号店。ロサンゼルスにブックオフができてもう8年も経つなんて早いですね。 I went to Marukai Pacific store yesterday, and there was a sign at "Book Off" located in front of Marukai Pacific. From 8/7/09 to 8/9/09, "Book Off" is having "8th Anniversary Big Sale". It is their first Los Angeles store. Time goes fast. It's been 8 years since it opened in Los Angeles.
It became local sales info around Marukai stores. They started "Internet sales" for people who live in other cities and states. I was really amazed at seeing "Hohro Kanban", Japanese Enamel Signboards in Costa Mesa, California. Those signs bring back memories of Summer in Japan. I found them in end of April, on the way to "The Flower Fields" in Carlsbad, CA.
Mitsuwa Market Torrance store will have it's "Summer Festival" on weekend of August 15 and 16, 2009. There will be Karaoke contest, Ramune (soft drink) fast drinking contest, Water Melon beating contest, Shaved Ice, and other foods are served. I am lookng forward to it also.
Mitsuwa Market Torrance store 21515 S Western Ave Torrance, CA 90501-3048 Tel:(310) 782-0335 http://www.mitsuwa.com/
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