I don’t sing the praises of San Francisco’s Chinatown often enough on this blog, so it’s time to rectify that problem. Not only is Chinatown (and its various spinoffs, including Inner Richmond’s Clement St. and the Outer Sunset’s Irving St.) a source for delicious, inexpensive food, oversized Piyo-Piyo dolls and cheap housewares of suspicious origins, it’s also a great place to get back in touch with your childhood.
Who could forget the heartwarming exploits of A. A. Milne’s Pooh-Pooh, here depicted in loving detail on a small coin purse?
And this fantastic coin wallet rekindles old memories of hours spent by the fireside reading about the comical adventures of Deformed Snoopy (and all the Deformed Peanuts gang).
And let’s not forget that most famous of Japanese sentai superheroes, Superman.
God bless you, Chinatown. May your goodness shine brightly forever. Even the dim sum.