If you are looking for rice balls, nori, mochi, cheap tofu, Pocky of all kinds, fancy Japanese face creams, or a wide selection of Japanese magazines, Kotobukiya's your place. Whether you're from Japan, lived there for a while or just dabbling you'll find something interesting here. The staff is friendly and helpful. Little stickers translating the object's name are on the back of most food packets (which is good if you're thinking, "What IS that?"). The onigiri (triangular rice balls with cooked fish wrapped in nori) are especially tasty and sit in baskets on the freezer case. There's a huge variety of Japanese candy and dried foods, and you can get the best stainless steel tweezers ever here in the personal care section.