Kitchen Supplies in Tsukuba
If you are looking for kitchen supplies in Tsukuba, you might want to try Oritomo. Here is what Christine found when she was in the market for some martini glasses.
Oritomo is a kitchen supply store mainly catering to businesses. I went to look for martini glasses, but stayed for the meat grinders and cotton candy makers! They have a large variety of baking necessities such as molds and pans of every size as well as a number of small appliances. I found some good quality knives and an excellent array of other tableware. The prices are a bit higher than what you would pay at, say, JUSCO, but the items are clearly of a much higher quality.
Here are the directions Jon gave me that got me there easily:
Go south on Higashi towards Joyful Honda. At the intersection of Higashi and Noda-sen (354) there is a beige pedestrian bridge. Continue south on Higashi to the next light. Turn right (Alpen sports will be on your left and an Eneos gas stand on your right) and go to the next light. Oritomo will be diagonally to your left.
I even received a gift of 12 rolls of bathroom tissue for having visited the shop!