We own and operate 2 toy stores almost across the street from each other in downtown Sausalito. The Japanese erasers are displayed at Games People Play at 695 Bridgeway in Sausalito. The website and inventory is based at sausalitoferry.com which is also the name of the other toystore at 688 Bridgeway in Sausalito. It is not uncommon for web customers to show up at Sausalito Ferry Co. looking for the Japanese erasers. We direct them across the street to Games.
We display the Japanese erasers differently than most retailers. We put clear plastic tabs on the header cards which allows us to hang the Japanese erasers. The Japanese toy erasers are organized and hung on a grid that is 10 feet long and 3 feet high. Even with all that space, we are not really able to display all the Japanese erasers that we sell.
We have seen over and over again the look of relief on parents faces as they see that their children are going to be able to find the erasers they want quickly. Often stores display, if you want to call it that, in the 60 piece master boxes that Iwako packages the Japanese eraser collections in. Quickly, these boxes get picked clean of the most desirable Japanese erasers and what is left is messy and shop worn.