CONTRIBUTED BY KARA LESPERANCE
After seeing the posts on Rainbow House and the Hand Craft Shop that reference the House of 66 Cents, I wanted to write up a post on them. I could spend hours wandering fabric stores and picking out fabrics and the House of 66 Cents has pretty much any fabric you could want. The biggest problem I have when visiting is restraining myself from spending too much!
They have two buildings, one two-story right on the road and the other one-story sits back so that you have to pull into the parking lot to see it.
The front building has a lot of home decorating fabrics on the bottom floor, with quilting fabrics and supplies, buttons, zippers, thread, and quite a bit of hand crafting items on the second floor.
They do not have items to do floral works, or as many beads as Rainbow House has, so if that is your crafter’s poison I would make the trip south. But if you like to sew, you can pretty much find whatever fabric you need at the House of 66 Cents. You will want to look around the whole store before making a purchase, as their selection is vast and you may find more than one fabric to your liking at greatly varied prices. I find the prices comparable to stateside fabric stores, but without the benefit of sales and coupons.
House of 66 Cents
Hours: open 10am to 7pm everyday
Payment: dollars and yen, no checks or credit cards
Address: Japan, Okinawa Prefecture Ginowan Aragusuku ２丁目４５−６
GPS Coordinates: 26.2878119798, 127.76589643
Directions: They are located on 81. Coming from Kadena Gate 2 you will take a right on 330 and continue down past the intersection where you turn left to stay on 330. When you go straight you will be on 81, it is just a few minutes down 81 on the left. (View coming down 81.)
The large House of 66 Cents sign on the left is black with white letters and hard to miss.
Coming from Foster turn right outside of the Legion Gate onto 330 and continue down past the intersection where you turn left to stay on 330. When you go straight you will be on 81, it is just a few minutes down 81 on the left.