Avalon in Gofukumachi, Kagoshima, offering tarot readings and zakka

PUBLISHED Sep 12, 2022

Example of Candle Products

Three months have passed since Card Reading & Zakka Store Avalon opened in Gofukumachi, Kagoshima City.

Sawako Takemoto, the owner, chose the spiritual path after receiving a counseling session and has learned about card reading and candles. The store covers an area of approximately 30 square meters. It has a large fireplace at the back and displays pictures of angels on the walls. She decorated the space envisioning “a store with a mysterious atmosphere with magical items that looks like something out of a comic book.” In front of the fireplace is a round table where she holds card readings and spiritual sessions.

Takemoto selects the products according to her taste. Some examples are: WoodWick, American-born candles that make a crackling sound when lit; TeaEAT, edible tea containing dried fruits; Dead Sea Salt and Epsom Salt, which can be mixed with essential oils to make bath salts; and crown-themed and sparkly jewelry.

The store carries a large selection of candles from various manufacturers. “Even the same lavender scent smells different from candle to candle. By all means, please try out the different scents and choose the one you like best,” says Takemoto. Starting in October, the store plans to hold candle-making workshops.

For readings, she offers oracle readings using tarot cards (from 4,400 yen for 30 minutes). Sessions focusing on a single area of concern (2,200 yen per reading) are also available.

Opening hours: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays and Thursdays. Any changes will be announced on the social media page.

  • The exterior of Avalon

  • Inside Avalon

  • Divination table at Avalon

  • Candle display shelves at Avalon

  • Examples of jewelry from Avalon