Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign. The shop’s name is 木村, one of the most common surnames in Japan.
As I was preparing this post just now, I discovered that the character 畳 isn’t just used for tatami mats, but is also the kanji used in the verb たたむ, meaning ‘to fold.’ As in 洗濯物を畳んだ(せんたくものをたたんだ)。I folded the laundry.
The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.
To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.
Heisig(H195, H208, H1784, H588, H1784)
Kanj In Context(KIC20, KIC364, KIC1303, KIC55, KIC1303)
Originally posted 2013-05-05 00:56:32.