A series of evolving pharmacies also have a book cafe (Nippon Television Network (NNN)) --Yahoo! News
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Not only medicines but also daily necessities are available, and the "pharmacy" that is indispensable for daily life is now evolving. We interviewed pharmacies that have been devised, such as stores that you can easily visit and those that enrich your life. ◇ A pharmacy with antiseptic solution, masks, and other items that are indispensable for corona sickness. Reporter "At first glance, this is an ordinary pharmacy, but when you open the door in the back-a lot of books are lined up." The pharmacy "OYAMA book & work" in Oyama City, Tochigi has a book cafe. Approximately 2000 books, from medical books to novels, are lined up on the shelves. Mai Akiyama, Forman "I originally had 1500 to 1600 books." Most of the books are personal to the pharmacist, Mai Akiyama. Why did you set up a book cafe? Forman Mai Akiyama "I don't think everyone has the feeling of consulting with a pharmacist in the first place, so pharmacists come and go here (book cafe), so" Oh, the next door is a pharmacy. " From that point, he said he wanted to create a place where he could feel free to consult with a pharmacist and relax, such as "I wonder if I should bring a prescription next time." ◇ There are other places that evolve by adding functions that are not limited to pharmacies. Miki Seiundou Pharmacy in Koto-ku, Tokyo was founded in 1913. It was renewed two years ago. I was guided inside. Kensuke Ichinose, Miki Seiundo Pharmacy "This is the" workshop space ". It used to be a place where there was a dispensing room for making medicines and a waiting room." A spacious space for local people to gather. Secure. A kitchen is also provided, making it possible to hold cooking classes. A workshop space created by reducing the assortment of medicines to half of what it was before. In addition, there is also such a corner. Kensuke Ichinose, Miki Seiundo Pharmacy "This is a corner selling Indian tableware and curry spices. Originally I put it as my hobby." The owner said, "I want to work surrounded by what I like." We also sell products related to spice curry, which is our hobby. In addition, we have enriched our specialty groceries, and now we have an assortment of products that is comparable to general stores. Kensuke Ichinose, Miki Seiundou Pharmacy "Some people said,'I was walking around the store and I was always worried about it, but I didn't know what the store was, so I took the plunge.'" It is said that the number of customers who are looking for discerning miscellaneous goods is increasing. ◇ In Gunma Prefecture, a pharmacy that won the Good Design Award in 2020 has also appeared. When you enter the glass-enclosed "Plus Pharmacy Misato" building, you will find an open space where the sun shines, and it looks like a cafe. In one corner, we introduced a machine that automatically performs the "decoction" work of Chinese medicine, which is time-consuming at home. Kayoko Oguro, Managing Director of Pharma Plus Kayoko Oguro "I'm decocting right now." Another convenient service for customers is a drive-through service that allows them to receive dispensed medicines. Kayoko Oguro, Managing Director of Pharma Plus, said, "I'm very relieved because I can get medicine without going to the pharmacy," and the number of drive-through users has increased for a while. " A pharmacy that evolves with new ideas. There may be more uses than just buying medicines.