Tokyo broom store has not had a customer since 1972 (Update: HOAX)

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UPDATE: Tokyo Times now says this was a joke.

According to Tokyo Times, this broom shop hasn't sold anything since 1972.

A store that, perhaps due to a niche that’s not exactly necessary nowadays, unfortunately hasn’t had the pleasure of a patron since 1972 — Saturday, September 2nd, to be precise. And even then the customer in question was after a hand brush that unfortunately they didn’t have.

Will someone in Tokyo reading this please go to the store and buy a broom? (And take photos of the transaction so we can post them here?)

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