This is a newer market and has all of your asian food (korean) needs! It's clean and the selection is good. The workers are friendly, but sometimes it's a problem if you don't speak korean because if you are looking for something, the workers can't understand you.
Great korean market! This has been around as long as I can remember. They have tons of asian foods (mostly korean) and have everything you need! I remember when part of the store use to have tons of different types of kimchi!
Sanseido is located inside of Mitsuwa. It's a decent size with a pretty good selection of Japanese books and magazines. They even have a stationery section! The only downfall is things can get pricey since they are imported from Japan.
This place is a Japanese video/dvd rental store. It's pretty small, but their selection is pretty good and so is their pricing! I haven't had a problem finding anything I wanted yet.
Windsor sells a variety of women's clothing and accessories. Nothing special, prices are okay. They do sell, however, an amazing amount of formal dresses. Everyone shops for their high school dance wear here. The dress quality is okay and the prices can get pretty steep, but there are some nice ones.
This gallery always has interesting and quite controversial shows. It shows not only contemporary artists, but architects and designers, too. My favorite thing is the outside of their building. Rather than just having their name or nothing at all, like the other galleries in the Culver City Art District, they have an amazing piece of written work sprawled across the front of the building. I would tell you what it is, but you should go see it for yourself!
This is one of my favorite galleries! They always have very unique contemporary artwork that ranges from installations to paintings. What I absolutely love is that they are one of the galleries that shows modern Japanese artwork! They show Murakami (yes, the guy who made the Louis Vuitton bags), Yoshimoto Nara, and Chiho Aoshima! They also have tons of other amazing artists with the gallery. I visit this every time!
Although I have been to the Culver City Arts District quite a few times, I have only been in this gallery once on my most recent visit. I always had a tendency to walk by this building and not realize it's a gallery (well, I guess with most of the galleries, you can't tell). When I went, they had amazing installations (not many galleries in the area have installations). The contemporary art is very conceptual and interesting. I enjoyed it.
Kikead is a contemporary art gallery in the Culver City Arts District. I love that this gallery is dedicated to new, upcoming artists. They do, however, also have works available by already established and well-known artists (for the buyers). I really enjoy the artwork they show. They tend to be whimsical and capture my attention and draw me in.
This gallery primarily shows painting, drawing, and sculpture. They usually have a fairly good/well known people showing, but they are also interested in showing upcoming California artists, which is great. I'm not so much into this medium and they usually show representational or still-life works and I'm not much of a fan so I don't stop in.