News of SOPH. opening a new store in Kyoto comes as welcoming news for those in the Kansai area in Japan. The former capital of Japan holds great significance in the history of the country while recently the area has seen somewhat of a flourish of stores opening in recent years, most notably the F.I.L. store. Home to SOPHNET., F.C.R.B., and uniform experiment, the SOPH store opens on February 12 and is certain to be a big hit with the brand continuing to enjoy great success in their second decade of business..