I discovered a lovely artist that I thought I would write about. I can’t remember how I found her but her work is marvellous. She is an embroidery artist.
Well, it has been quite awhile since I have put up a post, but finally I have got around to it. We had a bunch of travel and construction going on, and only now are things starting to get back to normal. And as they did, I started thinking it was really time for me to put my Re-ment back up. (I had put it away for the construction.)And I was thinking how nice to share it with others who enjoy cute things from Japan =)
A while ago, Marceline from askingfortrouble.org kindly sent us a couple of her guides she has developed from her visits to Japan. In finally getting around to reviewing it, I discovered it had already been replaced by a new guide. Marceline kindly sent me her newer one for me to review. And while she has sent me a couple to review, you know I have to start with “Kawaii Japan.” (Thanks for the updates Marceline and sorry it has taken me so long to review.)
I love a deal. So I loved shopping Japan’s hyaku yen stores (dollar stores). I found that they had an awesome selection of things, from household to crafty things to food items. I also found that they were generally really good quality for the price you paid (105 yen generally).
One thing I didn’t mention in my article earlier were the sections I perused in the book store. So if you are interesting in crafts you may want to look for the sections that say:
Pronunciation: syugei しゅげい
Just a little note that may make the bookstores a little easier to get around.
I like books. A lot. You might have noticed that =) And as I have mentioned over and over, I like books as mementoes and souvenirs. And I specifically like craft books or magazines. Trav had heard about a second hand book store in Japan, so we decided to check it out.