Japan Part 5: Knitting!

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Of course, I had to visit a yarn store while I was in Japan! I knit quite a bit on my flight to Japan, and on the way home, too. Though I have to admit, I didn’t spend a ton of knitting while I was in Japan…

 

I’d read about Keito, and it wasn’t too far from where we were staying in Tokyo. There aren’t too many yarn shops that sell just yarn, and this is the only one I found, but there very well may be other yarn focused shops in Tokyo. I know that there is one in Kyoto, but we didn’t make it there this trip.

 

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They had these beautiful pieces of fair isle knitting for sale, and they had sewn the pieces into all sorts of cool projects! I really loved the bow. Keito Tokyo yarn store; photo by Mari Chiba from Mari Knits

The displays were all adorable.
Keito Tokyo yarn store; photo by Mari Chiba from Mari Knits

Loved these sheep!
Keito Tokyo yarn store; photo by Mari Chiba from Mari Knits

Keito Tokyo yarn store; photo by Mari Chiba from Mari Knits

Keito Tokyo yarn store; photo by Mari Chiba from Mari Knits

Keito Tokyo yarn store; photo by Mari Chiba from Mari Knits

At the counter they even had cute candies with their logo! Keito Tokyo yarn store; photo by Mari Chiba from Mari Knits

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The department stores in Japan have a huge variety of goods, from beautiful bentos, to high end hand crafted items pottery and of course clothes and home goods, many of them also have a crafting section! Some are bigger than others, and some are more well organized than others. Here are some photos of the yarn/crafting sections I came across in the department stores.

yarn shopping in Tokyo; photo by Mari Chiba from Mari Knits

Crochet seems to be more popular than knitting in Japan, with a large number of crocheted samples in all the shops. yarn shopping in Tokyo; photo by Mari Chiba from Mari Knits

yarn shopping in Tokyo; photo by Mari Chiba from Mari Knits

 

Japanese knitting books are amazing, and I had a great time browsing through all the beautiful books at the book stores and at Keito.

knitting book shopping in Tokyo; photo by Mari Chiba from Mari Knits

 

Here are the books I brought home, I can’t wait to spend more time getting to know them better!
knitting book shopping in Tokyo; photo by Mari Chiba from Mari Knits

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  1. carol
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    love to travel through others eyes or cameras, amazing Japan

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