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 … Read More

Japan Part 4: Tsukiji

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Tsukiji is the large fish market in Tokyo. We went early in the morning, around 6 AM. The inner market, where fisherman deliver their bounty and all the top restaurants purchase their fish, is about one square block. There are also a couple blocks of outdoor markets that pander more to the casual consumer with stalls selling seafood, table ware, food, and of course, sushi.   Huge tuna, you won’t find this in a can. Not sure what this is… … Read More

Japan Part 3: Hello Kitty Land

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There was SO MUCH HELLO KITTY. Of course, Japan is the birthplace of Sanrio, and I’ve loved Hello Kitty from a very young age. At pretty much every store we went to there was some sort of Hello Kitty. We had discussed going to Puro Land, the Hello Kitty theme park, but it’s a fair distance from Tokyo, and with such a short amount of time we thought our time would be better spent seeing other things, but don’t worry, … Read More

Japan Part 2: YUM

We ate a lot of great food in Japan. Obviously, I didn’t photograph every meal that we ate because: A. I get really sick of people posting photos of all their meals and B. I was too busy eating them!┬áSo, here are some highlights of the food we had in Japan. There were lots of other great things, too!   We flew to Japan on Thanksgiving. Our Thanksgiving feast included a cup of ice cream and a sandwich. I have … Read More

Japan Part 1: So Much Pretty

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I’ve been a terrible blogger lately. Work has been busy, and I’ve been focusing on getting my work done at Stitchcraft and meeting design deadlines. Alas, the blog has taken a back seat. I spent the last two weeks in Japan, visiting my family, seeing all the Hello Kitty, and eating lots of great food. I’m hoping to get back into blogging, and I’ll start with a re-cap of my trip to Japan! Today I’d like to share some photos … Read More