Tag : Japan

Trip to Kyukyodo, Tokyo

The second paper-related stop on my trip to Japan was also in Tokyo's Ginza district - Kyukyodo. Its neighbors included Tiffany's and Harry Winston. I was definitely out of my element - fanny packs are simply not fashionable.Interestingly, the store was founded in Kyoto in 1663 and began as a medicine shop. The

Trip to Itoya, Tokyo

Welcome to the first of many blog posts documenting my recent trip to Japan. Warning - most of these posts will be long and image-heavy. I took over 1,000 pictures while I was there!The first paper-related stop on my trip was a store in Tokyo - Itoya. It's considered one of the


So I just got back from Japan yesterday.Sorry that I wasn't more up front about the timing of my trip. I'm one of those people who isn't comfortable revealing travel plans online, especially when my house is being left unoccupied. It's tough for me to exist in that intersection of social media and


Holy crap, I'm going to Japan this summer.Perhaps you've taken a look at my Book Arts/Paper Arts in Japan spreadsheet, which to date includes over 70 resources. And I'm sure that I haven't even scratched the surface.There's no way I'm going to see all of those places, as much as

Senbazuru: 1,000 Cranes of Hope

This past Saturday I attended Senbazuru: 1,000 Cranes of Hope, a fundraising effort to aid the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The event was co-organized by my friend (and book artist) Jill Abilock and the Creative Space Gallery. A senbazuru is a chain of 1,000 origami paper

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