Tag : Tokyo

Book and Bed Tokyo

One of the many things I love about Japan is how it skillfully blends the traditional, the modern, and the whimsical. When I researched lodging options in Japan, I decided that I'd do my best to find a range of places to stay that touched on all of these qualities.When I discovered Book and Bed Tokyo, I

Trip to Isetatsu, Tokyo

Isetatsu was our last paper-related stop in Tokyo, which was good because day three was so.very.long. And I'm pretty sure that my husband was over it. We found the petite shop nestled on a small street - if you didn't know it was there, you would totally walk by it.I

Trip to Masumi, Tokyo

It all started with this Instagram post by Steph Rue, a book artist and former Fulbright Junior Researcher. She visited Masumi, a conservation and restoration shop in Tokyo and posted a picture from her visit.She had me at "Rows of beautiful silk textiles..."That one post inspired our trek to Masumi on our third

Trip to TAKEO, Tokyo

After my visit to Misuzudo, I descended the stairs and soaked in all that was TAKEO.TAKEO was founded in 1899. Their store carries approximately 300 brands, with 9,000-ish specific types of paper. You have to love a store that has a "mission for paper":Paper has long played an important role in our society and economy, always

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

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