Monday, February 09, 2009

Tokyo, day 4

This was a very nice and sunny day. It felt almost like spring.
We started with a visit to Akihabara electronic town,... crazy and too noisy for me, but certainly worth a short visit. Also for the few very big manga shops, if you are an otaku.
After a while, we went back to Ueno Park for a quiet walk...

Then, DH kindly told me it would be a good idea to go back to Nippori Textile Town... Off we went through the park in direction of Nippori Station. We took the pedestrian bridge over the tracks... 
... and we found the textile street again. All shops were open this time. I decided to visit only one... the famous "Tomato"... 5 (or is it 6?) floors packed with all kinds of fabrics. Here I am, trying to choose a few fat quarters as a souvenir...
We spent the rest of the day outside, walking in lovely Yanaka... This is a picture taken in the cemetery...
Next is Yanaka street, with lots of nice little shops selling food, fish, tea, sweets, handicrafts, handmade paper, books... I think we were the only gaijins there that day.
Oops, I almost forgot... Here are the fabrics I bought at Tomato. Mainly cute ones again, and a few traditional dark blue ones...

4 comments:

Laura said...

I love seeing Japan through your eyes - probably the only eyes I'll ever see it through as it is not at the top of my want-to-see list. Thanks Francoise!

n a t s u m i said...

These fabrics are very pretty!

I visited Japan during holidays and these photos makes me go back there again....
Thank you for sharing!!

artfilstitch said...

Glad you were able to get to the Tomato Shop...beautiful fabrics. Enjoying your Japan posts very much..so familiar. Beautiful scenery!
Thanks,
Liz

sharon young said...

Wow!! That fabric shop looked amazing and i love your purchases. What a great place to take a holiday.