Friday, September 17, 2010

Japanese paper

The other day, I played with the washi paper I brought back from Kyoto. I started by making a few little books. I bought these sheets of paper at Suzuki Shofudo, a nice shop on Yanagi no-banba (close to Shijo and Karasuma dori).
Another lovely paper shop in the same neighbourhood is Kyukyodo, on Teramachi. Among other things, they sell beautiful stationary items and calligraphy supplies.
The indigo fabric pieces in the picture above are cotton shawls I found at the Chion-ji Temple craft market. They are from Wataya workshop in Himeji. The little white things on top are lace ribbons. They were cute and cheap and I just couldn't resist buying them.

6 comments:

Gerrie said...

Such a pretty composition of colors and textures.

nicolette said...

Beautiful little books and gorgeous fabrics!

I hope you received my thank you email!

Karen said...

We went to that same craft market, it took us forever to find it, but was worth the walking.

Kristin L said...

I wouldn't be able to resist any of that either!

dosankodebbie said...

Thank you for visiting my etegami blog. I just looked at the embroidered and quilted postcards on your other blog, and was thrilled! I've never seen this kind of postcard art. I love it!

Yolanda Barker said...

I don't blame you - I love Japanese design too! It's so colourful, but refined.