Saturday, 14 April 2012

Japan Journey.....

 I am home from the most wonderful trip to Japan- I saw my son in Osaka and then joined an escourted tour of the highlights in cherry blossom time. It was absolutely beautiful, the people were charming, the food was delicious and abve all - the fabrics were abundant and cheap!!

This is the Fushima-Inari shrine in Kyoto which my son took us to- it winds all the way up the mountain with 4000 of these torii gates.

We took a cable car up the mountain from a spa resort at Hakone to view Mount Fuji-  apparently there are only about 8 days a year when the mountain can be seen without cloud! we were so fortunate to see it in its entirety!This brought a tear to my eye!

Cherry blossom up close and personal!

A wedding picture- so many couples get married amongst the blossom- it is the most popular time of the year. 

An now, you are all wondering what fabrics I bought.............
Wait no longer- amd I want ideas on how to use them!!

This is an oilcloth from Cosmo- big enough for a table cloth or  maybe cut up for bags??

My favourite echino range- about a third cheaper than here but still pricey!

Wonderful susuko koseki fabrics- some for my daughter.

some Kokka fabrics, at £3 per metre!! 

A few fat eighths that I couldnt resist!

Next time- a few bits and bobs that I bought in Japan, including a little bit of Hello Kitty !!



  1. Glad you had a wonderful time seeing your son and the sights.Especially pleased you got to see the blossom celebrations!
    Loving all the fabric too.

  2. Your trip sounds amazing! Love those fabrics you got - my favourite is the little pale green with the fish on it at the bottom there. Sounds like you got some bargains! xCathy

  3. gorgeous fabrics - hope you took an empty suitcase to fill with such delights on the way home! Are you from Hampshire? Me too xx

    1. Had to check in an extra bag on return journey! Luckily it didn't cost any extra !
      I live in lymington!
      Heather. X