Another busy day . A student told be to go to a fabric store hidden in a small lane and dutifully I obliged. Well I left a lot of money there . Found a lot of interesting tools which will aid my spring collection . Also stuff I might not use but it's beautiful
Some shops are full with hair ornaments for the kimono fashion and there were button shops and ribbon shops . People still make a lot here themselves or have it tailored.
japan is a feast for the eyes and there are so so many little shops hidden where the different trades still work . The woman in the street is elegant and understated and all walk in the same base . No feeling of being rushed . I could get used to this . Even with so many people I do not feel overwhelmed . I have that feeling more in Melbourne . Seams to have so much more chaos and noise .
I saw some terribly badly made hats using silk abaca with a French label . I can not think of a student who would do such bad work . Really disappointed just because made in France. It surprised me to see it for sale . Japanese do know quality but not when it comes to hats by the lol if it.
Am on the train now and I am sitting next to a man who is making for Australian standards very impolite noises by not using a tissue . They quit happily pick their nose , look at the finds and swipe it in the pants .
Have not seen tissues around in any once hand yet but they are starting to hand them out in the street as promotion education .
Japan in so many ways is so advanced and than again super behind .
No one eats on trains or in the street walking . I like that ! Makes you stop to sit down . What is annoying you have to take shoes if when you go into a change room to try on a top ......not that any do fit me I have to add. Well ..:... Issey Myake does
not impressed with the hats from France . Terrible use of silk abaca