Wednesday, January 20, 2010

tokyo diary: day 6 - Nippori, finally

Nippori....oh art loves thee :). So, I finally arrived in Nippori textile town :D. It wasn't as big as I was expected, so the walk wasn't too bad. First stop was Pakira Knit, they didn't have much we fast forwarded to Tomato notions...I still think Okadaya has more notions than tomato, regardless of the price :D...from here, we went to Tomato Honkan (the 3rd Tomato store walking from the station). That's the place you want to go...stay around the 4th, 5th and 1st floor...and you'll be in haven :). Do bring your cash, here...they do not accept credit card in most of the stores.

From Tomato, I went to a shop called Mihama Cloth (if not mistaken), it's the one next to Tomato notion...on the corner, just berfore Tomato. They sell fabrics already packed in plastics...I think they're older style but a lot of cute prints :). I think it's worth the visit.From here, I went to elegance (Pakira's shop as well) but nothing of my interests...and finally found the pakira I wanted to go, where I finally find liberty fabrics and souleiado. It is the first Pakira turn left when you see Edwin shop on the's on that big main street on the side of Nippori town. Then, my shopping was done :D.

From Nippori, I went to Sunshine City in Ikkebukuro, where I found Shinzi Katoh was a bit disappointing, though...most of the stuff are ready made goods, I was expecting to find some of his fabrics or ribbons...but no luck here...he has 2 shops in Sunshine City, 1st floor, one of the shops is close by Comme Ca store and the other one is just around the corner.

Here is a tip...when you are tired...go to Yodobashi in Akihabara, go up to the 3rd floor and find the section where they sell massage chairs, etc...sit down on one of the chairs and get the foot massager like the one on my picture...and you'll be a happy shopper :D. I stayed there for about 1 hour, until hubby was finally done browsing the whole store :D...he's happy and I'm happy.


  1. huhuu...i envy you :)...went to tokyo couple months ago and only found ONE ...only one yarn store...U'r lucky girl, Lia...:)

  2. huhuu...i envy you :)...went to tokyo couple months ago and only found ONE ...only one yarn store...U'r lucky girl, Lia...:)

  3. I'm so jealous! I've been wanting to go on a Japan trip for some time now. I think I will be emailing you once I've planned my Japan trip to get the low down on all the must-see fabric and remnant shops. I adore what you purchased there.


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