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yoyogi village

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Passing through the business town, modern garden appears.
This is yoyogi village. Good and health- conscious shops are in there.
I had a special blend tea that made of herbs and flowers.
穿過商業區,一座很時尚的公園映入眼帘。這就是代々木VILLAGE. 那裡有很注重健康,好逛的商店。我點了有草本植物和花混合特製的茶喔。
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And got some breads for breakfast!
還有買早餐來吃的麵包。
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Isetatsu Tenugui

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Isetatsu is a shop from Edo era, there’s so many beautiful wood-printing papers, chiyogami, paper toys, and Japanese pattern goods.

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I love their cute Omocha-e (Ukiyoe for kids in Edo era) series, especially cats ones.
All of the cats are working and dancing on Tenugui!

Isetatsu (Japanese)
Ueno, Asakusa, and Yanaka : Isetatsu
Omocha-e

neko-shock!

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“I am I” cat collaborate with cross-stitch artist Makoto Oozu.
You can choose special Knit-shock ready-made watch from black or grey cats, or DIY kit!
I got a kit for trying to make my original black cat, which has green eyes and purple whiskers.

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Though I’m bad at stitches, the neko (cat) was not very hard work!

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I attached extra rubber bands to the watch, so it can be 2 way using.
Ordinary it is for wrist band, and it can be a charm for tote bags.

I am I
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I am I blog (Japanese)
I am I – zozotown
K-SHOCK stitched by Makoto Oozu – 8tokyo article

Daikanyama Tsutaya Bookstore

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I went to the Daikanyama Tsutaya Bookstore at the newly built shopping complex called Daikanyama T-SITE.

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The space is lined with buildings in a T-shaped motif, many of them specialist shops such as restaurants, a camera shops and an electrically assisted bicycle shops.

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The Daikanyama Tsutaya Bookstore is made up of three buildings. It’s completely different from the other Tsutaya shops up until now, selling mainly books, and as a bookstore, it is a space that can be fully enjoyed by children and adults.

Of course, there are well-stocked DVD and CD corners, and you can probably find movies for enthusiasts of various tastes there as well. Since you can do returns by mail for free from anywhere in Japan, even people who live far away can rent there care-free.

It truly was an enjoyable space, such that you could spend hours there without getting tired of it.
I think I will definitely end up going there again many times in the future.

DAIKANYAMA T-SITE

“LOVE handmade” presented by Etsy & Friends

8tokyo’s contributing writer Ako as necocoa will participate “LOVE handmade” event on this weekend.
Come and enjoy a showcase of lovingly handcrafted items created by local Etsy sellers and their friends!
Make some crafts with the Etsy community, find gifts for your valentine (or for yourself!) and talk with the artists about their inspirations and techniques.
It’s a …weekend to celebrate our LOVE for all things handmade!
Free to attend!

January 21 (Sat) – 22 (Sun), 2012
Hours: 11:00~17:00

Reception: January 20 (Fri), 2012
Hours: 19:00~21:00
FREE

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google map

Facebook event page
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Hen-na Amimono Exhibition

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203gow (niimarusangow) is the guru of knit – who knit/crochet EVERYTHING she saw.

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Colorful, kawaii and strange (“hen” means strange in Japanese!) knitting-forest appeared in Shinjuku!

Hen-na Amimono Exhibition (Japanese)

SENDAGI walk 2:C.A.G.

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C.A.G. is a hat shop where your friend Gris (a nickname) both designs and hand-manufactures hats. Her hats are sold at fine retailers such as Shinjuku ISETAN MEN’S and even Barneys New York GINZA.

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Since she originally worked for an advertising agency, she is sensitive to the latest trends and movements around the world.

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She is very stylish, and it is fun to go chat with her in her shop.

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C.A.G.catalog
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Isetan WHITE WONDER CHRISTMAS

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Isetan department store collaborate with Finnish designer Klaus Haapaniemi again!
The shop decorated with his dreamy artworks everywhere.
We can make free postcard with stamps of cute characters.

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I got a owl pin and mini shopper.

WHITE WONDER CHRISTMAS – Isetan

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