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Going to Japan, And Coming Back with New Finds

Written on March 9, 2011

12 March 2011, Japan, update:  Many thanks to those of you who reached out concerned for my safety in light of the recent natural disaster in Japan’s north-east region.  In Kyoto, where I arrived yesterday, things are stable and seemingly fine: I didn’t learn of the earthquake until I checked my computer upon arrival at the hotel.

It’s an unbelievably bad earthquake affecting scores of people over a large area.  Please take a moment and reflect on all those affected.

I will be in Japan until 29 March–I’ll be looking for wonderful textiles to offer for sale upon my return–and hopefully by then my new web shop will be up-and-running and ready to show off my new finds.But keep checking in here as I will posting as regularly as usual: I’ll be showing some old threads and some images from the road.As usual, I will be moving around the Kansai region with just a brief trip to Tokyo, looking for textiles.Stay tuned.  I have some interesting posts in the queue—and I think you’ll enjoy seeing them.

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  1. Comment by Adina:

    Would love to see photos of temple markets, if you plan to visit any of them. Have a great trip and a safe return.

    March 10, 2011 @ 11:01 am

  2. Comment by Lis:

    Terrible news from Japan today, hoping you’re okay.

    March 11, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

  3. Comment by Stephen:

    Lis, thank you for your kind words. Mercifully, the western Kansai area, where I am, seems to be running as per usual. The devastation is in the eastern part of the country, and it’s tragic, as we are all now finding out.

    Thank you for checking in…

    March 11, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

  4. Comment by nance marie:

    glad to hear that you are fine.
    take care

    March 11, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

  5. Comment by Heather Taylor:

    So glad to hear you are okay!

    March 11, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

  6. Comment by jude:

    just came by to check that all was well after hearing the news.

    March 11, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

  7. Comment by Nat:

    Glad to hear you are safe. I’m due there in 2 months with Silk Study Tour hope it’s still going ahead. I’m your regular visitor and I love boro cloths – enjoy the rest of your time in Japan

    March 12, 2011 @ 7:02 am

  8. Comment by velma Bolyard:

    i, too stopped by to check on you. feeling very sad about the disaster.

    March 12, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

  9. Comment by anastasia:

    kokedera is incredible; the peacefulness and awareness of nature’s gentle power is such a contrast to recent events. when you’re there it’s hard to think of sudden change, of the destructive side.

    March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm