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Written on March 18, 2012

Yesterday was my first full day in Japan, and it was my first attempt at finding some interesting textiles: by chance I found some really wonderful things which I hope will find their way to the webshop upon my return.   The ever-so-slightly stronger dollar has made a significant difference in allowing me a wider range of items to buy.And there are still a fair number of flowering plum trees.  Their bright, sharp colors contrasted against the backdrop of a drab wintry landscape is just gorgeous.And these wacky and wonderful murals seem to be abundant in small towns in Japan, where I was yesterday and where I snapped this.  They are often painted by school children as a “municipal” project, but this one has to do with a grocery store.You can’t not smile when you see something this cute and weird.



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  1. Comment by Hideo and Ai Kitabayashi:

    Welcome back to Japan, Stephen-san!!
    We just found out that you are in Japan by your post on FB.
    How long is your stay going to be? If you are in Tokyo area and
    have some free time, let’s have coffee.

    March 18, 2012 @ 4:41 am

  2. Comment by Tokyo Jinja:

    If you make your way to see Amy at Blue & White, please let me know. She has been promising to introduce us!
    Hope you are finding wonderful things!

    March 18, 2012 @ 8:29 am

  3. Comment by Mary Robertson:

    Beautiful blossoms!

    March 18, 2012 @ 12:49 pm