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kyoto textiles and crafts

On 06, Nov 2010 | In Design, Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

Another great part of visiting Kyoto: finding cute and beautiful handicrafts just about everywhere. Paper products, ceramics, and especially textiles – I wanted to buy everything (and now I’m inspired to get crafty when I go back home).

We saw tons of awesome chopstick rests (how cute is the veggies in a pea pod set?!):
kyoto-crafts chopstick rests
I was so tempted by these purses—love the way traditional Japanese patterns/motifs have been interpreted in a modern, playful way, and also love the simple purse strap bindings.
kyoto-crafts purses
Hand-printed paper (not sure what technique was used):
kyoto-crafts paper
It was great getting to see and touch ornately embroidered kimono and obi fabrics:
kyoto-crafts obi
I really liked how this jewelry store was arranged (like a dream come true for organizational freaks):
kyoto-crafts store
Totoro-themed fabrics!
kyoto-crafts totoro
Shibori-dyed fabrics:
kyoto-crafts shibori
Found these cool silkscreen prints in a stall at Nishiki Food Market:
kyoto-crafts prints
Fabric sushi! There were lots of miniature fabric food items and doodads. Really cute, but not sure what you would do with them…
kyoto-crafts sushi

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