Sunday, February 1, 2009

More from Tokyo; Nippori, Fabric Town

On my recent trip to Tokyo I spent half a day in Nippori Fabric Town. A must see for fabric lovers. This is the garment district. The strip is lined with mom & pop fabric shops selling a wide variety of fabric. I highly recommend looking inside each shop, the smaller shops had the best bargains. Tomato is the largest shop and the most popular with floor after floor of fabric, very much how heaven will be. My time was limited and I could only carry so much back on the subway so I moved through each shop quickly looking for any sort of plush or upholstery fabric I could find. My efforts were well rewarded, I walked out of Nippori with smile and a heavy bag of fabric in each hand.


Theresa said...

I wish I could have gone with you... all that fabric.... the quilter in me is so envious. :)



Peng Peng said...

oh my god, fabric district shopping in Japan.. i think i would pass out and have to be revived with smelling salts (or a bowl of steaming dumplings). That's awesome you scored fabric there, and weren't so overwhelmed by the selection (as would be the case with me). Can't wait to see what you make with it!!

Kingfisher Farm said...

Art my daughter whom you have met, is teaching herself Japanese! She envies you this experience! Pam

op.00302企画 said...


I'm living Nippori Tokyo.
and run shop.
NIce to meet you.