|Aaaah! Look at this! Shopping heaven! A shop called Kanzando in Kyoto. Image: www.savoryjapan.com
A country I have never been to but is high on my wish list is Japan. I heard so many good things about it and the aesthetics are amazing. I just love the absolute beauty of Japanese ceramics such as the ones pictured from Karaku Pottery
in Tokyo. They also have a shop on etsy
and ship internationally (yay!).
And what about this delicate chop stick set from Wasabi World
… not that I’d be using it daily, but isn’t it pretty?
I also adore vintage kimono fabrics, which I discovered are for sale on eBay for very reasonable prices. Perfect for cushion covers or other small projects – or to upholster an old chair with, like Anna Troupe
The best discovery I made however was the website of Ichiroya
, or the Kimono Flea Market. A Japanese flea market!!?? Man, that sounds like serious heaven to me. I must go. I think our next holiday destination needs to be Japan.