Last days in Tokyo! Still very jet lagged, not even the magic bread could save us! at some point we need to get a full nights sleep! But we managed to get up a bit earlier this morning which is good! I figured i could get to Hobbyra Hobbyre in the Keio department store which is on the Marinuchi line from the same shinjuku station i can get to the Nippori fabric district and fabric town. So the first stop was the Keio dept store and what a lovely store it is! Before finding the Hubbyra section i came across the card section and found a lovely card for a super chum who is 50 this year. Eventually found the hobbyra section, small but nice selection of liberty some i hadnt seen before so i got a few fat 8ths and some sashiko needles.
After a bit of a faff i found the JR Yamamoto line, it was 7 stops to Nippori, just like London overground really. It took a bit of finding to get the right exit but i got there in the end and saw the famous signs on the pavements!
I knew to stop first at Pakira to see what liberty they have and a very nice selection they have too! I was mainly interested in Hello Kitty Liberty as this is only for sale in japan, i know others buy it and sell on which is fine, but i wanted some authentically bought in japan. I priced it up to see what i should keep aside for it, they had a sign which said if you showed your passport you got 5% off which was grand by me too! I spotted these main hello kitty prints and filed them away for later!
There was this cute canvas print in the sale bin by the door, only £5 for over a meter! I couldnt pass it up!
Upstairs I saw they had a lot of fabric by this company, never heard of them before but what fun fabric!
They also had a bit of liberty, well it would have been rude not too!
so off back up the other side I pootled. by this time i was starving so went in past my trusty 7/11 and got a sushi triangle. Passing the leather stores was amazing the smells were wonderful. I went in past a general fabric store and spotted a fabric pack with this uber cute bunny fabric (far left) just had tot have that!
Pork bun! very nice and tasty!