Oh wait. Remember Japan? I never showed you my purchases from Fabric Town.
Well, here they are. Not too impressive for someone who brought an extra duffel bag along to carry her purchases.
The solitary trek out to Fabric Town in Nippori didn't actually go very well. I found an English map here and was so excited to see the endless supply of stores to browse. Somehow, even though I knew that I should be bring cash, I forgot to get extra before boarding the train. I figured it wouldn't be that bad because we had been able to find ATMs that worked all over the city quite easily. But no. It wasn't the same in Nippori. I searched for an hour trying about 5 or more ATMs to no avail. I was getting very mad at myself. I knew better! The websites warned me. How could I do this to myself.
Finally, I asked a travel agency if there was a 7-11 nearby and to my amazement there was. That seemed to be the only place that would take American cards.
So... if you're an idiot like me, you'll find the 7-11 near the post office, only a block away from the station.
My other mistake was just assuming that there would be tons of cuteness everywhere. I don't know why I thought this except that that's what I normally buy from Japan, so it must be everywhere, right? Again, no. Most of the shops were for apparel. I really should have done more research.
I did manage to find a couple of places with the cuteness. Most of them had pre-cut fabrics in little cellophane pouches. This was my favorite purchase and I probably should have bought more. I love these cute bunnies and bears driving.
My second favorite purchase was this purple polka dot number. It's cotton, almost a double gauze feel. I love it. Oh, and I've already ruined that white sweater knit next to it, so that's great.