Sunday, February 22, 2009

A flash back to Kyoto

I love furoshiki.  I do seriously believe it is one of the best inventions/ideas to come from Japan.
Each visit, I buy a few more for my stash.  I use them to carry objects, wrap things up and of course, as bags.
Before my most recent visit I found a shop called Kakefuda where they make and print their own furoshiki.  They are stunning.  Each one is very large and costs about 5000 yen... With the currnet exchange rate, that is about $90aud.
I found a map to Kakefuda via their website.  I also located them using Google maps (as seen above).  I committed this map to memory.  I guess I am pretty good at directions and I know Kyoto pretty well.  Even so, I was very proud of myself when we arrived at the store with no problems.  My Japanese friend Tomoko was so surprised (she knows the low level of my Japanese!)
Here is the bike that marks the shop.  It is always parked out front.  We chatted to the owner and I had to buy one (even though it was sooooo expensive!).  No regrets.  I am so proud that I found the store.  I LOVE my furoshiki!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do they give lessons on how to tie up parcels etc?
Love JEG