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Re: [BKARTS] Bookish places in Japan, Kyoto Area?



Lucky you! Japan is great. I was just there (well, a year ago), and highly
recommend Morita Japanese Paper Co., in Kyoto. Their phone number is
(075)341-1419. They *may* speak English. I have their business card, but as
I don't read Japanese, all I understand is the phone number (though there is
a map on the card. I suppose I could scan it and email it to you, if you
like). Anyway, I got the card at the tourist office near the train
station -- if you go there and ask, they will be able to direct you to
Morita, and several other cool shops. Morita is breathtaking, and very
reasonable, by US standards. I spent WAY too much there, and wish I had
spent more.

Also, may I recommend Nomura Fabrics (it is on the map of great places to
spend money with abandon that they will give you at the tourist office)--
they have lovely remnants of Japanese fabrics that I have been making into
book cloth. The fabric is as gorgeous as the paper.

I'm very jealous. Japan was one of my all-time favorite trips. Have fun!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kara Sjoblom-Bay" <ksjoblom@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 7:05 PM
Subject: Bookish places in Japan, Kyoto Area?


> Hi All,
>
> It looks like I will get to travel to Japan this
> summer, most likely to the Kyoto area (although we
> might go elsewhere as well - not sure yet). Any
> bookish places we should visit? I am especially
> interested in places to purchase paper and binding
> supplies, but also anything arty. Thanks!
>
> Kara
> http://www.karasjoblom.com
> http://www.bayimages.net
>
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