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May 28, 2009

Dear Diary, my tiny shopping spree

It was rainy in the Kobe, Osaka area today.  It was also my day off.
Since I needed to get out of the house after being cooped up a lot, I went to Motomachi, Kobe.
The suppressed shopaholic in me went a bit bonkers at my favorite bookstore.  You can seen what I bought here.

The following picture is a stack of papers I bought at a Fair Trade store at the very end of the Motomachi mall.
Made in Bangladesh and very beautiful.  The textures are rather unique too.

Then I went to a lovely store that sold all things Japanese.  
Kimonoesque patterns for hair bands and clips.


I wish I could have taken pictures but the books were pretty heavy....lol

14 comments:

B said...

Love, love, love the clips!

Laura said...

It looks like you had a great day out shopping and came home with some interesting things! I especially love those Bangladesh papers!
Take care, Laura

willow said...

Japan always has the most wonderful paper and ephemera.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Those clips are wonderful! I'd like a real kimono like the ones Beatrice and Evie wore in House of Elliot!

Delwyn said...

Hi Tulsa,
that's an interesting tree on your header - looks like taglietelle drying...

I wish I could have been there shopping with you...I love all those stores...

Happy days

I_am_Tulsa said...

If I could go shopping with you gals it would be great!

We could get Carol's kimono and lots more.

The next time I go shopping I will leave the bookstore for last so that I an take some more pictures.

Chiara.u said...

ah what a beatiful thing is shopping!!! For the mood most of all :))

I_am_Tulsa said...

Delwyn, I can't remember what the name of the tree is...the thingies hanging from the tree are the seeds. They are a spiral so that they can fall far from the tree...they sort of spiral away on the wind~!

Butternut Squash said...

So many pretty things in Japan. I came across a review of Tokyo Fiancee by Amelie Nothomb and I thought you might enjoy it. http://lotusreads.blogspot.com Peace.

Chiara.u said...

Hi Tulsa! Don't know why I can't see my comment... uff there must be some problems with my pc -.- Only want to say hello! Shopping is the best medicine for body and soul... happy you had fun :))

I_am_Tulsa said...

Chiara.u! Your comment was here! There is nothing wrong with your computer! I have been pretty drained these past 2 days because of the heat and humidity...thus making it hard for me to sit in front of the computer! Argh.
Thank you for for visiting!

Butternut Squash, I am going to check out the link now! Thank you!

Alexandra said...

That paper is to die for! What do you use it for? Stationary? Scrapbooking? Origami? Crafting?

Poppy Tatton said...

Love the paper!
I don't think what I have right now is allergies. I experienced allergies round March/April this year- constant runny nose, itchy eyes. What I keep getting is like a upper-respitory problem, so the doctor thinks I'm allergic to Japanese buildings, my environment. I'm going to get an allergy test done just in case.

I_am_Tulsa said...

Alexandra, I because I thought it would work well with scrapbooking. I think I might make a few birthday cards too!

Poppy, thank you for visiting! Don't you think it is weird that we get allergies here? I didn't have that problem in the US and haven't had it when I went back to visit the last time either...?!

I hope you get better soon! Make yourself some chicken soup...or try some of that sweet ginger tea;-)