Yesterday I traveled to Nippori's Fabric Town with my friend Natsuko-san. Nippori Station is a little out of the way with not many attractions to draw individuals out there. From my place the trip only took about 40mins which is good time considering we traveled 22km by train.
When arriving we were a little lost. Nippori station is built above the tracks which themselves are above the actual ground. So we first had to figure out our way down from the station to the area where the fabric town was located. Once finding the 'bicycle' elevator we were on the ground.
While the internet said the Fabric Town is well marked out I would beg to differ. The station had no signs like the many sites indicated and I have a feeling it has to do with how Nippori is changing. Many brand new apartment towers and the station is heavily under construction in places.
|Part of Nippori Station|
But, on the 4th floor was the 'traditional' fabrics; the fabrics which I had been searching for that day. Now I would not describe myself as having the eye for fabrics, I chose the ones that I figure I would like to see on a quilt and are more my taste, which I hope is similar to my mothers. Now I am not going to post pictures of the fabric because that would ruin the surprise when I mall the care package to my mother and family. But what I will do is post a picture to tease my mother of most of the fabrics that I purchased that day.
|New Apartment Tower|
Off to get a haircut today for $13... cheap, fast and decent... all I need right now.
More blogs to hopefully come.