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Year One: Almost a Wrap

In three weeks, we head back to America for our summer leave, finishing up our first year, here in Tokyo.  While technically not quite a year, the time sure has flown by!  I can’t believe how much we’ve managed to … Continue reading

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Making Washi in Ogawamachi

My obsession with washi paper continues, and so when the opportunity to learn how washi paper is made presented itself, I jumped at the chance. I took the train to the town of Ogawamachi, which is about an hour outside … Continue reading

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The Washi Ball Bowl Project

Shopping craft stores in Japan has enabled me to combine my lifelong love of beautiful papers and newfound love of Japanese designs.  I find myself standing in washi paper stores for hours at a time, staring at beautiful papers, dreaming up … Continue reading

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Springtime Door Decor

In the chaos of the whole moving to the other side of the world thing I’ve recently realized the spring wreath some how didn’t make the trip. This should be my biggest problem {said in my best yenta voice}. Cute … Continue reading

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I Went to Paper Heaven AND it Smelled Great

No trip to Kyoto is complete without a visit to Kyukyodo Stationery and Incense Shop.  Its been in business since 1663.  When you’re about to hit your 350th anniversary, it’s clear you kinda know what you’re doing. The shop sells … Continue reading

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Gotta Love a Sugar Buzz

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and there’s nothing a bunch of little girls love more than a day filled with sugar! So I invited a few of The Cuties’ friends and their Mommies over for an afternoon of decorating cookies.  I … Continue reading

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A Super Shopping Day

While Cute Husband might disagree, I’m not usually one to spend an entire day shopping. But I did today! :-) I stumbled upon this blog that talks about all sorts of great craft stores all over Tokyo.  Since all of … Continue reading

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