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by Lisa Shogo

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THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

After two weeks in Yame at Shimogawa Orimono we continued to Tokyo for one last week. Tokyo is of course completely different in so many ways to the small country village Yame. But as textile nerds we find our way to some of the treasures of Tokyo. Among others MORITA close to Omote-Sando station in central Tokyo is a fantastic atnique shop. Mainly textiles from Japan and other parts of the world but also ceramics and old wooden ware objects from Meiji and Edo eras. Morita-san who run the shop since decades know the whole collection very well so consider this shop a small but important craft museum!

Besides MORITA, a must do is MINGEIKAN. A craft and folk museum at Komaba Todai-mae station. A beautiful house with two whole floors filled with craft and folk-art from all fields. The museum have a very large collection but shows only a part of it at once so check their yearly schedule for information of the current exhibition. 

After this and much much more we now are on our way back to Sweden. The project continues of course but now from our workshops at home. Thanks Japan for this time, see you soon again!

Stay tuned for updates about exhibitions and more!